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-resources, download our handy how to guide.(PDF 1,117 KB)

These resources are suitable for varying ages and adult assistance is recommended when children and young adults are accessing online resources. 

 E-books, e-audio books, e-magazines and streaming services





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. 

Kanopy kids

Video streaming Kanopy now offers children's progamming with Kanopy Kids. Parents can browse educational and engaging videos for children of all ages - as well as the young at heart.

Western Australian Public Libraries Digital Media Collection

e-books and audio books

Access your account using your library card number and download the software relevant to your digital device.

RBDigital magazines

(Formerly Zinio for libraries)


Create a free account with your library card number to access hundreds of magazines for free.

Choice online magazine (via Flipster)


Access Choice magazine using your library card number. 

Borrow box from Bolinda

e-books and  e-audio books

Create a free account using your library card number and your surname as your pin. Download the Borrow box app.

E-book user guide (PDF, 165KB)
E-audiobook user guide (PDF, 64KB)

Gale Health and Wellness

Health and wellness database

Gale Health and Wellness is an authoritative database on all things health. It is automatically updated with the latest daily content from News Articles, Academic Journals, Reference, Magazines, Videos & Audio. Currently there is a Coronavirus topic page feature link at the top of the homepage.

StoryBox library

Online stories read by some of Australia's finest storytellers 

Follow the link through the State Library website and login using your library card number.

eReading room for kids

e-books and e-audio books

Access to kids e-books and e-audio books just for them. Kids can browse, sample, place holds and borrow eBooks appropriate for their age range and reading level.


free learning activities for children

An online resource for the early years that includes 115+ fun learning activities that help children learn important skills in the key learning areas of creative development, problem solving, reasoning, numeracy, communication, language and literacy and knowledge and understanding of the world. 

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.

Ancestry: Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition offers access to a large range of genealogical research and is available on all public computers within the library. It is not available to remote users at this time. To book a computer please contact the library on (08) 9237 9300.


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 

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. 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.