The Mobile Library will arrive late to its first stop tomorrow, Friday 26 July, we expect it to arrive at the Heidelberg West stop by 10.30am.

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Age Digital Newspaper, The

Please note: in order to access this resource, you will need to be logged in.

The Library Edition is an archive of true to print digital copies of The Age newspapers from 2006. This collection enables users to find articles, photographs, advertisements, classified or cartoons just as they were printed. Issues can be viewed on computer or tablet and are delivered via a standard web browser (without plug ins).

Download our guide to accessing The Age Digital Newspaper.

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AMES English Training

Australian based English language courses for people to grow their skills and confidence to listen, read, speak and write in English. The courses cover various levels from beginners to intermediate and include worldwide English, Living in Australia and Job seeker modules.

Download our guide to using AMES.

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Ancestry

Only available on site in the library.

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.

Ancestry Library Edition Training Videos

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BorrowBox

Download eBooks or eAudiobooks via the website or straight from the BorrowBox app. Offers Australian and international best-selling authors. You can borrow 10 items at a time and place up to 10 holds. Also available to Murrindindi Library Service Members.

Apps are available to download from Apple and Google Play.

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British Newspaper Archive, The

Search hundreds of millions of pages of historical newspapers from the United Kingdom and Ireland from the 1700s. New content added regularly. Search for news articles, family notices, letters, obituaries, advertisments and more. Search by keyword and filter by name of newspaer, place and/ or date.

Access in library only.  Please note: Researchers are asked to register with an email address and password when using the BNA. Login when you access the database each time. Save personal searches, bookmark articles and more via the "my research" tab.

If you need some help starting your research on The Archive watch this video to help you make the most out of your visit.

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Busy Things

Busy Things is an online learning resource that hosts a range of quirky, colourful, fun educational games for 3 to 6-year-olds. It can be accessed via the website. Also available to Murrindindi Library Service Members.

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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!

Back issues of CHOICE magazine are available. To access back issues on your desktop or laptop computer, open the most recent issue of a magazine and select the All Issues menu item in the right column to see all available issues. To access back issues on your mobile device, open the most recent issue of a magazine and select the All Issues menu item from the menu in the top left corner to see all available issues.

Apps are available to download via Apple and Google Play.

Download our guide to using Choice Magazine.

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Classica

Available via Libby through your library membership, Classica is the world’s premium classical music destination dedicated to classical music, opera, and ballet.

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Clear Pronunciation

Practice your Australian English pronunciation. Listen to native speakers, record, compare, and improve. Build your confidence practising alone and feel more confident speaking with others.

To access, enter your library card details then select ‘Continue as a guest’.

 

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Comics Plus

Read comics, manga, and graphic novels on Comics Plus by Library Pass. Choose from over 25,000 titles with unlimited, simultaneous access: no wait lists for popular series and no borrowing limits.

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Comics Plus for Kids

Read comics, manga, and graphic novels on Comics Plus by Library Pass. Choose from almost 10,000 children's titles with unlimited, simultaneous access: no waiting for popular series and no borrowing limits.

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Craftsy

Craftsy is accessed through the Libby App using your library membership. It's an online resource for all creative makers from basic instruction to advanced techniques for fabric and yarn crafts, baking, drawing, and much more.

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Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004 (Primary Sources)

Described as the "the newspaper that rules Britain", the Daily Mail has been at the heart of British journalism since 1896, regularly changing the course of government policy and setting the national debate. Part of Gale Historical Newspapers. Enter your library card number to access from home.

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Find My Past

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.

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Gale Literary Index

Gale Literary Index is a master index to the major literature products published by Gale. It combines and cross-references author names, including pseudonyms and variant names, and listings for titles of works into one source.

Gale Literary Index provides quick and easy access to author and title listings from over 130 literature products from Gale and the imprints Charles Scribner's Sons, St. James Press, and Twayne Publishers. The referenced products themselves will contain complete biographies on authors and critical essays on their writings.

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Gale Primary Sources

Contains full runs of influential national and regional newspapers representing different political and cultural segments of British society from 1741 - 1950, including The Times, 1785-2019; Illustrated London News, 1842-3003; Daily Mail, 1896-2004; The Telegraph, 1855-2000; and the Sunday Telegraph 1822-2016. Cross-search from a single interface or within a title. Search and view entire pages or individual articles and save, bookmark, e-mail and print results. Previously known as British Library Newspapers and Gale Historical Newspapers. Access at home with your library card number.

Download our guide to using Gale Primary Sources.

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IELTS Road to IELTS - Academic

To access, enter your library card details then select ‘Continue as a guest’. Road to IELTS General training provides the best possible preparation and practice for IELTS testing. It covers the reading, writing, listening and speaking modules via the website or app (Apple or Android).

Download our guide to using IELTS.

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IELTS Road to IELTS - General

To access, enter your library card details then select ‘Continue as a guest’. Road to IELTS General training provides the best possible preparation and practice for IELTS testing. It covers the reading, writing, listening and speaking modules via the website or app (Apple or Android).

Download our guide to using IELTS.

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Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003 (Primary Sources), The

Presents a vivid picture of British and world events - including news of war, disasters, royalty, social affairs, the arts and science. Enter your library card number to access from home.

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Kanopy

NEW! Kanopy is now also available via the Libby app. You'll find it in the 'Extras' section alongside YPRL's collections.

Kanopy offers thousands of movies, documentaries and TV series for recreation and education. Movies come in 70+ languages and there’s even a Kanopy Kids section with content from ABC Kids. You can watch up to 6 films monthly on your TV, mobile phone, tablets or online.

Download our guide to using Kanopy.

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Learn English online with AMES

Australian based English language courses for people to grow their skills and confidence to listen, read, speak and write in English. The courses cover various levels from beginners to intermediate.

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Libby

Download eBooks or eAudiobooks via the website or straight from the Libby app. This also includes Marvel comics and graphic novel eBooks! You can borrow 10 items at a time and place up to 10 holds. Also available to Murrindindi Library Service Members.

Find instructions for eBook download and for eAudiobook download.

Apps available to download via Apple and Google Play.

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LinkedIn Learning

*Please note: LinkedIn Learning replaces Lynda.com and the Lynda app*

LinkedIn Learning is an online learning site that hosts a growing library of over 16,000 courses in 7 different languages, delivered by expert instructors.

Courses cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications) that can help you pursue personal and professional goals.

Log in with your library card and PIN.

To log in to the LinkedIn Learning app: select 'sign in', enter your library ID as 'yprl', then enter your library card number and PIN.

Download our guide to using LinkedIn Learning.

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Literary Journals

We have a range of items in our collection specifically curated with help from Writers Victoria to help you be the best writer you can be, including:

New York Review of Books
Creative Nonfiction
Australian Book Review
Australian Poetry Journal
Rabbit: A Journal for Nonfiction Poetry
Women’s Review of Books

Click the "Learn more" button below and enter your library card number for access.

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LOTE Online for Kids

LOTE Online for Kids is a new library database that allows kids to enjoy the magic of books in LOTE (Languages Other Than English), both in library branches and at home. Kids can also watch each LOTE title translated and narrated in English to help with reading and literacy development. With over 1000 digital books in over 35 languages, you can watch, learn, and enjoy!

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New York Times, The

The original, quality journalism of The New York Times helps you make sense of this moment — and make everyday life better.

Access the NYT:

In a library branch: Enjoy unlimited free access when visiting a branch. Connect to library Wi-Fi, visit nytimes.com and register or login.

At home: Enjoy 24 hours free access at home. Use the link below to generate an access code then visit nytimes.com and register or login. You can visit the link again and generate a new code for another 24 hours as many times as you like. Generate your code here

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News Corp Publications

In library only – connect to library Wi-Fi and follow the link to access online newspapers including The Australian, The Herald Sun, The Daily Telegraph, The NT News and more.

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Qello

Available via Libby through your library membership, Qello offers the world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital device.

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Scratch

Scratch is designed especially for ages 8 to 16 and helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. Using Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.

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StoryBox Library

StoryBox Library is an online 'reading room' that allows children and parents to look at a book and listen to a range of celebrated stories read aloud by a diverse range of storytellers with varying accents and from different cultures. It is an interactive experience for 2–12-year-olds. Stream via a smartphone, tablet or other devices with an internet connection. Murrindindi Library Service Members.

Download our guide to using Story Box Library.

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Sunday Times Digital Archive 1822-2016 (Primary Sources), The

The Sunday Times (UK) Digital Archive is a gateway to the greatest crimes, careers and culture of the last 190 years. Enter your library card number to access from home.

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Telegraph Historical Archive; 1855-2000 (Primary Sources), The

This fully searchable digital archive encompasses what was once the world's largest-selling newspaper. The archive is fully text searchable, view entire pages or individual articles and save, bookmark, e-mail and print results. Part of Gale Historical Newspapers. Enter your library card number to access from home.

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Times Digital Archive 1785-2014 (Primary Sources), The

This archive covers over 200 years of The Times (London) , one of the most highly regarded resources for eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth-century news coverage. Hailed as the world’s “newspaper of record”, The Times is regarded as the most authoritative medium for political, legal, business and social news. Enter your library card number to access from home.

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Trove

Trove is a valuable constantly growing free resource about Australia and Australians hosted by the National Library of Australia. Search resources from its own holdings and those of other Australian institutions, including hundreds of newspapers and gazettes, magazines, including The Australian Women's Weekly and newsletters, journals, books, articles, letters, archives, maps, photos, music, sound, video, archived websites and more. Many collections are digitised.

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Tumblebooks

Tumblebooks takes existing picture books and adds animation, sound, music and narration - in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, and Russian. Titles are only accessible online. Also available toMurrindindi Library Service Members.

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Tynker

Tynker is a creative computing platform helping children from ages 7+ to program and build games, apps and more. Tynker offers self-paced online courses for children to learn coding at home, as well as an engaging programming curriculum for schools. View available apps (Apple or Android) for Tynker Coding for Kids.

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VAN Referendum 2023 Tapes Project, The

The Victorian Aboriginal News Referendum '23 Tapes podcast provides all Australians with accurate and reliable information relating to the 2023 Referendum on a First Nations Voice to Parliament embedded within the Constitution. It features exclusive interviews with key influencers in government, media and community.

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Who Else Writes Like...?

Welcome to the online version of Who Else Writes Like…? which is designed to help anyone who enjoys reading fiction to expand the number of writers they read. It is designed to answer the perennial question “I’ve read all the books by my favourite authors, who shall I read next?” Simply follow the links to find an author whose books you like, and see which other writers are recommended underneath. The aim of this website is to encourage readers to try the works of new authors and to open up to them the wealth of good reading that is available in their local public library.

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