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Online library resources

Our libraries offer a range of electronic resources including books, audio and magazines. Your library membership can be used to access them all.

eBook, eAudio and online magazines


OverDrive lets you borrow and read ebooks and audiobooks for free.


Axis360 lets you borrow both ebooks and audio books through the library catalogue or via the app.

Bolinda Digital

Bolinda Digital gives you access to ebooks and audio books via the Borrowbox app.

You can find step by step instructions to download and set up the Borrowbox app in the document below.


RBDigital has thousands of bestselling audio books, eBooks, eComics and eMagazines for library users to borrow.

*Please note the Zino Magazines and OneClickDigital have been rebranded as RBDigital.

Libraries Victoria

Libraries Victoria can be used to access the library on the go, without going through the catalogue.

Unsure if the library has the item? Scan the ISBN with the app and find out.


LOTE Online

LOTE Online allows kids to enjoy the magic of books in various languages from the comfort of home, alongside English translations to help develop reading and listening skills.

Simply head to the LOTE Online website and enter your library card number when prompted to access books for children in languages other than English.


Story Box Library

Story Box library helps get kids excited about reading, inspire their imaginations and let them have fun with stories.

Use your library membership username and password to login.

Mitchell Shire library activities hub

We've got some fun craft activities to keep you entertained and educated. Activities are suited to school-age children and will cover a variety of themes. New activities are uploaded regularly so don’t forget to check back.

Local and family history resources


Discover your ancestors with the world's largest family history website. Start a family tree, browse census, birth, death and marriage records and more online.

This resource can only be accessed within the library.

Picture Victoria

Search for pictures from the local history collections of Victorian public libraries.


Find Australian resources including books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.

Other online resources

Open Access articles

Mitchell Shire libraries are taking part in an exciting pilot program that provides access to approx. 7 million Open Access (free) journal articles.

When you search our catalogue, click on the ‘Online Articles’ tab in the results to access articles. For further information, please speak with our Library Staff.

Looking for other online research resources? From statistics to journal articles, from scientific research to legal materials, these portals have you covered.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

The ABS provides statistics on a wide range of economic, social, population and environmental matters.

The Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) provides free online access to Australasian legal materials.

BioMed Central (BMC)

BioMed Central (BMC) shares discoveries from research communities in science, technology, engineering and medicine.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Elsevier Open Access Journals

Elsevier Open Access Journals provides access to peer reviewed articles across a range of subjects including arts, humanities, social sciences and physical sciences.

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) indexes education research found in journal articles, books, and grey literature.

GCF Global

GCF provides access to online training programs in a range of subject areas including computer applications, literacy, mathematics, career preparation and design.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature across a variety of formats and subject areas.


PubMed citations and abstracts include the fields of biomedicine and health, life sciences, behavioural sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering.


ScienceOpen is a freely accessible search and discovery platform that provides access to more than 61 million publications.

Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

SSRN provides access to almost one million research papers covering more than 50 disciplines.

This page was last updated on 14 April 2021.