Library members have access to online reference and family history resources, manuals and tutorials.
Have a look at these online tutorials showing you how to use our eresources such as eBooks and Ancestry, as well as Facebook, Google Docs and much more.
Ancestry Library Edition
A family history and genealogy resource giving access to historical documents from public offices, censuses, churches, the military, immigration and travel records.
Access: Ancestry website – available onsite in our libraries only.
Help: Ancestry tutorial
A family history and genealogy resource containing over 50 million family history records covering Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands.
Access: onsite in our libraries only: Findmypast website
Help: Findmypast tutorial
Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland
A family history reference guide to family names of the UK, covering English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, and immigrant surnames.
Free online study support from real people, available 24/7, covering a range of subjects for students in grades 3 to 12. Job seekers can also get feedback on their resume or cover letter. See our Studiosity page for more information.
Access: Studiosity website or, once you’ve logged in via a web browser and set up your account, download the Studiosity app: Apple | Google Play and link your account to it.
Haynes Manuals AllAccess
Repair manuals for cars and motorcycles from 1970s to the present.
Access: Haynes Manuals AllAccess website
Tutorials on using a range of online resources including OverDrive/Libby, NewsBank, Ancestry, Google Docs, Facebook, Pinterest and more.
Access: Niche Academy website
A reliable, up-to-date information resource for all ages – kids, teens and adults.
Access: Britannica website
Help: Britannica tutorial
Informit APAFT – Australian Public Affairs Full Text
Over 560 journals covering Australia’s political, economic and social affairs. Includes Forty South Tasmania (formerly 40 Degrees South). Search for titles in our catalogue.
Access: APAFT website
Grove Music Online
Articles and biographical entries covering all aspects of music, musicians, music-making and music scholarship.
Access: Grove Music website
Australian Art Sales Digest
Australian and New Zealand art market information on forthcoming auctions, past auction results from 1969 to the present, market statistics, news and opinion.
A subject guide to children’s literature: books, short stories, poetry and award-winners, with an emphasis on Australian and New Zealand literature.
Access: The Source website