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Lane Cove Library eResources


The databases and electronic resources listed below are available in the Library and from home unless otherwise specified.  


 Business & Law



Family History Resources

Health & Lifestyle


HSC Resources

Kids Online

Literature & Languages


​Local Information



​Science & Technology


Business & Law

​In-depth business coverage through journals and online business sources as business cases and dissertations.

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.
​Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, how to guides, articles and more.
​Grow, plan and optimise a business/non-profit. Utilise development tools and step-by-step process to build a business plan.
​The official NSW government website for the online publication of NSW legislation.






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.

Bolinda Borrowbox

​Australian and international fiction and non-fiction in eBook and eAudiobook formats. Includes fiction works for children and young adults.

Download the App to your PC or mobile device using your Shorelink Library card and PIN (Access limited to Lane Cove, Mosman and North Sydney Libraries)

Choice Online allows access to Product Reviews, Topics (broad categories such as health insurance, ageing well, smarter energy and more) and CHOICE Campaigns in areas such as standard labelling for water efficiency, product safety laws and travel refund rights.

NB: Access available only within Lane Cove and Greenwich libraries

​Indyreads™ provides access to a statewide collection of independent Australian and international titles, classic literature and modern award-winning titles in eBook and eAudio format.

Download the App to your PC or mobile device using your Shorelink Library card and PIN (Access limited to Lane Cove, Mosman and North Sydney Libraries)

Access your favourite magazines along with bestselling titles in eAudiobook and eBook.

Download the Libby app to get started and register using your Library card and PIN  (Access limited to Lane Cove, Mosman and North Sydney Libraries)

Start exploring with Libby



Family History Resources

Ancestry Library Edition​A genealogy research tool with billions of records.

NB: Access available only within Lane Cove and Greenwich libraries

The British Newspaper Archive​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.

Find my past

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.

This database may be accessed from home on request.

Access to British Newspaper Archive instructions

Request Access from Lane Cove Library

National Archives of Australia​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.
NSW State Archives & Records​Resources and guidance for historians - Online Indexes, Digital Galleries and "Photo Investigator".



Health & Lifestyle

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 full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia and much more.
​Access a wide range of up-to-date and reliable information on health and wellbeing from this Australian government gateway.



HSC Resources

NSW Board of Studies

Essential resources for NSW students

Bored of Studies​​Created by students, for students, Bored of Studies provides current year 12 and year 11 students with resources and support, whilst taking  light-hearted attitude to the traumas of study
Past HSC exam papers​Past papers and noted from the Marking Centre
fLa - Find Legal Answers​Useful resources for each of the HSC and Preliminary focus topics.



Kids Online

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.
​Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology and space.

​Story Box Library features over 290 stories for children to view. Listen to stories by local authors and illustrators, being read aloud by predominantly Australian and New Zealand storytellers.

Select the option to login with your Library card. Choose Lane Cove Library and enter your Library card number to access.

​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 encyclopaedia.
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.




Literature & Languages

​Find up to date biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and reviews on writers from all eras.

Answer the age-old question, What do I read next? Search and match reading interests to books, authors, genres or topics.


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

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.



Local Information

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 Information Database is a searchable directory of local services and community groups




Discover the world's most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazine and multimedia content.


Analyse important global issues and events through topic overviews, international viewpoints, news and multimedia content.
​Browse this cross-searchable platform for research insight from journalism's most trusted name in exploration and discovery.
​Access major newspapers online to search articles instantly by title, headline, date or other fields. Includes Australian News Limited and Fairfax newspapers.
Find overviews, news and opinions on hundreds of today's important social issues.
Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in world history from a variety of sources.

All articles from the World Book Encyclopaedia 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.



Science & Technology

​Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news and multimedia content.
​Understand context for hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments and more.
​Manipulate 3D interactive models to visualise and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science.
Designed for primary and lower secondary students, this resource covers popular topics such as consumption, food production, transportation and much more.
​​TheComputerSchool is an online computer and technology training centre that covers today's most commonly used technologies – phones, tablets and other mobile devices, programs, applications (apps) and computers.  There are over 16,000 short tutorials or lessons to teach you what you want to know in manageable bites.

Tutorials are suitable for all users from beginners to experienced and range from computer basics, mobile phones, internet safety and typing tutorials through to SmartTVs, Python, MYOB and much more.

Request access from Lane Cove Library