Special collections

special collections

We have a number of specialist collections in our Libraries, created to provide for special interests or meet particular needs.

 

Kindle eReaders

The City of Unley Libraries have Kindle eReaders for loan. Each Kindle is loaded with bestseller titles, and comes with a quick start guide to get you reading our eBooks with ease. Choose from our two sets of adult Kindles, or try our youth edition for teens and young adults (borrowers aged under 15 years are required to borrow on a parent/guardian card).

You can find a complete list of all the eBooks available on our Kindles via our catalogue.

Available for free on a 28 day loan with a limit of one Kindle per card. Please ask at the Libraries for further information.

 

Our book club sets

We support a large number of book clubs. If you are looking to start a book club, do please contact us, but if you are just looking for something to read, our list of book club titles might spark some interest. You can't borrow as an individual from the book club collections, but you can find the titles in our main collection and borrow or reserve a copy there. 

More information on our book clubs.

 

Active ageing, dementia friendly & brain training collections

The City of Unley has been recognised by the World Health Organisation as an Age Friendly City and Community and the Libraries continue to be an integral part.

Our Active Ageing collection brings together diverse subjects of interest, including retirement, health and general wellbeing that can be helpful when tackling the challenges of getting older. We've also developed a Dementia Friendly collection, which includes a variety of insightful literature on the topic. Library staff are always ready to help you find what you're looking for, over the phone or in person.

If you're interested in developing your memory and cognition, our new Brain Training collection is full of resources aimed at improving the health of your brain. From biohacks to brain food, this collection brings you useful, everyday insights into the world of neuroscience.

 

Rainbow collection & LGBTQ+

Inclusivity and representation are important factors in how we manage our library collections. We're proud to share our Rainbow collection with the community, which you can easily access via our library catalogue using the search terms 'LGBTQ+' or 'Rainbow collection'. As with all our collections, your feedback and suggestions are always welcome!

 

Dyslexia friendly

There are several ways to access dyslexia friendly resources; you can find physical items by searching the catalogue for 'Dyslexic edition', or if you prefer eBooks, Libby by Overdrive and BorrowBox have dyslexic font options.

 

Children's collections 

STEM collection

Support your child's development of STEM learning while encouraging reading at the same time! Our STEM collection will open your eyes to the variety of books on our shelves aimed at engaging the key skills that STEM disciplines foster. Search for 'STEM collection' on our catalogue to explore what's on offer.

Premier's Reading Challenge

Make completing the PRC easy! You can search our catalogue for 'PRC' and add R–2, 3–56–9 or 9–12 to narrow it down to your desired year level. You can also add a year (e.g. 2020) to your search if you want to see the latest books we've added from the PRC book list.

Culturally diverse

Celebrate our multicultural society by sharing a story from a different perspective. This includes stories from around the world, as well as our own backyard. Look out for the 'Culturally diverse' and Aboriginal flag stickers on our children's collection, or browse via our catalogue.

The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA)

Each year, the CBCA celebrates Australian children's literature through their Book of the Year awards, as well as the much-loved Book Week! You can search for award winners as well as nominated titles by searching for 'CBCA' on our catalogue.