eCollections

The Melton City Libraries App

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The Melton City Libraries App makes it easier than ever to access all the great services your library has to offer!

Place holds, renew loans, manage your account, search the collection and access our eBooks, movies, music and more from your Apple or Android phone or device.

Once you’re logged in, the app recreates your library card’s barcode, meaning as long as you have your phone or tablet, you won’t need your physical card. You can also link and manage your family members’ cards on your app.

See a great book, magazine or dvd when you’re out and about? The new app allows you to scan the barcode to see if it’s available through Melton City Libraries.

Now available for download at the Apple App Store and Google Play.



eBooks and eAudiobooks

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cloudLibrary

Melton City Library is proud to welcome Cloud Library to our collection. Over 4000 eBooks, with hundreds more being added every month.

Browse our cloudLibrary collection

Download the Cloud Library Android App

Download the Cloud Library Apple IOS App

 

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Bolinda Digital

Bolinda Digital is Australia’s top publisher of eBooks and eAudiobooks with more than 4500 best-selling publications for you to borrow, download and enjoy. Great for Australian eBooks.

Browse our Bolinda collection

Download the BorrowBox App

 

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RBdigital

OneClick digital audiobooks is now called RBdigital. Choose from over 1600 popular eAudiobooks. With no queues, you'll never wait for an eAudiobook again making RBdigital perfect for book clubs.

Browse our RBdigital collection

Download the Android App

                          Download the Apple iOS App


eNewspapers and eMagazines

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Browse and read thousands of full content premium newspapers and magazines from around the globe, covering 82 countries and 39 languages. To login please use your library card number.

Browse the PressReader collection

Download the PressReader App

 

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Read your favourite magazines free from your computer or device with RBdigital. There are around 84 digital magazine titles to choose from, with no limit on downloads and an unlimited loan period.

Browse our RBdigital Magazines collection

Download the RBdigital App: iPad  |  iPhone  |  Android


Movies

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Kanopy offers more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Umbrella Entertainment, Madman Entertainment and thousands of independent filmmakers. Kanopy is free with your library card. Each Melton City Libraries member can watch up to 10 movies per calendar month.

Browse our Kanopy collection

Download the Kanopy App: Apple iOS | Android

Help with signing up for Kanopy

 


Music

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Freegal

Freegal is a free music service from your library. All you need is your library card number and PIN. Freegal offers access to about 8 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28000+ labels with music that originates in over 80 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.

Browse the Freegal collection

Download the Freegal App for Apple IOS

Download the Freegal App for Android devices

 


Learning Online

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lynda.com

lynda.com - a leading online learning resource offering more than 6000 courses covering computer, software and technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more - is now available free with your library card. Simply log in to lynda.com using your library card number and password and create your account.

Browse classes at lynda.com
Watch a quick overview video of how to use lynda.com

 

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Universal Class

Over 500 online continuing education courses available for free with 24/7 access and real instructors. Subjects include Arts and photography, Computer training, Business, Personal Finance, Pet and Animal care, Cooking, Crafts, Parenting, Office Skills, Professional development, Music, Personal Care and much, much more...

Browse classes at Universal Class

 

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Computer School.net

Log in with your library card number to instantly access a powerful database that provides a direct, secure link to hundreds of computer skills' Tutorials. It requires no teacher-supervision whatsoever, and offers all students immediate, quick-lesson education. Choose from many options including computer basics, internet basics, Windows 7, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, Ms Access, Dreamweaver, Photoshop CS3, web design, Youtube, Twitter, Skype and many others.

Browse classes at the Computer School

 

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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.
To get started, visit Mango Languages, click 'create a profile' and enter your email address and a password. Once you have created your profile, you will be able to sign in and use the Mango app if you prefer.

Visit Mango Languages

Download the Mango App: Apple IOS  | Android

 

Road to IELTS Road to IELTS - General

The General Training test is for those who want to do work experience or training programs, secondary school or migrate to an English-speaking country. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking tests but different Reading and Writing tests.

Access Road to IELTS - General

 

Road to IELTS Road to IELTS – Academic

The Academic test is for those who want to study at a tertiary level in an English-speaking country.

Access Road to IELTS - Academic

 

 

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Aussie-Driver.com

A website for Australian learners who want to practice their skills before taking their Driver Knowledge Test. Features both car and motorcycle tests.

Access Aussie-Driver.com

 


For Kids

Educational and fun online resources for younger readers. Free for Melton City Libraries members. Log in with your Library Card Number to play and learn.

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The Big Bus!

Welcome to an exciting world of fun interactive learning, for children aged 3 to 11 years.

Visit the Big Bus!

 

 

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Play and learn - Amazing, colourful and quirky, dedicated to early learning and special needs.

Visit Busythings

 

 

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Story Box Library

Story Box Library features engaging online stories aimed at Australian primary school aged children. Our stories are a little bit cheeky, a little bit charming and a whole lot of fun!

Visit Story Box Library

 

 

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TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

Visit Tumblebooks

 


Current Affairs

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Global Issues in Context

Global Issues in Context presents different perspectives on international news and events. Issues are presented within the following subjects: Business and economy, Environment & Climate change, Health & medicine, Society & Culture, Conflict & diplomacy, Government, politics and law, Science & technology and Women children and the family.To login to please use your library card number.

Visit Global Issues in Context

 


Encyclopedia and Biography

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Britannica Library Edition

Developed specifically for libraries, access three sites in one, with age appropriate material from the child-friendly collection through to the adult general reference collection. Students of all ages will find it easy to conduct research, complete homework assignments and work on special projects.

Access Britannica online

 

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This is Australia's pre-eminent dictionary of national biography which contains over 10,000 scholarly biographies of significant Australians who died before 1980.

Access the Australian Dictionary of Biography Online

 


Find Your Next Read

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An Australian resource including book reviews, articles, author profiles, stories on writers’ houses, bookshops, short stories, book trivia and more.

Access Good Reading