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Digital library

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, Stirling Libraries offer a series of downloadable resources for members.

Resources include:

  • eBooks
  • eAudiobooks
  • eMagazines
  • Newspapers
  • Streamed movies.

Digital resources

To use any of the resources, simply sign up using your Stirling Libraries membership card.

Stream and download movies

Kanopy 

Kanopy is a movie streaming platform for public libraries. Online or through an app, it delivers one of the most extensive collections of indie films, classic cinema, festival and educational documentaries, and movies.

Loan details:

  • Borrow up to four films a month 
  • Films can be re-watched over a 72-hour period (this resets at the start of each month)
  • You will need your library card, PIN and email address to start watching.
 
Kanopy – Streaming Cinematic Masterpieces

To access Kanopy on your mobile device or tablet, download the Kanopy app from the App Store or Google Play. To watch from a PC, please visit the Kanopy website.

Kanopy Kids

Kanopy Kids offers an on-demand video streaming service for children aged preschool and up: A curated selection of educational and enriching videos with developmentally appropriate, age-based ratings from Common Sense Media™.  Categories include TV Series, Learning Languages, Animated Storybooks, Anime and Movies for the whole family.  

To access Kanopy Kids, first login to your Kanopy account and then click on the "KIDS" button on the top right side of the page. Extra parental controls are available through Kanopy Kids.

Get started at Kanopy.

Story Box for Kids

Story Box Library features engaging online Australian stories read by some of Australia's finest storytellers. It is a great resource that is convenient and simple to use. Content is streamed with no advertising, allowing children to focus on the storytelling. (When logging in please choose State Library of Western Australia).

To assess the catalogue, please visit the Story Box website.

eAudio and eBooks

Bolinda BorrowBox

Bolinda Digital offers a range of eAudio and eBooks that Library members use by logging into Bolinda Digital with their library card number and Bolinda PIN. (Check with your library to find out your PIN).

Loan details:

Borrow six eAudio and six eBooks for a three-week period

  • eAudio & eBooks titles are automatically returned after the loan period
  • An email will be sent asking you to delete it from your device
  • Titles are available on a one copy/one user basis
  • No other software is needed.

To access BorrowBox on your mobile device or tablet, download the BorrowBox App from either the App Store or Google Play.

To view the catalogue and reserve books online, please visit the Bolinda website.

 
BorrowBox – eBooks and Audiobooks

cloudLibrary

cloudLibrary offers a range of eAudio and eBooks that Library members can access with their library card number and PIN.  Hundreds of new reads are just one click away.

Loan details:

  • Borrow up to 6 items at a time for 21 days
  • Reserve up to 6 items
  • Once available, reserved items will be held for three days
  • Titles are available on a one copy/one user basis
  • No other software is needed. Read or listen to books within your web browser.
  • Automatically syncs to where you are up to on any device with the App installed
  • eAudio and eBooks titles are automatically returned after the loan period.
 
cloudLibrary – eBooks and AudioBooks

To access cloudLibrary on your mobile device or tablet, download the cloudLibrary App from either the App Store or Google Play.

To find a title, search our online catalogue or see the full list of titles on the cloudLibrary Website.

OverDrive

Library members can access thousands of eBooks and eAudio through the Western Australian public libraries digital media collection (WAPLDMC).

Library members will need their membership number and PIN to log in and download books. (Check with your library to find out your PIN).

Loan details:

  • Borrow up to 10 items at a time
  • Self-select your loan period (7, 14 or 21 days)
  • Reserve up to five items
  • Once available, reserved items will be held for three days
  • While making your selection, you can place a temporary hold on up to seven items. This hold expires after 30 minutes
  • Titles are available on a one copy/one user basis
  • Install Adobe Digital Editions on your computer or download the Libby app.

To access via your mobile device or tablet, download the Libby by OverDrive app from the App Store or Google Play. To access from a PC, please visit the OverDrive website.

 
OverDrive|Libby – eBooks, Audiobooks, and More

OverDrive eBooks for kids

The OverDrive eReading room is just for kids and provides a safe online experience. Kids can browse, sample, place holds and borrow eBooks appropriate for their age range and reading level.

To view the catalogue, please visit the OverDrive for Kids website.

Online publications

RB Digital (formerly Zinio) eMagazines

RB Digital offers hundreds of digital magazines that you can stream or download on any Internet-enabled device or through the RB Digital app. All you need is your library card number.

Loan details:

  • Full cover-to-cover editions - just like print magazines
  • Multi-access so your favourite magazine will always be available
  • Unlimited loans
  • Ability to keyword search within the magazine
  • Additional audio and video elements.
 
RBdigital – eBooks, Audiobooks, Magazines, and More

To access via your mobile device or tablet, download the RB Digital app from the App Store or Google Play. To access from your PC, please visit the RB Digital website.

Online newspapers

Onlinenewspapers.com is a free resource where you can access many international and national newspapers and magazines.

To access the online catalogue, please visit the Online Newspaper website. 

PK magazine online

​At PK magazine online, students can experience the thrill of being published. Submissions are accepted from all subject areas including:

  • Short stories
  • Poems
  • Art and craft
  • Reviews
  • Musical performances
  • Science projects and more.

It’s a fun and funky place for primary school kids, and includes interviews with popular children's authors, sporting heroes, and of course plenty of competitions.

For more information, please visit the PK magazine website.

SpineOut

SpineOut is an exciting online magazine for young adults, brought to you by the Good Reading team. It's a special place to express your ideas and thoughts, and share creativity in words, art, film or music. Feel free to contribute and experience the thrill of being published.

For more information, please visit the SpineOut website.

Digital library useful links and resources

The following links provide Stirling libraries’ members free access to a great range of ebooks, magazines and journals, encyclopaedias and more.

Please note, some databases will ask you to enter your library card number to access their information and content. Other databases can only be accessed through a Stirling libraries’ computer or the City’s free Wi-Fi.

Learn a language

Road to IELTS

Road to IELTS is a fantastic resource for those looking to improve their understanding of English as a second language. IELTS general training focuses on basic language skills in broad social and workplace contexts. IELTS academic is for people applying for higher education or professional registration in an English-speaking environment and reflects some of the features of academic language. 

For more information, please visit the Road to IELTS website.

Transparent Language

Learn a language with a personalised learning system that allows you to track your progress. Choose from over 80 languages or 24 ‘English as a second language’ courses.

For more information, please watch the video below or visit the Transparent Language website.

 
Transparent Language – Online Language Learning

Cybersafety

Cybersafety is a term that refers to being prepared and educated to deal with a number of potential online risks. Cyberbullying and cybercrimes include, but are not limited to:

  • Online scams
  • Illegal downloading of copyrighted material
  • Online exploitation
  • Trolling
  • Identity theft
  • Viruses and malware.

Stirling libraries are eSmart accredited.

We are committed to providing an environment where community members feel safe when using our online services for learning, entertainment, support and education.

Cybersafety tips

  • Do not share your log in details and passwords with others
  • Do not give out personal or financial details
  • Report any bullying, harassment or unlawful behaviour to the relevant authorities/mediators
  • Think carefully before posting content online – this includes sharing photographs and videos
  • Avoid opening emails or downloading attachments from unknown senders
  • Ensure children under 12 years of age are supervised when using computers.

 Reporting online incidents

Online offence

Where to report

Cyberbullying

Report to local police 13 14 44

Online fraud

Report to local police 13 14 44
Internet banking fraud 

Contact your bank for advice on whether to report to local police

Scams (Internet-based or email)

Report to SCAMwatch – Australian Competition & Consumer Commission

Tax-related scams

Report to the Australian Taxation Office
Online child exploitation

Contact Australian federal police via the online child protection form

Spam

Report to ACMA

Faulty goods or services purchased online

Report to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission

Cybersafety useful links and resources

cloudLibrary

cloudLibrary offers a range of eAudio and eBooks that Library members can access with their library card number and PIN.  Hundreds of new reads are just one click away.

Loan details:

  • Borrow up to 6 items at a time for 21 days
  • Reserve up to 6 items
  • Once available, reserved items will be held for three days
  • Titles are available on a one copy/one user basis
  • No other software is needed. Read or listen to books within your web browser
  • Automatically syncs to where you are up to on any device with the App installed
  • eAudio and eBooks titles are automatically returned after the loan period.
 
cloudLibrary – eBooks and AudioBooks

To access cloudLibrary on your mobile device or tablet, download the cloudLibrary App from either the App Store or Google Play.

To find a title, search our online catalogue or see the full list of titles on the cloudLibrary Website.