The databases and electronic resources listed below are available in the Library and from home unless otherwise specified.
For assistance with using any of these resources, visit the Information Desk in the Library or phone 9911 3634 during our opening hours.
Library members will now be able to enjoy Australian documentaries and feature films from around the world any time in the comfort of their own homes. Catch the films you missed and the ones you'd love to watch over again.
To get started, simply click here, enter your valid library barcode, sit back and relax. Let the library and your internet service provider help you enjoy watching movies in a whole new way.
|||Australian and international fiction and non-fiction in eBook and eAudiobook formats. Includes fiction works for children and young adults.|
Download to your PC or mobile device using your Shorelink Library card and PIN (Access limited to Lane Cove, Mosman and North Sydney Libraries)
|||Easy access to digital graphic novels and comics, unlimited loans, download to your device for 7 days. (Access limited to Lane Cove, Mosman and North Sydney Libraries)|
|||From Sunday 1 July, the Shorelink Digital Library will no longer be subscribing to OverDrive. EBooks and eAudiobooks will now be available from our other provider, Bolinda BorrowBox. |
|||Your favourite magazines including art and photography, travel, lifestyle, cars, investing and more available to download to your mobile device. (Access limited to Lane Cove, Mosman and North Sydney Libraries)|
|||A genealogy research tool with billions or records.|
NB: Access available only within Lane Cove and Greenwich libraries
|||A family history database that provides access to digitised copies of county and London newspapers published in the United Kingdom between 1800 and 1900. Content includes main articles, family notices, advertisements, obituaries and letters. |
NB: Access only available within Lane Cove Local Studies Reading Room. Users need to register.
|||A family history database that provides access to a wide variety of records and documents including births, deaths and marriages, census, military records, newspapers and immigration records for United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific.|
NB: Access available only within Lane Cove Local Studies Reading Room
|||Access points for records from Defence, Immigration and Cabinet. The site also offers fact sheets and guides to the collections as well as resources for family historians. |
|||Resources and guidence for historians - Online Indexes, Digital Galleries and "Photo Investigator".|
|||Consumer-oriented health information in the form of reference books and encyclopaedias, pamphlets and medical images and diagrams. Contains some Australian material.|
|||A joint initiative of State Library of NSW and NSW Health, this is a collection of fact sheets and other resources designed for target audiences.|
|||Access a wide range of up-to-date and reliable information on health and wellbeing from this Australian government gateway. |
|||HSC Study Lab is an online HSC study companion, exam preparation and revision tool for students in years 11 and 12.|
Courses are based on the NSW syllabus, are delivered by expert teachers with extensive knowledge in marking, cover all syllabus dot points, and are available to you online 24/7. All firsthand investigations are also covered through experiment videos or simulations.
|||Amazing, colourful and quirky, suits all kinds of learners between the ages of 3-9, addressing literacy, numeracy and creativity. Children of all abilities can play games, use creative tools and display their art work in a gallery. |
|||Includes Maths stories, Non Fiction and Fiction eBooks, Read-Along Chapter books and Graphic novels for a wide range of reading levels.|
|||Thousands of engaging projects suitable for hobbyists - from beginner to expert, for children and adults. |
|||Designed mainly for students with upper primary level reading skills, this site turns texts into plays, scripts and monologues that build reading and fluency skills. Materials include Aesop’s fables and some of Shakespeare’s more popular plays.|
|||A resource for pre-schoolers and early school years with interactive learning environments: stories and games; reading and pre-reading and a visual encyclopedia.|
|||Explores advances in agriculture, communications, medicine, engineering and much more.|
|||A general reference site especially for younger readers. It offers easy-to-read articles, images and illustrations, multimedia, maps and activities.|
A collection of primary and secondary legal materials for Australian federal and state law.
|||Information about Parliament as well as Hansard, bills and audio material plus current and historical Parliamentary information.|
The most complete and up-to-date collection of Commonwealth legislation.
Specialist legal information service that includes legal resources and help finding legal advice in NSW.
|||The National Construction Code provices technical specifications for the design and construction of buildings and other structures. |
The official NSW government website for the online publication of NSW legislation.
|||A comprehensive collection of current Australian Standards.|
NB: Access available only within Lane Cove and Greenwich libraries
General English courses from beginner to intermediate with a work, life and study focus. Jobseekers can practise resume and cover letter writing and prepare for interviews.
Select Lane Cove Library from the dropdown list and use your library barcode number to log in
Collection of literary criticism, plot summaries, poetry and short stories, literary journals and book reviews.
A guide to fiction and non-fiction reading that includes book discussion guides, author read-alikes and award winners.
Set up a personal account to track your own learning. Learn a huge range of languages from Afrikaans to Zulu as well as English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).
When using at home for the first time, use your Lane Cove Library barcode to register, then nominate a username and password of your choice for subsequent use
|||Find Australian locations for books, manuscripts and maps. Also view pictures, hear sound recordings, and read digitised major Australian newspapers from the late 19th and 20th centuries.|
The Lane Cove: On the Street Where You Live wiki provides information about street names, parks, historical buildings and identities of the Lane Cove municipality.
Lane Cove statistical profile compiled from the results of the 1991 to 2011 censuses. 2016 Census data will be released in April 2017.
The LINCS Community Infiormation Database is a searchable directory of local services and community groups
In-depth business coverage through journals and online business sources as business cases and dissertations.
|||Academic journal articles on a range of topics including politics and government, health, science, religion and literature. Most are available in full-text.|
Presents multiple viewpoints on current social issues eg cloning, GM foods and global warming. A full-text collection of essays, magazine articles, radio/TV transcripts and primary source documents.
Australasian newspapers, magazines, newswires and reference books. The database also includes over 500,000 photos, maps and flags.
Journal articles, reference books and primary source documents on a range of general interest topics including business, health, science and education.
All articles from the World Book Encyclopedia plus thousands of additional articles. Suitable for homework and research in the middle school years.
Tailored to the needs of students at high school and beyond. It offers advanced searching, computer and web tutorials, and research tools including dictionary and atlas.