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Digital Library

Access the library online 24/7 and discover new items, download eBooks and Audiobooks, research online resources and more.

See the A-Z list of all Online Services below for access to the library eResources and services. 

Library eResources such as Kanopy, Borrowbox and Studiosity are available to members, and Library Tech Assist provides user support. See below for more information about Library Tech Assist.

The Library Tech Assist team have prepared fact sheets to help library members use a variety of apps and devices. Visit About the Libraries to browse the fact sheets or view all fact sheets.

Members need a library card number and PIN for access to many of these resources.

To search for items to borrow, place holds and manage your library account, visit the library catalogue.

It is free to join the library and membership is open to everyone.

For more information view the Library Membership page.

To download the Libraries Victoria mobile app, follow these links for your operating system:

Download for Apple iOS

Download for Android

 

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A-Z of all Online Services

The Age Digital Edition (Archived from 2006-today)

In Library Use link

Remote Access Link

Ancestry Library Edition - In Library Use

Ancestry Library Edition - Remote Access

(Thank you to Ancestry.com and ProQuest for providing public libraries with temporary remote access to Ancestry Library Edition during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Currently available until 31 December 2021)

Aussie Driver

Get ready for your Victorian Driver Licence test now.

Australian Financial Review 

In library use only. 

BookMatch

Have you run out of ideas for books to read? Library staff can create a list of suggestions just for you based on your likes and dislikes. Fill in the online form and a list of 5 items will be emailed to you within 7 working days.

BookMatch

BorrowBox

eBooks and Audiobooks from Bolinda Digital - your library in one app.

Britannica Library

Access thousands of credible articles that are developed with an emphasis on school education and curriculum. Search via age level, access citation tools and view digital media. Britannica is a high-quality information resource ideal for projects and homework.

Busy Things

700+ curriculum-linked, fun educational activities to play online for children aged 3–11.

Catalogue

Visit the online catalogue to search for items to borrow, place holds, manage your account and more.

Choice

In library use only. See Library staff for access.
 

Clear Pronunciation 1

The 43 sounds of English.
 

Credo Reference

Credo promotes knowledge building, problem solving and critical thinking to give people the information skills necessary for success throughout their academic, professional and personal lives.

Find My Past

In library use only.

Infobase eBooks

Reference material for junior primary level and older.

Informit (Temporary link)

Full-text journals covering a wide range of topics including Arts, Humanities, Families and Social Sciences published by RMIT.

Kanopy Films

Kanopy allows you to stream the most acclaimed movies and documentaries from award-winning filmmakers, and experience the best in independent, classic film, and world cinema.

Libby (app for OverDrive)

Thousands of eBooks, Audiobooks, online magazines and comics. You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand.

LinkedIn Learning for Library

Over 18,000 software, creative and business skills tutorials.

(Users accessing LinkedIn Learning on a mobile device should enter cgdl as the Library ID when registering).

Mango Languages

Prepares learners for realistic conversations and communication in over 70 world languages.

MyIBISWorld

Comprehensive collection of Australian business and marketing related research.

OverDrive

A free service that lets you borrow digital content like eBooks, Audiobooks, online magazines and comics anytime, anywhere.

PressReader

Thousands of newspapers and magazines from around the world. One app.

Road to IELTS

Preparation for general and academic IELTS exams.

Story Box Library

Enjoy storytime in the comfort of your own home with Story Box Library. Watch Australian stories being read aloud by a diverse range of storytellers on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Studiosity

Connect Live

Connect Live service is the best way of getting help in a wide range of subjects including maths, chemistry, physics, business studies and more.

 
Writing Feedback

For guidance on an essay or assignment writing, please upload it to Studiosity to receive detailed feeback within 24 hours. 

 

Tumble Book Library

Tumble Book Library offers interactive picture and chapter books that you can read or have read to you. There are games and puzzles to accompany many stories. Suitable for children in Prep to Grade 6.

Business Support for Small and Home Based Businesses

The Age Digital Edition (Archived from 2006-today)

In Library Use link

Remote Access Link

Australian Financial Review  

In library use only.  

Catalogue

Visit the online catalogue to search for items to borrow, place holds, manage your account and more.

Credo Reference

Credo promotes knowledge building, problem solving and critical thinking to give people the information skills necessary for success throughout their academic, professional and personal lives.

Informit (Temporary link)

Full-text journals covering a wide range of topics including Arts, Humanities, Families and Social Sciences published by RMIT.

Kanopy Films

Kanopy allows you to stream the most acclaimed movies and documentaries from award-winning filmmakers, and experience the best in independent, classic film, and world cinema. Topics include: career development, business case studies, business skills, economics and globalisation and leadership training.

LinkedIn Learning for Library

Over 18,000 software, creative and business skills tutorials.

(Users accessing LinkedIn Learning on a mobile device should enter cgdl as the Library ID when registering).

MyIBISWorld

Comprehensive collection of Australian business and marketing related research.

PressReader

Thousands of newspapers and magazines from around the world. One app.

Studiosity

Connect Live

Connect Live service is the best way of getting help in a wide range of subjects including maths, chemistry, physics, business studies and more.

 
Writing Feedback

If you're working on an essay or assignment but would like to get feedback on how to improve it, upload it to us any time of day or night, and we'll send it back to you in less than 24 hours with detailed feedback on how to make it better.

For Children

Programs for Children

Enjoy activities that promote a love of reading, creative arts and science. Ages 0 - 12.

Studiosity

Studiosity provides on-demand study help for primary and secondary students.

Connect to tutors 24/7 during school terms.

BookMatch

Have you run out of ideas for books to read? Library staff can create a list of suggestions just for you based on your likes and dislikes. Fill in the online form and a list of 5 items will be emailed to you within 7 working days.

Britannica Library

Access thousands of credible articles that are developed with an emphasis on school education and curriculum. Search via age level, access citation tools and view digital media. Britannica is a high-quality information resource ideal for projects and homework.

Busy Things

700+ curriculum-linked, fun educational activities to play online for children aged 3–11.

eBooks and Audiobooks

Download an app to your device to access thousands of free titles. There is something for the whole family.

BorrowBox (Desktop site)

Download the BorrowBox app and have access to free eBooks and Audiobooks 24/7. This collection features many Australian and international best-selling authors with new titles being added regularly.

Infobase ebooks

Reference material for junior primary level and older.

Kanopy for Kids

Unlimited video streaming service for children (preschool and up).

Parents can trust a curated selection of educational and enriching films and TV series with developmentally appropriate, age-based ratings from Common Sense Media.

Libby (app for OverDrive)

Thousands of eBooks, Audiobooks, online magazines and comics. You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand.

Mango

Mango prepares learners for realistic conversations and communication in over 70 world languages.

OverDrive (Desktop site)

Download the Libby app and have access to free eBooks and Audiobooks, online magazines and comics 24/7. They also have graphic novels, picture books and books that read along; a dyslexic font is also available.

Premiers' Reading Challenge

We provide many titles from the Premiers’ Reading Challenge in digital formats.

BorrowBox

Go to BorrowBox

OverDrive

Premiers' Reading Challenge P-2

Premiers' Reading Challenge 3-4

Premiers' Reading Challenge 5-6

Story Box Library

Enjoy storytime in the comfort of your own home with Story Box Library. Watch Australian stories being read aloud by a diverse range of storytellers on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Studiosity

Studiosity provides on-demand study help for primary, secondary, and some TAFE students. Connect in real-time with live experts or get Writing Feedback in less than 24 hours.

The tutors are available 24/7 during school terms.

Tumble Book Library

Tumble Book Library offers interactive picture and chapter books that you can read or have read to you. There are games and puzzles to accompany many stories. Suitable for children in Prep to Grade 6.

eBooks and Audiobooks

BorrowBox

eBooks and Audiobooks from Bolinda Digital - your library in one app.

Libby (app for OverDrive)

Thousands of eBooks, Audiobooks, online magazines and comics. You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand.

OverDrive

A free service that lets you borrow digital content like eBooks, Audiobooks, online magazines and comics anytime, anywhere.

Library Tech Assist

Library Tech Assist is available to all library members at the following times and locations.
 

Monday 2pm-4pm Dandenong Library

Tuesday 2pm-4pm Dandenong Library

Wednesday 2pm-4pm Springvale Library

Thursday 2pm-4pm Dandenong Library

Friday 2pm-4pm Springvale Library
 

The Library Tech Assist team can assist with:

  • Accessing library eResources such as Kanopy, BorrowBox or Studiosity
  • Setting up an email account
  • Installing apps on phones or tablets
  • Using social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Viber, Facetime and more.

To access this service, drop in during one of the times listed above, or phone the library during opening hours on 1300 630 920 to make a booking in advance.

For Library Tech Assist fact sheets on a variety of library apps and more see About the Libraries. More fact sheets will be published soon.

View all Library Tech Assist Fact Sheets

Online Newspapers, Magazines and Comics

The Age Digital Edition (Archived from 2006-today)

In Library Use link

Remote Access Link

Australian Financial Review  

In library use only.

PressReader

Thousands of newspapers and magazines from around the world. One app.

For Youth

Youth Programs

Get creative in design, technology and the arts. Ages 12-24.

Studiosity

Studiosity provides on-demand study help for primary, secondary, and some TAFE students. Connect in real-time with live experts or get Writing Feedback in less than 24 hours.

The tutors are available 24/7 during school terms.

Aussie Driver

Get ready for your Victorian Driver Licence test now.

BookMatch

Have you run out of ideas for books to read? Library staff can create a list of suggestions just for you based on your likes and dislikes. Fill in the online form and a list of 5 items will be emailed to you within 7 working days.

Britannica Library

Access thousands of credible articles that are developed with an emphasis on school education and curriculum. Search via age level, access citation tools and view digital media. Britannica is a high-quality information resource ideal for projects and homework.

Credo Reference

Credo Reference is an online library that provides full text access to a selection of encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference books to get your research started. The collection covers a range of topics, such as art, business, literature, and science.

eBooks and Audiobooks

Download an app to your device to access thousands of free titles. There is something for the whole family.

BorrowBox (Desktop site)

Download the BorrowBox app and have access to free eBooks and Audiobooks 24/7. This collection features many Australian and international best-selling authors with new titles being added regularly.

OverDrive (Desktop site)

Download the Libby app and have access to free eBook, Audiobooks, online magazines and comics 24/7. They also have graphic novels, picture books and books that read along; a dyslexic font is also available.

Informit (Temporary link)

Full-text journals covering a wide range of topics including Arts, Humanities, Families and Social Sciences published by RMIT.

Kanopy

Kanopy allows you to stream the most acclaimed movies and documentaries from award-winning filmmakers, and experience the best in independent, classic film, and world cinema.

Topics include instructional films and lessons, global studies and languages.

Libby (app for OverDrive)

Thousands of eBooks, Audiobooks, online magazines and comics. You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand.

LinkedIn Learning for Library

Over 18,000 software, creative and business skills tutorials.

(Users accessing LinkedIn Learning on a mobile device should enter cgdl as the Library ID when registering).

Mango

Ever wanted to learn a new language? Choose from over 70 different languages and learn through practical, real world conversations.

Premiers' Reading Challenge

We provide many titles from the Premiers’ Reading Challenge in digital formats.

BorrowBox

Go to BorrowBox

OverDrive

Go to OverDrive

Studiosity

Studiosity provides on-demand study help for primary, secondary, and some TAFE students. Connect in real-time with live experts or get Writing Feedback in less than 24 hours.

The tutors are available 24/7 during school terms.

VCE Collection

We provide titles from the VCE English and Literature curriculum in a digital format.

OverDrive

Go to OverDrive

Video Tutorials of Selected Online Services