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eLibrary

eBooks and eAudiobooks

Axis360

Browse, check out, and download eBooks and eAudiobooks using the Axis360 app! It’s simple — just download the app on your device, find our library, and log in using your library ID.

The Axis360 app is compatible with:

  • iOS
  • Android
  • Kindle Fire
  • Windows (PC)

Learn more or download the app to your device from the Axis360 App Zone.

For help, visit the Axis360 Help Site. You can also view the tutorial available on Kingston Libraries' Niche Academy for more information and help using Axis360 by clicking on the "View Tutorial" link below.

BorrowBox

EBooks and eAudiobooks are now available for you to download. Hundreds of great titles to choose from including Adult, Young Adult and Junior books. Please check the video tutorial which shows you how to register, search for titles and download. It is also available through the BorrowBox Library app.

Download app from iTunes Store

Download app from Google Play Store

For more information and help using BorrowBox, view the tutorial available on Kingston Libraries' Niche Academy by clicking on the "View Tutorial" link below.

CloudLibrary

Access a broad range of eBooks and eAudiobooks on CloudLibrary. Download the CloudLibrary app onto your device via the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, or install it directly onto your Windows PC or Mac. CloudLibrary is also available for Kindle Fire and Nook devices. Click here for instructions on how CloudLibrary works and for getting yourself set up.

Download app from iTunes Store

Download app from Google Play Store

For more information and help using CloudLibrary, view the tutorial available on Kingston Libraries' Niche Academy by clicking on the "View Tutorial" link below.

Tumble Book Library

EBooks for kids! A fun and educational resource. Young children can listen to and watch animated, talking picture books. Children learning to read can practice their reading skills with read-along chapter books and non-fiction titles too. TumbleBooks includes games, puzzles, educational videos and books in other languages.

For more information and help using Tumble Book Library, view the tutorial available on Kingston Libraries' Niche Academy by clicking on the "View Tutorial" link below.

Story Box Library

Video recordings of stories written by Australian authors and illustrators, being read aloud by a range of fantastic Australian storytellers. Get kids excited about reading, inspire their imaginations, and let them have fun with stories! Ideal for 2-8 year olds.

Project Gutenberg

Over 2500 public domain e-book titles to choose from.

Open Library

The World's classic literature at your fingertips. Over 1,000,000 free eBook titles available.

Infobase eBooks

Fully searchable VCE study guides for literature students. Includes biographical information, summary, major themes and character analysis.

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Digital Newspapers

The Age, The Australian Financial Review &
The Sydney Morning Herald

Access digital copies of The Age, The Australian Financial Review and The Sydney Morning Herald at any Kingston Library branch.

Chinese eNewspapers and eMagazines

EBMV

Kingston Libraries now offer a choice of 90 different Chinese language eNewspapers and eMagazines, with titles in both Simplified and Traditional Chinese.

Leader Newspapers

Many Leader papers from around Melbourne are now available online. They can be read in their true printed format.

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Digital Magazines

RBdigital
formerly Zinio for Libraries

Sign up for free access to digital magazines through Kingston Libraries. The collection has over 80 popular titles which are digitally reproduced page for page and can be viewed on your computer or by downloading the RBdigital (formerly Zinio for Libraries) app. You will need to register with your card and then create an account.

For more information on setting up an account and accessing magazines with RBdigital, view the tutorial available on Kingston Libraries' Niche Academy by clicking on the "View Tutorial" link below.

Good Reading
Everything About Books

An Australian resource with information on 'Everything About Books' including thousands of easy to read independant book reviews and lots of interesting Australian and international articles, author profiles, bookshops, short stories, book trivia and more.

Good Reading Online Hub for Book Lovers

To access the Good Reading Online Hub for Book Lovers, please click on the following link.

Good Reading digital edition

Alternatively, if you just wish to access the digital edition of the Good Reading magazine, please click on the following link.

Flipster for Choice Magazines

Flipster Choice

Instant access to Choice and Choice Computer magazines in an easy-to-read digital format.

For more information and help using Flipster, click here or view the tutorial available on Kingston Libraries' Niche Academy by clicking on the "View Tutorial" link below.

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Movie Streaming

Beamafilm

Use Beamafilm to stream amazing documentaires from Australia and around the world.

Note: you will have to click validate with your mouse once you have entered your card number to log in.

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Music Downloads

Freegal Music

Including everything from One Direction to Dolly Parton and Aretha Franklin to Miley Cyrus, Freegal is a free music service that gives you access to approximately 3 million songs. Your library membership gives you 3 tracks per week to download (which are yours to keep and not DRM limited) and 5 hours of streaming every day.

For more information and help using Freegal, view the tutorial available on Kingston Libraries' Niche Academy by clicking on the "View Tutorial" link below.

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Reader's Choice

Good Reading
Everything About Books

An Australian resource with information on 'Everything About Books' including thousands of easy to read independant book reviews and lots of interesting Australian and international articles, author profiles, bookshops, short stories, book trivia and more.

Good Reading Online Hub for Book Lovers

To access the Good Reading Online Hub for Book Lovers, please click on the following link.

Good Reading digital edition

Alternatively, if you just wish to access the digital edition of the Good Reading magazine, please click on the following link.

Global Books in Print

Library Global Books in Print

Want to know if a particular book is available to purchase? Check titles by your favourite author and check availability and price.

Who Else Writes Like...?

Who Else Writes Like...? is an online resource available through the library to help fiction readers discover new authors.

The Source

A subject guide to children’s fiction and poetry, with an emphasis on Australian authors.

Username: klis
Password: magpies

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Computer Help

Dynamic Learning Online

Learn basic computer skills including how to use Windows, popular applications such as Microsoft Office, and social networks. New users will need to create an account to set up a username and password.

For more computer help visit the Computer Skills section of our Useful Websites page.

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For Students

Britannica Public Library Edition

The online version of the trusted encyclopaedia, presented in 3 levels, primary, secondary and adult there are 1000s of articles, illusatrations, maps, graphics and biographies as well as links to authenticated websites.

Britannica Image Quest

Britannica Image Quest

The best education images all in one place. Access more than two million rights cleared images from over 50 of the best collections around the world.

Science Online

Covers all scientific disciplines through extensive definitions, essays, printable diagrams, biographies, and over 1,300 experiments.

Access for free in the library or by using your library card at home.

Atlas of Living Australia

The Atlas of Living Australia contains information on all the known species in Australia from a wide range of sources. Look at maps of where species occur or explore which species can be found in your neighbourhood.

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For educational games and resources for young learners visit our Play and Learn page.

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Health

Better Health Channel

Free online health resource from the Victorian Government. Look up conditions and treatments, learn about healthy living, and find information on health services and support available to Victorians.

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Learning Languages

To visit our Learning English and Other Languages eResources page, please click here.

Law

Law Handbook

The Fitzroy Legal Service Law Handbook is the most comprehensive plain English guide to the law in Victoria, and is updated annually by more than seventy expert volunteer lawyers.

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Census

Australian Bureau of Statistics census data for 2011 is now available.

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Building Codes

Building Code of Australia (BCA) - National Construction Code (NCC)

The Building Code of Australia Online incorporates Volume One, the Housing Provisions (Volume Two) and The Guide to the BCA. It also has access BCA versions and Amendments dating back to 1988.

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Family History

To visit our Family History Resources page, please click here.

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