Please note: From July 1 2021 access to our suite of EBSCO databases - Australia/ New Zealand Reference Centre, Academic Search Premier, History Reference Centre, GreenFILE, MasterFILE Complete, Consumer Health Complete, Literary Reference Center Plus, Science Reference Center, and Australian/New Zealand Points of View Reference - will no longer be available. Instead, you'll be able to access a new suite of databases from Gale, which will cover a diverse range of subjects including Australian news sources, business skills, contemporary issues, the environment, geography, literature, science, and history.  

ABC Health & Wellbeing
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's award-winning online health gateway.
Ancestry Library Edition
is the world's largest family history database where you can browse census records, start a family tree and more. It provides a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research, with access to over 4,000 databases. Available remotely to library members until 31 December 2021. For more information and log in details, visit our Genealogy page. 

Australian Heritage Database
This database contains information about more than 20,000 natural, historic and Indigenous places, including the World Heritage List, the Commonwealth Heritage List, the Register of the National Estate, the List of Overseas Places of Historic Significance to Australia, and places under consideration, or that may have been considered for, any one of these lists.


offers a fantastic range of eBooks and eAudiobooks in many categories including Australian, Mysteries and Thrillers, Romance, True Crime, Biographies, and much more. Titles can be read or listened to on your favourite device including smartphones, tablets, and computers. Download the BorrowBox app from your device's app store or visit the BorrowBox website on your PC to get started. Need help? Watch this how-to video or visit BorrowBox's dedicated help page.

Britannica Library
Britannica Library is a reliable, up-to-date and age-appropriate information resource for library patrons of all ages. Discover encyclopedia articles, journals, images and much more!
The British Newspaper Archive
offers online access to millions of pages from British and Irish newspapers from 1703-2003. It’s a fantastic family history research resource, as well as a fascinating look into Britain’s, and the rest of the world’s, history. Available remotely to library members until 31 August 2021.
Choice Online
Full access to thousands of reports and reviews on products and services that are rigorously tested and rated. Using Choice Online in the library? Please ask staff to log in for you. Accessing from home during COVID-19? Head to our Catalogue and login to Member Login with your library card number and PIN. Once you're logged in, you will find the Choice login details under the Member Weblinks Menu. We kindly ask you to refrain from sharing these login details with others. 
Coronavirus Research Database
The Coronavirus Research Database brings together authoritative, open and freely available content from key publishers such as Nature Publishing Group, the BMJ, Taylor & Francis and others. It includes journal articles, preprints, conference proceedings, dissertations and more related to COVID-19 and other coronaviruses, as well as comprehensive coverage of past pandemics and epidemics, like MERS and SARS, to give researchers and students context around the current global crisis.
CSU Guide for HSC students
has online links and study resources for all major HSC subjects and courses. It offers resources, information and advice that will help during HSC preparation, including practise exams and study guides, and free online resources for each year 12 subject or stream.
provides free, factual, non-judgemental drug information in Fact Sheets, pamphlets, articles and referrals to agencies for further information and help if needed.

EdUnlimited provides students with online access to a range of study materials, including all of ATAR's Preliminary and HSC summary notes, topic tests and text guides and all of the Neap past trial exams and revision materials. Students who are Shoalhaven Libraries members can access EdUnlimited for free. To request an account, email us at with your library card number or digital membership number. You'll then receive a system generated EdUnlimited username and password (please allow up to two working days for this.) Once you receive your login details, go to Log in, enter your year level and subjects, and start highlighting notes, bookmarking your favourites, taking practice tests, and making your own study notes.  

is a family history and genealogy website, which currently offers access to a collection of over 50 million historical records covering Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Pacific Islands, the UK, Ireland, the United States and Canada. Available remotely to library members until 31 August 2021.
Free Legal Information
in Plain English for the people of New South Wales. Covers all types of legal situations, with FAQs, pamphlets, information and referrals.
Gale Business: Entrepreneurship
Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and more.
Gale Business: Plan Builder
Grow, plan, and optimize a business/nonprofit. Utilize development tools and a step-by-step process to build a business plan.
Gale Health and Wellness Resource
Access full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. This comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices for researchers of all levels.
Gale in Context: Biography
Discover the world's most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazine, and multimedia content.
Gale in Context: Environmental Studies
Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content.
Gale in Context: Global Issues
Analyze important global issues and events through topic overviews, international viewpoints, news, and multimedia content.
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints
Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important social issues.
Gale in Context: Science
Understand context for hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments, and more.
Gale in Context: World History
Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources.
Gale Interactive: Science
Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources.
Gale Literature: Books and Authors
Answer the age-old question, 'What do I read next?' Search and match reading interests to books, authors, genres, or topics.
Gale Literature: Literature Resource Centre
Find up-to-date biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and reviews on writers from all eras.
Gale OneFile: News
Access major newspapers online to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, or other fields. Includes Australian News Limited and Fairfax newspapers.
Good Reading Hub
An Australian resource with ”everything about books” including thousands of book reviews, author profiles, stories on writers’ houses, bookshops, short stories, book trivia and more. Also in the Hub is Spineout, for teens, where they can express their ideas and their creativity in words, art, film or music and PK Mag, a place where primary aged kids can experience the thrill of being published.
Improving health and wellbeing for all Australians, now and for future generations.
Healthdirect Australia
A government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice.
Hot Topics
Brought to you by the State Library's Find Legal Answers site, Hot Topics is a plain language series about recent changes and current debates in the law. Topics include domestic violence, courts and tribunals, voting and elections, the Australian legal system, and human rights.

provides access to a statewide collection of independent Australian and international titles, classic literature and modern award-winning titles in eBook and eAudio format. Please select South Coast Cooperative Libraries when prompted to choose your library.


Enjoy comedy, horror, classics, dramas, sci-fi, documentaries, lessons and so much more with Kanopy video streaming. 30,000 titles to choose from. Watch on any device. Try it today.


Kanopy for Kids
Kanopy Kids is our collection of movies and shows for kids available in public libraries only. Your public library offers unlimited plays in Kanopy Kids, so your kids are free to explore enriching, educational and entertaining films and TV series.
View our guide on Kanopy (desktop) / Kanopy (mobile app)


Kinderling Kids Radio 
Kinderling is Australia's most popular kids radio station, playing family-friendly music and shows for children aged 0-7.  This award-winning app features songs, nursery rhymes, stories, and podcasts for any time of day - entertainment, creativity, education, and meditations and sleep aids for bedtime. There are podcasts for parents, too! Shoalhaven Libraries members can access the Premium version of Kinderling for free!  To get started, create your Kinderling login at this link. Then, download the Kinderling app on your mobile device and log in.


Libby by OverDrive
OverDrive's award winning app Libby offers a great range of fiction and non-fiction eBooks and eAudio, plus hundreds of eMagazines. Download on your mobile device at the App Store or Play Store, or read and listen straight from your browser.
Please use South Coast when selecting your library service.

LinkedIn Learning
is the next generation of In addition to the platform improvements and expanded course catalogue (16,000+), all courses will still be available for our members. LinkedIn Learning also offers courses in six additional languages - French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin and Portuguese. Please note: access to LinkedIn Learning will end on August 10 2021.

is the fast, easy, and most effective way to learn to speak a foreign language! It is an online language learning system that teaches real conversation for practical communication. In no time at all, you'll be able to navigate all sorts of everyday situations - get directions, order a meal, make new friends - the possibilities are endless.

Click here to view our guide to Mango

MedlinePlus is an American online health information resource provided by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library.

National Construction Code
provides access to the current and complete National Construction Code of Australia.

Please note: Free registration is required to access the NCC.

Click here to register

National Geographic Virtual Library
Browse this cross-searchable platform for research insight from journalism's most trusted name in exploration and discovery.
National Geographic Kids
Browse this cross-searchable platform for research insight from journalism's most trusted name in exploration and discovery.
Newsbank Access Australia
Newsbank's Access Australia is a unique, web-based resource that provides libraries with comprehensive news coverage from all Australian states and territories and beyond. From local publications to national news sources such as The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian, Access Australia includes content from the most popular daily, weekly and Sunday newspapers as well as hard-to-find community and regional news.
PK Mag
is an e-zine for primary age kids. We publish their creative work from book reviews, poetry, short stories, artwork, photography or stories. If they’ve created something or been involved in creating something we’ll publish it for them!

This service became OverDrive on March 17th 2021, and all RBdigital content, including eMagazines, moved to OverDrive's app Libby.

is an interactive magazine aimed at Young Adults from the ages of 12 -18 years to help them express themselves creatively through their writing, lyrics or through artwork, videos or poems. SpineOut is the place they can submit these works for publication. SpineOut is written by them and for them.
State Library of NSW eResources
are available to all Shoalhaven Libraries members. The databases cover a huge range of topics including art, history, law, science, technology and more! You can use your Shoalhaven Libraries card to register with the State Library and gain access to a wealth of free eResources. Click here to register

Story Box Library
features engaging online Australian stories read by some of Australia's finest storytellers. Our stories are a little bit cheeky, a little bit charming and a whole lot of fun!

Click here to view our guide to Storybox


The Computer School
Learn how to use PCs, tablets, smartphones: Apple, Windows, Android: email, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft Office, Skype, blogs and much more. Easy step by step tutorials for absolute beginners and more advanced users.

Click here to view our guide to The Computer School.

is an online search engine designed by the National Library of Australia that lets you access content from the National Library, State Libraries and over 1,000 other libraries from all over Australia. At the click of a button, you can access a large and unrivalled repository of Australian material including books, newspapers, journals, theses, maps, photos and music.

How to log in: 

Most of these resources are available 24/7 and can be accessed in the library, or from home. To log in, you will need your library card number (located on the back of your library card under the barcode). Some resources will also require you to enter your date of birth (eg. 01021980) as a PIN. Please note, EBSCO resources will refer to your library card number as your Patron ID. Others, such as Kanopy and RBDigital, will prompt you to create a separate username and password. 

Example with 1st February 1980 as a birthdate: 

ID: S123567
PIN: 01021980

We strongly recommend that you log into our library catalogue and change your default PIN.

Please note that our Genealogy databases and Choice Online are available for use in the library only.

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