Library reopening 29 May 2020

Our libraries are closed. Find out about our book delivery service.

Boroondara Library Service is here to support your learning, whether you're supporting a school-aged child or need help with your own studies.

Library staff have curated a list of our eResources for you to access with your Boroondara Library Service membership. If you’re not yet a member, you can join online.

Homework help

Overwhelmed with the long list of Google search results? Credo Reference is designed to help with research projects and homework assignments. It shows results from trusted sources, creates info maps and highlights key terms.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online has 3 different reading levels to suit your needs, allowing you to search for information relevant to kids, teens and adults.

See these and more in our collection of online databases.

Assignment research

Our journal databases ProQuest and EBSCO will take your research and writing to the next level. Access searchable, peer reviewed and full text journal articles. 

Language learning

Reading magazines is a great way to improve your language skills. Log into Press Reader and filter by language.

Practice your language skills with a Transparent Language Online course, available through Online learning. Some languages even offer courses for those as young as 6 years old.

English texts

We have digital Spark Notes Literature Guides covering titles from classics like Shakespeare, Dickens and Steinbeck through to modern titles including The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and The Hunger Games. These guides include sample A+ essays, analysis in plain English, study questions and quizzes to prepare you for exams and assignments.

Learning and technology

Enrol in a Lynda online course to learn a wide range of skills from change management, to coding, photography, animation and software packages. See Online learning.

Recreation

Play music while you study with ad-free music on Freegal. Many of us are surrounded by noise and distractions and music can provide the perfect background to help you focus.

Need a break from study? Stream movies with Kanopy and Beamafilm, which have a great selection of independent movies and documentaries.

Start streaming at Film and music streaming.

You can also download eBooks and audio books using the Libby and Borrow Box apps. You might find school set texts as well as plenty of recreational reading.

Need help from our professional staff?

Boroondara Library Service is here to help. 

Call us on 9278 4666 or Ask-a-Librarian online. We can help you navigate our online library, suggest your next great read or give tailored homework help.

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