eLibrary: Research

Simply enter your library membership number and PIN to access any of these resources for free through your library membership.

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Choice Magazine              

Choice Magazine offers unbiased product reviews, comparisons and consumer action reports via the website
or app (
apple or android). Ensure your choices are informed!


Discover billions of historical records from around the world, covering Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the United States. Records for your research in Victoria include electoral rolls (name or address search), birth, death and marriage indexes, Petty Session registers, Victoria Police Gazette, Passenger lists and more.

Access the Library Edition via any of Yarra Plenty Regional Library’s public computers or through our free Wi-Fi. Please note we have a limited seat licence. If you are unable to gain access, wait 15 minutes and try again.


Ancestry is the world's largest online family history resource.

Access Ancestry Library Edition on any computer in every library or via the app (apple or android) through the library's free wifi.

This resource can only be used in the library.

British Newspapers Archive 

Search the contents of British newspapers dating from 1716 to the 1900s. You will need to register  with an email address and password and to sign in when accessing the newspapers each time.

This resource can only be used in the library. There is also an apple app.


Gale Primary Resources           

Explore over 400 years of Gale historical newspapers from the UK including the Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003, the Times Digital Archive, 1785 - 2013 and more. Newspapers are fully text searchable, view entire pages or individual articles and save, bookmark, e-mail and print results. Access various collections, via this single search platform or via their individual URLS. Enter your library card number to access from home.