The Unley Libraries subscribe to a number of online databases, which are free to access for library members. To access these databases all you need is your library card.
Unley Libraries, as part of the Public Libraries SA network, now offer a large collection of downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks including classics, new releases, nonfiction and bestsellers for all ages.
Download wirelessly to your compatible eReader, iPad, smart phone, mp3 player, PC and laptop anytime, 24 hours a day.Simply browse, check out, download and enjoy!
PLEASE NOTE: Kindle eReader & some other eReaders are NOT compatible with this service
World Book is an industry leader in the production of award-winning encyclopedias, reference sources, and digital products for the home and schools. Our subscription includes three different searching platforms: World Book Online For Kids, aimed at younger researchers; World Book Online Info Finder, for school aged students ; and World Book Online Reference Center, a public library site for advanced researchers.
Have you read everything by your favourite author and want to find something else to read? Then check out Who Else Writes Like...? It provides lists of authors and recommendations of authors to try who have a similiar writing style or genre. Expand your reading horizons and give it a go!
The publishers of this database are aiming to provide the most comprehensive online collection of streaming audio, music scores and reference. It specialises in classical, jazz, world and American music.
Music Online will offer hundreds of thousands of audio recordings, growing monthly, plus 400,000 pages of scores, 100,000 pages of music reference, and over 500 hours of video.
Read your favourite magazines, in full, for free, online by registering using your library card. Popular titles include: Digital Camera World; Gardening Australia; Popular Science; Practical Parenting to name a few. More titles coming in the near future. Suitable for computers and mobile devices.
Hundreds of e-Audiobooks to download, for free by registering using your library card. Something for everyone, including adult, children's and young adult titles. Download to a range of devices, we recommend using the OneClick Media Manager to do so. Online tutorials available to guide you through.
Road to IELTS is a self-study program to help those wishing to pass the IELTS exam. It provides hours of intensive work on vocabulary, reading, writing, listening and speaking practice. The course includes two modules: General Training and Academic.
Ancestry provides access to an extensive range of genealogical resources from the United States and United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records. Also provides limited Australian coverage. To access this database you can visit either the Unley Civic Library or Goodwood Library and book on to use a public computer.
This tool allows you to train yourself in how to use Microsoft Office 2007 and Windows Vista. It can be accessed on any PC with internet access - it runs inside your browser. All you need to create an account is your Unley Libraries card number. Check out the flyer here for more information on how to get started.
You may also want to try these free online resources:
Whilst your doctor is the best source of diagnosis and treatment advice, there are many websites that provide general health information. Public Libraries SA staff have reviewed some of the popular health websites to help link you to the information you are seeking.
SAcommunity (formerly Infosearch) is South Australia's community information resource. Its purpose is to enable you to find out about help available from government, non-government and community services throughout SA and to find out how you can connect with and get involved in your community.
This South Australian government website provides information, resources, factsheets and videos which are all designed to make learning about the Internet and technology easy, engaging and accessible.
GreenFILE is a bibliographic database of information about environmental concerns. This resource offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment. GreenFILE indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports.
Trove is an online search engine developed by the National Library of Australia which allows you to access a large respository of Australian material. Explore a wealth of resources and digital content including full-text books, journal and newspaper articles, images, music, sound, videos, maps, websites, diaries, letters, archives, people and organisations.
This site has links to government information, newspapers, current affairs and community links in over 60 different languages.
Foolkit has pathways to useful legal information in SA and around Australia. It gives different solutions depending on what you are looking for — eg self help, brief information, detailed technical answers, a bit of advice and a lawyer. And it can be read in over 50 languages.