The City of Perth Library provides free access to a growing number of e-resources on a wide range of subjects, including downloading our ebooks, emagazines, and free music.

eResources

Borrow, download and read or listen to your favourite books on your computer, smart phone, iPad, iPod, eReader or other portable device. In addition to free access to eBooks and eMagazines, the City of Perth Library offers free downloadable music, film streaming, computer and lifestyle courses and more. Scroll down this page to browse the categories or view the A to Z list.

Need help using our eResources?

Click the grey arrows on the image below to view our range of tutorials.
Click the large arrow at the centre of the image to begin the tutorial.

 

eResource categories

Browse the categories below or view the A to Z list.

Apps for your device
Biography
Books and authors
Business and law
Computer and internet courses
Consumer information
Driving test simulator
eBooks
eAudiobooks
Encyclopaedias and reference
Films
Games and puzzles
History
Languages
Library catalogues
Lifestyle courses
Magazines and newspapers
Music

 


Library apps for your device

The following apps are recommended or required for various library services:

Biography

Australian Dictionary of Biography


Books and authors

Who else writes like
Whichbook


Business and law

Western Australian Legislation
Department of the Attorney General
Lynda.com (video courses)


Computers and the internet

Computerschool
Lynda.com (video courses)


Consumer information

Product safety recalls
Scam watch


Driving

Driver knowledge test simulator


eBooks

eBooks by OverDrive  Tutorial
Note: This service is not compatible with Kindle eBook readers.
eBooks by Axis360  Tutorial


eAudiobooks

eAudiobooks by BorrowBox  Tutorial


Encyclopaedias and reference

Australian Bureau of Statistics
Country profiles
Encyclopaedia Britannica
Libraries Australia
Oxford Dictionary
World factbook


Films

IndieFlix  Tutorial  IndieFlix will be unavailable from 28 February 2018.  
Films from Beamafilm 
Films from Digital Theatre Plus 
Films from Kanopy  Tutorial  Log in with your Library card number and PIN to access. You can view four films per month (resets on the first of the month).

Games and puzzles

Clue Detective
 

History

Ancestry.com Library Edition. Available for use within Library only.
FamilySearch
National archives
State Heritage
Heritage Perth
Oral History Association
Rivers of Emotion
Trove
National Trust
State Records Office
Western Australian Genealogical Society
The Royal Western Australian Historical Society
WA TV History  
Australian Museum of Motion Picture & Television


Languages

Road to IELTS (Clarity English). Please select a learning module:
Access the Academic Module
Access the General Training Module 
Transparent Language Online  Tutorial


Library catalogues

State Library of Western Australia
National Library of Australia


Lifestyle courses

Lynda.com (video courses)


Magazines and newspapers

Library PressReader (formerly Library Press Display). Log in with your Library card number and PIN to access.  Tutorial
RB Digital Magazines (state-wide subscription, formerly Zinio)  Tutorial
Popular Magazines Plus 
The West Australian Newspaper Archive Digital Editions (from July 2004 onwards)


Music

Freegal (music downloads)  Tutorial


A to Z list

Ancestry.com Library Edition – available for use within the Library only.  Tutorial
Australian Bureau of Statistics  
Australian Dictionary of Biography
Australian Museum of Motion Picture & Television 
Axis 360  Tutorial
Beamafilm 
BorrowBox  Tutorial
Business Source Elite 
Clue Detective
Computerschool
Country profiles
Department of the Attorney General
Digital Theatre Plus
Encyclopaedia Britannica
FamilySearch 
Freegal (music downloads)  Tutorial
IndieFlix  Tutorial  IndieFlix will be unavailable from 28 February 2018.
Heritage Perth
Kanopy  Tutorial  Log in with your Library card number and PIN to access. You can view four films per month (resets on the first of the month).
Libraries Australia
Library PressReader (formerly Library Press Display). Log in with your Library card number and PIN to access.  Tutorial
Lynda.com
National Archives
National Library of Australia
National Trust
Oral History Association
OverDrive  Tutorial
Oxford Dictionary
Popular Magazines Plus
Product safety recalls
Rivers of Motion 
RB Digital Magazines (formerly Zinio)  Tutorial
Road to IELTS (Clarity English). Please select a learning module:
 - Access the Academic Module 
 - Access the General Training Module
The Royal Western Australian Historical Society
Scamwatch 
State Heritage
State Library of Western Australia
State Records Office 
The West Australian Newspaper Archive Digital Editions
Trove
Transparent Language Online  Tutorial
WA TV History
Western Australian Genealogical Society
Western Australian Legislation
Whichbook
Who else writes like -
World factbook