eLibrary research and reference

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 website

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A family history and genealogy resource giving access to historical documents from public offices, censuses, churches, the military, immigration and travel records.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 - Ancestry ceased to offer remote access from 31 December 2021. Access is now available onsite in our libraries only.
HelpAncestry tutorial

Findmypast website


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 website

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.

Access: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names website

Haynes Manuals AllAccess website

Haynes Manuals AllAccess

Repair manuals for cars and motorcycles from 1970s to the present.

Access: Haynes Manuals AllAccess website

Niche Academy website

Niche Academy

Tutorials on using a range of online resources including OverDrive/Libby, NewsBank, Ancestry, Google Docs, Facebook, Pinterest and more.

Access: Niche Academy website

Britannica Library

A reliable, up-to-date information resource for all ages - kids, teens and adults.

Access: Britannica website
Help: Britannica tutorial

Informit APAFT website

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 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.

Access: Australian Art Sales Digest website

The Source website

The Source

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

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