We are here to support our community’s learning and recreational needs no matter where you are, so even though our library branches are closed our online services remain open 24/7.
We have just announced a new partnership with State Library NSW to provide you access to another eBook platform, indyreadsTM, which along with our other eBook platforms can be accessed through our Library Service app. Simply search Central Coast Council to download for free from the App Store or Google Play or visit centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/elibrary
We will continue to investigate options to expand our online collection in response to increased demand and are looking for new ways to bring you events online.
In the meantime, you can continue to connect, relax and learn while practicing social distancing with free access to:
- ebooks and audiobooks through OverDrive and BorrowBox
- eMagazines with RBDigital
- online homework help for students from Year 3 all the way through to tertiary studies with Studiosity
- ad free music streaming all day, every day with Freegal
- learn a new language with Mango
- eFun for kids coding for beginners with Scratch
- the best Australian children's titles being read aloud to you by your favourite Australian storytellers with Story Box Library
- temporary access from home to Find My Past and Ancestry
- create a number of historical jigsaws of images from our collections
If you have any questions or need help setting up these services please contact your local library who will be able to step you through the process.
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What other resources can I access with my membership?
You can also visit ‘Your Library at Home’ at sl.nsw.gov.au/your-library-home where the NSW State Library has linked their online content for people to access at home. Look here for a new book to read, a binge-worthy podcast, inspiring stories, or a fun activity to do at home. Have your Central Coast Council Library card number handy and visit sl.nsw.gov.au/research-and-collections/get-library-card. Scroll to the bottom of the page where you will find a link ‘Register your public library card’ - follow the prompts to gain access to NSW State Library online resources.
The Internet Archive has also temporarily suspended all waitlists, allowing you to immediately check out up to 10 of the 1.4 million books currently in their lending library. Until June 30th or the end of the US national emergency (whichever comes later), every borrowable book will be immediately accessible by anyone around the world, creating a National Emergency Library.