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Library Service Online

Welcome to your online library. There are many options that enable you to access the variety of resources available to keep you informed and entertained without having to physically enter your local library.

To access these, you will need to be a member of one of the Goondiwindi Regional Council Libraries. Your membership number will then become your gateway to explore a range of library services. Your username is your unique library id/barcode, found on the back of your card, and your password/PIN is the last 4 digits of the barcode.

If you have placed your card in a ‘safe place’ and you require assistance remembering your membership details, please do not hesitate to call your local library and they will happily provide you with the details you require.

 YOUR LIBRARY ONLINE - A QUICK GUIDE 

MONTAGE TOURIST CARD INFORMATION

 

 

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*Aurora – your online Library Access

(Online)

 

Can’t get to your library? Are you stuck at home feeling unwell, tired or just simply too busy to pop into your local library? Do not worry, you can still reserve and access your favourite resources remotely by clicking on link above and following the steps in the Aurora How to Guide and you will be notified when your items are available for pick up.

Aurora How to Guide


Mobile Apps

If you are constantly on the move, value-adding to your day is easy. Access your favourite eresources the streamlined way, via their dedicated mobile apps. There are mobile apps available from many of your favourite eresource vendors, including Borrowbox, Freegal, Kanopy, Lynda.com and RB Digital. See the guide below to get started.

Mobile Apps How to Guide

 

eResources

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*Borrow Box – Your Library in One App
(Online or App Available)

Can you believe that you can access your favourite eBooks or eAudiobooks remotely by installing the Borrow Box App or by clicking the Borrow Box link above and following the prompts in the How to Guide.

 

 

Borrow Box How to Guide

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*RB Digital – Read your Magazines Online
(Online or App Available)

Get your magazine fix right here! RB Digital enables you to browse, select and download the newest edition of your favourite magazine by installing the App or clicking on the RB Digital link above and following the prompts in the RB Digital How to Guide.

 

RB Digital How to Guide

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*Kanopy – Your Cinematic Experience
(Online or App Available)

Enjoy the world's finest cinema at your fingertips in the comfort of your own home. Kick back, relax with some popcorn, and enjoy some time out, choosing from a large collection of movies, independent films and documentaries.

 

Kanopy How to Guide

Kanopy has also temporarily removed the maximum amount of credits/ films per month due to covid-19 and can now be freely watched.

https://help.kanopy.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001290193-How-play-credits-work

 

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*Libby – eBooks and eAudiobooks
(Online or App Available)

Let us introduce you to Libby – your reading friend. Did you know your local library has thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks? You can borrow them instantly and for free, using just the device in your hand. Just download the Libby App and register using your RLQ card to access the latest fiction and popular titles.

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*Austlit
(Online)

Austlit is a primary resource of Australian literature and storytelling, theatre, film and television with biographical information, full text, exhibitions and rich online content. Access is via the RLQ catalogue by searching 'austlit'.

 

Austlit How to Guide

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*Blackwords
(Online)

This is a comprehensive record of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander publications. The database covers all forms of creative writing plus film, television, criticism and scholarship, by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island writers and literary and storytelling cultures. Access to the database is via Austlit.

 

Blackwords How to Guide

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*Freegal Music
(Online or App Available)

Use your library membership to stream free music onto your digital device. Download yours to keep. New songs added each week.

 

Freegal Music How to Guide

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*National Geographic Virtual Library
(Online)

Refresh and expand your facts and knowledge by exploring the complete archive of National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Traveler magazine and National Geographic Kids Magazine. Latest issues are embargoed and not available for 2 months. This includes books, images & multimedia.

 

National Geographic Virtual Library How to Guide

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*Ancestry - Library Edition
(Online at your local library)

Remote access to this platform has been temporarily enabled for library members due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In-library-only access will be restored when public libraries reopen.

 

Access as follows:

  1. Visit https://qld.auroracloud.com.au/Montage/Default.aspx
  2. Click on “Ancestry” located in the blue strip on the very top of the website page
  3. Enter your library barcode and PIN – this will take you to the Ancestry Library Edition home page.

Hints and Tips

Explore your family's story. If you have access to your local library’s computers, you can utilise these to explore the SLQ's Family History services. This has links to eResources and internet sites that will help you with your genealogical research.  Unfortunately, not all libraries in our region have computers to access so if you are unsure, ring for clarification on this.

eLearning

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*GCF LearnFree.org
(Online)

Thinking of a career change? Decided now is the time for upskilling? Perhaps it’s the right time to get to your DIY projects? This is the place for you. Search through the free self-paced tutorials and online classes on a range of topics including technology, tutorials on Microsoft Office, math, career, reading, everyday life skills and more. No need to create an account or sign in.

 

GCF LearnFree How to Guide

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*Lynda.com
(Online or App Available)

You can learn it! Courses and video tutorials on the latest commercial software, creative and business skills.

 

Lynda How to Guide

Lynda How to Guide Video Tutorial

eResources for Kids

Kids Only! Never be bored again with these eBooks, stories, eAudiobooks and activities all in one kid-friendly place. Choose from hundreds of books to download to your computer, iPad, tablet or eReader.

Animalia (Library Edition)
(Online and App Available)

Animalia (Library Edition) is an exciting and engaging interactive computer-based literacy resource based on the well-known children’s book by Graeme Base. It is designed to complement the book with digital read-throughs and activities at different levels focusing on literacy and language for children aged 5-12.

Animalia (Library Edition) is available for download on your favourite platform:

App Store (ipad only, not available for iPhone)
Google Play (Android)

Clicking on the links below will commence direct download of the chosen desktop software. Click "Run" to continue installation.

Mac installer
Windows setup

Animalia How to guide 

PowerPoint Presentation slides with tips accessing Animalia and exploring its features

The Graeme Base Collection is an additional app that complements the Animalia app.

It is made up of 6 of Graeme's books narrated by himself - Animalia, The Waterhole, Jungle Drums, Eye to Eye, The Eleventh Hour and Uno's Garden.

The Graeme Base Collection is available for download on App Store (iPad only, not available for iPhone). Google Play (Android). Clicking on the links below will commence direct download of the chosen desktop software. Click "Run" to continue installation. 

Mac installer 
Windows setup

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*Kanopy Kids
(Online and App Available)

Look no further for all your films and TV Series needs. In this link and App you can learn languages, be entertained with animated storybooks and engage with anime favourites for pre- schoolers and up.

 

Kanopy Kids How to Guide

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*National Geographic Kids
(Online and App Available)

Broaden your child’s mind whilst meeting their educational needs with this library feature. You will find reputable, authoritative, and appropriate content that brings children aged 6-14 years the world in a way they have never seen it before. Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

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*Story Box Library
(Online and App Available)

Story Box Library provides a vibrant, interactive experience via a diverse range of everyday Australian storytellers.

 

Story Box Library How to Guide

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Kindergo
(App Available)

Aimed at children aged 2-7 years, the Kindergo reading app features curated picture books and learning games. Children can share stories, explore interactive islands and develop their literacy skills.

The Kindergo app is developed by Like a Photon Creative, an award winning Queensland company, and this special six month subscription is part of First 5 Forever. Free access to Kindergo provides a way for families to continue to engage with high quality content and early literacy learning at a time when access to library programs and collections are reduced or not available due to the current restrictions.

This subscription includes free unlimited access to the Kindergo app, and will commence on Monday 1 June.

Kindergo is available for download on your favourite platform:

App Store (Apple)
Google Play (Android)

User Guide