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eLibrary

eBooks and eAudiobooks

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.

Axis360

Reminder notice: As of March 20th, Axis360 is no longer available through Kingston Libraries

Dear Kingston Library Patrons,

Based on utilisation and getting best use of existing products, Kingston Libraries has decided to cease offering the Axis360 platform as a service starting 20th March, 2018.

In its place we recently went live with an exciting new eBook/eAudiobook platform, cloudLibrary, which is available online via our eLibrary page and the free cloudLibrary app in addition to the already very popular BorrowBox.

We have migrated the vast majority of content that was on Axis360 over to cloudLibrary where a suite of new eBooks and larger range of eAudiobooks are available.

We encourage you to explore BorrowBox and cloudLibrary today.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 135 668 or via email if you have any questions.

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...?

Library Global Books in Print

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

Accessing Who Else Writes Like...? outside the library? Use the instructions below to login using your Kingston Libraries membership card.

  1. Click on the Log in button located in the top right corner of the screen.

  2. Enter your library card number into the Your card number* field located in the right hand log in With your library card number... option, then click the Log in with my card number >> button below.

  3. Click on the drop down field and navigate through the list of libraries until you find Kingston Library Service (Parkdale, Australia) and click to select.

  4. Click on the Continue button to finish logging in.

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

Lynda.com

Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

For more information and help getting started with Lynda.com, view the tutorial available on Kingston Libraries' Niche Academy by clicking on the "View Tutorial" link below.

For more detailed information on how to make the most out of Lynda.com, check out the How to use Lynda.com course produced by Lynda.com Staff!

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

Lynda.com

Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

For more information and help getting started with Lynda.com, view the tutorial available on Kingston Libraries' Niche Academy by clicking on the "View Tutorial" link below.

For more detailed information on how to make the most out of Lynda.com, check out the How to use Lynda.com course produced by Lynda.com Staff!

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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