Enjoy the Library from Home
Thursday 26 March 2020
Yarra Libraries provides a wide range of free online resources and it's free to join online!
Login to the resources below with your library card number (or if you're recently joined online, your WEB ID) and four-digit PIN.
Some resources also require you to create an account with your email address.
Please contact us if you have trouble logging in.
🎧Read, Watch & Listen
While you're self-isolating at home, why not catch up on your reading with an ebook or liven up chores while listening to an audiobook?
Audiobooks are perfect for multi-tasking and make an excellent companion when gardening, exercising, doing household chores or simply putting your feet up. Borrowbox by Bolinda Digital is Australia's biggest platform of audiobooks with more than 3,500 titles for you to download and enjoy.
Get BorrowBox for Android
Get BorrowBox for iOS
If you can't get a hold of a physical book, CloudLibrary offers the biggest selection of ebooks - whether it be on the web, a tablet or a mobile device. It's easy to discover content you want to read browsing the digital shelves curated by the library or filtering your search by genres that interest you. Ebooks sync across multiple devices and can be read anywhere.
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Start your day with a flick through a digital magazine, or unwind on the couch and catch up on the latest celebrity gossip. RBdigital provides access to hundreds of digital magazines for you download (and keep!) and also provides an exclusive collection of audiobooks.
RBdigital for Android
RBdigital for iOS
Once you've exhausted Netflix, binge-watch any of the 30,000+ movies and documentaries available free on Kanopy. Members typically get 6 free films per month but during the closure, you can watch a selected range of films 'credit-free'. Download the app and stream to your TV (via Chromecast or supported apps).
Kanopy for Android
Kanopy for iOS
Listen to pre-recorded events including author talks and poetry performances, public lectures and reading recommendations from our librarians. We'll be adding content over the coming weeks for you to enjoy at home.
Listen on Soundcloud, Spotify or iTunes. Search "Yarra Libraries" on your Podcast app to find us.
Take a break from working from home and take some time for yourself; pick-up a new skill with video tutorials from Linkedin Learning or learn a new language with Mango.
If you're working from home, you're going to want to dedicate some time to watching the free tutorials available from Linkedin Learning. The thousands of videos available cover topics such as mastering pivot tables on Microsoft Excel, retouching photos with Adobe Photoshop, writing business proposals, launching a startup and more.
Get Linkedin Learning for Android
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Note: If you're using the Lynda/LinkedIn Learning mobile app, you'll need to enter yarracity.vic.gov.au when asked to provide your organisation's web portal.
This online language learning system teaches actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages. It’s so easy and effective, you’ll be talking after just one lesson! Mango adapts to your unique learning style, so you pick up on new vocabulary, intuit unfamiliar grammatical structure, and train your pronunciation, all while boosting your cultural IQ.
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There's even more for you to read, watch and listen online, including Ancestry, Aussie Driver, Freegal and PressReader. Check out the full range of online resources here.