City of Subiaco - Online resources
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Online resources

Subiaco Library subscribes to an exciting range of free online resources you can access from the comfort of your own home. All you need is your library card and away you go! For more information on how to access Subiaco Library's e-resourcesdownload our handy how to guide. (PDF 887 KB)

These resources are suitable for varying ages and adult assistance is recommended when children and young adults are accessing online resources. For resources specific for children visit our Online resources for kids page. 

eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and streaming services


Online Resource

Type of resource



Online Book Club 


The Online Book Club is similar to traditional in-person book clubs that might meet at a library or other informal setting, but rather brings this into an online platform creating alternative and complementary opportunities for library members to virtually engage with book clubs across WA. Three unique book clubs run concurrently for a period of nine weeks, five times throughout the year. Click here to access the online forum with information on downloading the books. 



Video streaming

Access one of the largest collections of indie films, classic cinema, festival and educational documentaries and movies by using your email address and library card. Watch this video tutorial for help using Kanopy. 


Libby by Overdrive

eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines

Access thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines available through the Western Australian Public Libraries digital collection on Overdrive. All Subiaco Library members have access to this resource by using your library card number to log in. Download the Libby by Overdrive application for easy access on mobile devices. Watch this video tutorial for help using Overdrive. 


Choice eMagazine via Flipster


Access digital copies of Choice magazine, Australia's leading consumer advocacy group. Log in to Flipster to access this eMagazine. Watch this video tutorial for help using Flipster. 


Borrow Box

eBooks and 

Enjoy thosands of eBooks and eAudiobooks by creating an account and logging in to Borrow Box. Download the Borrow Box application for easy access on mobile devices. Watch this video tutorial for help using Borrow Box. 

Reference and databases





Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection

Oxford reference online offers the very best in quick reference information together with authoritative, in-depth articles by world-famous authors. It also offers excellent functionality, and a wide range of additional material such as maps, illustrations and timelines. Watch this video tutorial for help using Oxford Reference. 


Ancestry: Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition offers access to a large range of genealogical research and is now available through the library catalogue page until Fruday 31 December 2021. Visit the library catalogue and log in using your library card details to access this free resource. Watch this video tutorial for help using Ancestry: Library Edition. 



A research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond.

Online learning

  Database Description 

Digication video library

Subiaco Library offers fortnightly digital education talks on a variety of topics. In light of the recent COVID-19 situation these talks have been on hold and as such video tutorials have been provided instead. Visit our video library to find short instructional videos on a number of different topics to help you stay connected online.


Niche Academy

Access video tutorials on how to use our popular online resources including eBook and eAudiobooks. You can also access video tutorials for various social networking platforms including Twitter and Pinterest.


Road to IELTS

If you're preparing for your English language test these free resources will keep you on track. The online course is organised into four skill areas to prepare you in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Learners can practice effectively for their test with information about the IELTS papers, advice from experts, tutorial videos, mock papers and interactive practice exercises. Try the Road to IELTS for general training, or the Road to IELTS: Academic


Transparent Language Online

Transparent Language Online is packed full of pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing, and vocabulary building lessons for over 80 languages, including 17 ESL courses. Featuring top-of-the-line coursework combined with extensive social media resources,Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system available. Watch this video tutorial for help using Transparent Language Online. 

omputer-school-tcllogo-(1).jpg offers an extensive range of computer training tutorials. Tutorials include full colour, easy to follow screen shots with step by step instructions covering an extensive and varied range of entry level 'How do I?' learning topics, including Microsoft Office products, Windows Vista and Photoshop CS3.


Microsoft Office

Online Microsoft Office suit training for beginners to advanced users. Video training for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and other office programs.