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Aged Care Guide New!
Describes options for home and community care, retirement living and residential aged care. Extensive information includes detailed listings for facilities, services and aged care providers, information about eligibility and costs. Read and leave reviews.
Ancestry is the world's largest online family history resource. Search more than 11 billion records from around the world. Access Ancestry Library Edition on any computer in every library or via your mobile device with Library WiFi.
Our role is to effectively manage and shape the tax and superannuation systems that support and fund services for Australians.
Aussie Driver New!
Preparing to sit your VicRoads learners test and need to be ultra-confident that you will pass? You’ll be ready when you practice using these simulated learners tests. Designed to look and feel just like the real thing, it will evaluate your knowledge of road rules, traffic regulations, as well as vehicle and road safety, all of which you will need to know to pass the learners permit test and drive on Victoria’s roads. Also available to Murrindindi Shire Borrowers.
AustlII provides access to Australian and International legal resources.
Access statistical data from the most recent census including census maps. Most publications are available for free, and will download in PDF format. Locate the publication of interest and click download - the file should automatically begin downloading in PDF format to your computer. Please note that some files may be large and may take some time to download.
ADF is as a resource for those seeking to research information around alcohol and other drugs – for example someone may want to understand the effects of methamphetamine or the newish-kid-on-the-block mephedrone; someone might want to investigate the effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy in addressing cannabis dependence; or they may be interested in understanding the impact of exposure to alcohol advertising on children. It includes links to scholarly articles as well as some other material, and is best for those library users who are wanting to do more in depth study.
Beamafilm brings quality documentaries and indie features to 'thinking' digital audiences around the world with a focus on Australian stories. Also available to Murrindindi Shire Borrowers
The Better Health Channel is a government website that provides health and medical information to help individuals and their communities improve their health and wellbeing.
Better Reading aims to be a great source of independent book recommendations for Australian readers and their families.
Birds in Backyards is a research, education and conservation program of BirdLife Australia focused on the birds that live where people live. Get involved by becoming a member and taking part in our online surveys. Learn how you can create bird-friendly spaces in your garden and local community. Find out more about Australian birds and their habitats.
Bolinda provides an extensive library of e-books and e-audiobooks with many Australian titles. Also available to Murrindindi Shire Borrowers.
You can also access titles through Bolinda's app Borrow Box.
Contains full runs of influential national and regional newspapers representing different political and cultural segments of 19th century British society. Enter your library card number to access from home.
Millions of pages of historical newspapers from the United Kingdom and Ireland are continually being added here. Search articles by keyword, name, location, date or title. Please note: Researchers are asked to register with an email address and password when using the BNA, and to sign in when they access the database each time. You will be able to save personal searches, bookmark articles and more. Login to access these at each visit and go to the "my research" tab.
Busy Thingsopens a new window is an online learning resource that hosts a range of quirky, colourful, fun educational games for 3 to 6 year olds. Also available to Murrindindi Shire Borrowers
Learn about and understand the items, manufacturers, designers and periods as well as the specialist terms used in describing antiques and collectables. Browse by a list of items (arranged alphabetically) or click on a category from the Learn tab. All items include a professionally photographed image.
Carter's Publications have been publishing price guides on art antiquities, antiques, collectables, retro, vintage and 20th century design for 32 years, and include prices on items from 1500 BC to the present day, with a price range of $5 to over one million dollars. Search the database and view the images, but to display the prices and dealer details, a subscription is necessary.
View Simplified and Traditional Chinese magazines online from China. Select the Chinese magazines of interest to read online or download articles. For help consult the quick start guide in Chinese or Englishopens a new window. 中文杂志 – 在线阅读来自中国的简体和繁体中文杂志. 选择您感兴趣的中文杂志在线阅读或下载其中的文章. 单击杂志的封面, 该杂志会出现在新的网页上. 上面有两个按钮: “在线阅读” 和 “下载”. 如果下载按钮处于不工作状态, 这本杂志不可以整本下载. 如需帮助请参阅中文和英文简明指南
View Simplified and Traditional Chinese newspapers online from China. Select the Chinese newspapers of interest to read online or download articles. New Chinese Newspapers are updated daily. For help consult the quick start guide in Chinese or English. 中文报纸 – 在线阅读来自中国的简体和繁体中文报纸. 选择您感兴趣的中文报纸在线阅读或下载其中的文章. 单击报纸的封面, 该报纸会出现在新的网页上. 上面有两个按钮: “在线阅读” 和 “下载”. 如果下载按钮处于不工作状态, 这本报纸不可以整份下载. 新出版的中文报纸每天更新. 如需帮助请参阅中文和英文简明指南
CHOICE Magazine helps community members by delivering expert, unbiased information you can trust on products and services (eg. latest and greatest TV, phone, washing machine, solar panels and more).
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.
CodeCombat is a platform for students to learn computer science while playing through a real game.
Our courses have been specifically play tested to excel in the classroom, even by teachers with little to no prior programming experience.
Learn from renowned professors, watch high quality lectures online, achieve mastery via interactive assignments, and collaborate with a global community of students.
The Office of the eSafety Commissioner provides children, parents and teachers with information and resources to help children and young people stay safe online. Australian children under the age of 18 who have experienced serious cyberbullying can report the material to the Office. Specific information about the complaints process is available on the Office’s website.
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- Bully Stoppersopens a new window
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English newspaper. Enter your library card number to access from home.
The Department of Health & Human Services is a government department responsible for health, ambulance services, families and children, youth affairs, public housing, disability, ageing, mental health and sport policy in the state of Victoria, Australia.
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).
EdX was created for students and institutions that seek to transform themselves through cutting-edge technologies, innovative pedagogy, and rigorous courses.
The Encyclopedia of Australian Science is a register of the people and the many industries, corporations, research institutions, scientific societies and other organisations that have contributed to Australia's scientific, technological and medical heritage, with references to their archival materials and a bibliography of their historical published literature.
Explore the role these people and organisations have played in transforming science into processes, objects, buildings, and products that influence our lives and contribute to the development of our nation. Find out where they worked, who they worked with, what they worked on and what they achieved.
eSafetyWomen is designed to empower Australian women to take control of their online experiences. The eSafetyWomen resources aim to help women manage technology risks and abuse by giving women the tools they need to be confident when online.
Need legal help?
It is a good place to start to solve your legal problems and find free or low-cost legal advice in Victoria. Some of the areas covered by the site include:
- Fence laws provides information on the law if you want to build a new fence or repair an old one. It includes who pays for a fence and resolving fencing disputes.
- Disputes with neighbours provides information if you have a disagreement with your neighbour and helps you understand your rights and responsibilities. It includes information on personal safety intervention orders and where to get help.
- Trees provides legal information about cutting branches or removing roots, protected trees, clearing native vegetation and resolving disputes with neighbours.
- Noise complaints provides legal information if you are being affected by loud noise in your neighbourhood. It includes information on residential noise restrictions, music venues and noise, and where to get help.
- Making or challenging a Will provides information on how to make a valid will or how to challenge a will.
- Family relationships provides information on marriage, separation and divorce in Victoria. It includes links to websites to help you navigate family law.
FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use this free website to access records, resources and services to learn more about their family history. The historical records collection spans billions of names across hundreds of international collections including birth, marriage, death, probate, learn, military and more. An enhanced search feature allows searches by location, event, collection and parents. Access user submitted genealogies, the catalogue includes billions of records on microfilm which are progressively being digitised and indexed. Family History Books includes over 80,000 digitised family history publications. A Research Wiki, Research course, discussion forums and online assistance can also be accessed here.
Search for a Community Legal Centre by keywords or location.
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.
Established in the basement of the Fitzroy Town Hall, the Fitzroy legal service opened its doors in 1972. The Fitzroy Law handbook now online covers a wide range of topics made easy to understand. Celebrating its 40th edition in 2018
A new online guide removes the guesswork when it comes to identifying flora. The Royal Botanical Gardens Victoria have published the world's first online "horticultural flora" a compendium of information on the 8700 different types of plants being cultivated in south-eastern Australia. The guide provides plant profiles and identification tools for many of the cultivars of every plant - native and exotic - growing in Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, NSW and south-eastern QLD. It includes descriptions of the plants, their origin and general history, and contains illustrations that highlight a plants identifying features. There are also botanical keys to follow a sequence of identification steps and the names of parks and gardens where you can see them growing. Encyclopedic in approach , the online flora digitises the information in the five-volume, 2700 page Horticultural flora of Southeastern Australia.
Stream or download all the best pop music, including the top 4 albums in the world right now. Freegal’s database contains 7 million tracks from over 28,000 record labels from all over the world including Australia. All free, all legal. 5 Downloads per person, per week, UNLIMITED (24/7) streaming! The website has recently been updated and there's a new app. Check it out!
Discover documents from over 500 years of world history. Enter your library card number to access from home.
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers and book recommendations. See what your friends are reading, organise what you've read, list your favourite books, discuss literature, form groups, and connect with other readers.
Free Australian health advice provides introductory information about a range of common health concerns, including over 1,250 health topics, plus information about medicines. Further information is provided by links to leading Australian health organisations.
PROV holds a wide variety of records for researching buildings and properties in Victoria. Are you embarking on renovations and want to pay respect to your home’s heritage? Maybe you’re just keen to find out who built the house or who lived there long before you did? This research guide, developed in collaboration with Ballarat City Council, provides an introduction to what government records can reveal when trying to discover the hidden history of a home.
Following a change in the way funding is organised for home aged care, called consumer directed care, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has developed this educational resource aimed to help older Australian's understand their consumer rights when receiving home care.
Road To IELTS Academic provides the best possible preparation for the IELTS exam, covering the reading, writing, listening and speaking modules.
Road to IELTS General Training provides the best possible preparation for the IELTS exam, covering the reading, writing, listening and speaking modules.
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.
IMDB is a free online movie database including reviews, ratings and recommendations.
Inside a Dog is to be a virtual home for Australia’s bookish teens. It is a bright, fresh place for sharing reviews, creative writing, book news and more.There are lots of spaces where book lovers of all ages can come together to share their love of YA, but few which are for the ‘young adults’ the category is all about. This is part of the reason only 12-18 year olds can be registered users of this site. But adults can still read all published content on the site, keep up with Inky Awards information and general news, but you won’t be able to write content, comment or enter our competitions.
Instructables is a site that lets you explore, document and share your creations. Browse through thousands of creations and learn how to build and make almost anything.
Free access to 4,000 online (public domain) children's picture books in Spanish, Arabic, Persian, Chinese, French, Croatian, Portuguese, Hebrew, German, Filipino, Russian, Thai, Italian and others.
Job Guide is written mainly for students. It provides information about a wide range of occupations and the education and training pathways that lead to them. It also includes useful information on the job search process, provides details of available government assistance and suggests where to go for further information.
Assists in connecting those who cannot afford a legal practitioner by linking them to online resources, both specialist and generalist services. Browse or search for self-representation, not-for-profit, Seniors, Homeless, Public Interest and Domestic Building.
The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing free world-class education for anyone anywhere. All of the site's resources are available to anyone.
The Handbook is fully searchable, contains thorough legislation and case indexes, contact information for relevant legal services, and helpful pop-up definitions of legal terms. Contents Page links introduce different areas of the law, providing a useful starting point.
A membership organisation offering a referral service. Search for a legal practitioner by practice area, location and legal issue.
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.
Libraries Australia allows Yarra Plenty Library members to search other Australian Library catalogues.
Local Food Connect New!
Local Food Connect covers all matters food in North East Melbourne. It includes a local food directory, calendar of events, information about food justice, community gardening, growing guides, recipes and more. The News post on the homepage is updated regularly.
lynda.com is an online learning site that hosts a constantly growing library of over 3,000 courses that include over 130,000 videos.
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.
These courses are delivered by expert instructors and feature searchable transcripts that make it easy to find quick answers to questions. They also feature Certificates of Completion that can be uploaded to a LinkedIn profile.
MoneySmart by ASIC offers free, independent guidance so you can make most of your money. The site has smart tips on dealing with the ups and downs of life: losing your job, having a baby, divorce or separation, buying a home, losing your partner and many more.
My Aged Care New!
The starting point to access Australian Government funded services for aged care. Myagedcare can help you find out about the types of aged care services available, your eligibility for services, service providers in your area, costs you may need to pay, quality in aged care, advocacy services, how to make a complaint and more.
myDr provides is an Australian online site which provides comprehensive articles and topical items of interest about a wide variety of diseases and conditions, tests and treatments, health and fitness issues, and medications. Search for a health professional in your area using several criteria, including specialty and gender.
myGov is a fast and simple way to access government services online. A secure myGov account lets you link a range of Australian Government services and access them all in one place.
The National Construction Code contains technical provisions for the design and construction of buildings and other structures. The NCC requires users to complete a registration process before receiving access to the NCC Online website.
Explore over 400 years of Gale historical newspapers from the UK and USA of over 10 million pages, fully text searchable, view entire pages or individual articles and save, bookmark, e-mail and print results. Access various collections, including Times Digital Archives via this single search platform or via their individual URLS. Access from home with your library card. Enter your library card number to access from home.
Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Yarra Plenty Regional Library is part of this e-lending book program. There is a growing lending e-library of over 200,000 books, including The Olympic Games, Melbourne, 1956 and Heidelberg : the city of streams, 1834-1934 centenary : its story. After creating an account you can browse or search a title and borrow up to 5 titles for 2 weeks each, either your in-browser or as a PDF or ePub. Titles are mainly from the 20th Century and include fiction and non-fiction books for children through to adults.
Open2Study delivers free, high-quality education online. You can study subjects with real value, and in just four weeks you can learn something new, explore the next step in your career, challenge yourself or simply satisfy your curiosity. These subjects are provided by leading Australian institutions, and are taught by academics and leading industry professionals who love to teach. All you need is an internet connection and the desire to study.
OverDrive hosts a collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks, available for download to your computer or mobile device.
Have a smartphone or tablet? Great! There's an app that makes borrowing digital eBooks and eAudiobooks free and easy.
The OverDrive app is called Libbyopens a new window! Why not try it today?
NSLA (National and State Libraries Australia) have produced a Personal Digital Archive Toolkit which provides information on how to understand your digital treasures and steps to identify what you want to save and what is important to you, organising the content and saving copies in different locations.
Search and access digitized photographs, drawings, artworks and maps from local history societies who have collaborated with public libraries to digitize their collections. The single-point-of-access service provides access to images ranging from the past to present day, and includes both local history and national events. You will find black and white and colour photographs of people, places, buildings and events, as well as drawings, sketches, paintings and maps.
Use this website to:
- View historical photographs of your city
- View historic wedding photos, sports team photos and political photos
- View photos and sketches of buildings and houses
To access some images provided by Yarra Plenty Regional Library use "Advanced Search" and choose one of four options listed in the "search all Library Services" field.
RBdigital Magazines, the world's largest newsstand, offers full-colour digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. Your library's collection of popular digital magazines includes both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits. The RBdigital app delivers your favourite titles right to your smartphone or tablet including digital magazines, audiobooks, ebooks, and more. Download now to listen, read, learn, and enjoy!
Formerly known as Zinio for Libraries.
- Online reading: Instantly read all current and backlist magazines on desktop and mobile browsers.
- Mobile apps: Download and read magazines on 95% of today's mobile devices, including Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore
- Backlist: Grow your collection and build a digital backlist for anytime checkout and reading.
- Easy browsing and checkout: Browse your library's collection by newest issue, keyword search, genre and language to find your favourites and to discover new reading interests.
- Two ways to read: Check out magazines and read them instantly on your desktop or mobile browser — or check out and download magazines through mobile apps.
Helpful notifications: Sign up for weekly email reminders about your favourite magazines.
No limit and permanent checkout: Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you wish.
Explore the many research guides at State Library Victoria. There are 70 guides that cover a wide range of research topics. The guides are not restricted to the library's resources but identify the best resources wherever they are located. The guides focus as much as possible on resources that are available online, either through SLV's digitised collections, online subscriptions (available to any registered Victorian resident) and online resources held by other agencies, including public librraies. The guides promote information literacy, and digital information literacy by identifying resources and placing those resources in the context of research tasks.
There are a wide range of family history and history guides but also guides to a varied range of other topics. Of particular note are the guides created to assist VCE students in a number of units.
The Ryerson Index is a free index to death notices appearing in Australian newspapers. The date range covered extends from the Sydney Gazette of 1803 up to newspapers published within the last week or so. The Index also includes many funeral notices, and some probate notices and obituaries. The Index grows at a rate of over 100 entries per day. It includes over 340 newspaper and has over 6,800,000 entries. Search by surname or even by place name alone.
What's next - Information and support options for life after school presented by Banyule Nillumbik Local Learning Employment Network. Includes information about Centrelink, Career information, resumes, finding a job and more.
State Library Victoria membership is free and you can sign up for their card online hereopens a new window.
Members can log in to thousands of online databases, journals, magazines, eBooks and newspapers from around the world.
Library members can also access over two million books, photos, artworks, documents, maps, manuscripts and more when they visit State Library Victoria.
You can enjoy a range of member-only benefits, programs and services by signing up. This videoopens a new window has more about State Library membership benefits.
The Sunday Times Digital Archive is a gateway to the greatest crimes, careers and culture of the last 180 years.
Enter your library card number to access from home.
Tablo is a social self-publishing platform that allows authors to write books that can then be discovered by a large community of readers. The platform is used by authors who want to publish their work and build a following, and also by readers who want to explore and follow emerging authors and books across many genres.
Tablo's author community spans more than 130 countries,and is one of the fastest growing publishing platforms in the world. Authors have written over 100 million words, in more than 25,000 books, across 20 different languages.
Tablo is available on the web, and as an app for mobile devices. The iOSopens a new window app has publishing, reading, and Communities capability;the Androidopens a new window app is reading only at present.
English newspaper. Enter your library card number to access from home.
Hailed as the world’s “newspaper of record”, The Times (London) is regarded as the most authoritative medium for political, legal, business and social news. Enter your library card number to access from home.
Transparent Languages Online (ByKi) utilises dozens of fun and engaging learning activities to help you learn up to 99 different languages. Learn on the Go with Transparent Language Mobile. Just follow these simple instructionsopens a new window, and you could be learning in no time!
The latest list of languages are available hereopens a new window.
Trove is a valuable constantly growing free resource about Australia and Australians. It searches resources from its own holdings and those of other Australian institutions, including hundreds of newspaper titles and magazines, including The Australian Women's Weekly, journals, books, articles, letters, archives, maps, photos, music, sound, video, archived websites and more.
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 to Murrindindi Shire Borrowers.
Tynker is a creative computing platform where millions of kids have learned to program and built 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.
Search Victorian Historical indexes free for your family history research. Births to 1914, Marriages to 1942 and Deaths to 1988.
Victorian Collections is a central portal to over 100,000 collection items and cultural treasures held by local history and community groups distributed across Victoria. It includes local collections including Eltham District Historical Society, Greensborough Historical Society and City of Whittlesea
The Victorian Heritage Database is home to the Victorian Heritage Register which lists the State’s most significant heritage places, objects and historic shipwrecks protected under the Heritage Act 1995. It's also home to the Victorian Heritage Inventory which lists all known historical archaeological sites in Victoria.
More than 40 Leader newspapers covering the Greater Melbourne region, including Melbourne, Diamond Valley, Heidelberg and Whittlesea Leaders.
Browse or search the Victorian Law Today link for authorised electronic versions of legislation produced for each new Act that is enacted and each new Statutory Rule that has been made since 2011 in PDF or Word format. Previous versions of Acts and Rules are available back to 1997.
Discover the history of every town, city, suburb, village and settlement in Victoria. Over 1600 places with a population of over 200 people are listed. Navigate by the search or browse facility.
Westgarthtown is an historic dairy farming settlement established in 1850 by German and Wendish immigrants. It is located within the residential suburbs of Thomastown and Lalor in the City of Whittlesea and many of Westgarthtown's outstanding bluestone heritage buildings and structures still survive. View their film “Westgarthtown and WW1”.
A new way to choose what to read. Whichbook enables millions of combinations of factors and then suggests books which most closely match your needs.
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.
WikiNorthia is an online encyclopedia designed to document life in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne. WikiNorthia is an innovative project that encourages people across five local councils with rich cultural histories and diverse communities to get together and tell their stories providing a snapshot of life in the north of Melbourne now as well as the past. The generation and preservation of this information will be of a lasting benefit to the community.
The new Help for Injured Wildlife online tool has been launched to help Victorians find help for sick, injured or orphaned native wildlife. The tool shows details about wildlife rehabilitators, rescue organisations & veterinarians in your local area.
Keep a library in your pocket! YPRL Mobile makes it easy to find books, music and movies, see what’s available at your library, place holds and manage your account. Simply tap the Android's 'Menu' button to access the 'My Borrowing' and 'Search' options.
Keep a library in your pocket! YPRL Mobile makes it easy to find books, music and movies, see what’s available at your library, place holds and manage your account.