Carnarvon Library offers borrowers a wide range of online resources.

You can now stream over 30,000 films from one of the most unique collections in the world – including award-winning documentaries, indie and foreign films, must-see classics and blockbuster movies.

Kanopy includes films from hundreds of popular producers such as The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, and PBS, as well as thousands of independent filmmakers. Kanopy’s films cover all topics including foreign languages, LGBT cinema, career development and business skills, environmental sciences, history, astronomy, and much more.

An award winning Australian app that enables public library members to browse and borrow bestselling e-Audiobooks on their Apple or Android device for limited periods through digital loans.  Borrow Box is a free download solution.  Once you are signed in, you can borrow or reserve up to 4 e-Audiobooks for a 2 week loan period.

Guaranteed to have something for everyone, download thousands of fiction and non-fiction titles from a diverse collection of novels, well-known classics, travel guides, biographies, self-improvement guides and much more.

A place where the wonderful world of Australian Children’s Literature is on permanent exhibit Story Box Library in a beautiful online ‘reading room’. Story Box Library connects children with literature through the complementary medium of film, providing our audience with a vibrant, interactive experience via a diverse range of storytellers, each sharing past and present book titles.

OverDrive e-Reading Room just for kids provides a safe and easy browsing experience for children. The e-Reading Room just shows children’s content, which gets kids to the titles they want faster. Kids can browse, sample, place holds and borrow eBooks appropriate for their age range and reading level.

Gale’s Popular Magazines Plus has a strong focus on current events, sports, science and health.  Access full text News Limited News including The Australian plus other Australian titles such as Choice, Australian Women’s Weekly, Australian Geographic, Australian Gourmet Traveller, Inside Cricket and Inside Rugby.

Zinio: the premium digital magazine collection is now available to all library members. This collection of e-Magazines includes popular titles such as Delicious, Donna Hay, Elle, Gardening Australia, The Economist, Vogue and many more. Download the e-Magazines to your PC, laptop or mobile device to enjoy at your leisure.

An excellent resource for students, parents and teachers. Encyclopaedia Britannica Library can be searched according to the users’ particular age group ensuring results are suitable for all stages of learning.

An online resource for the early years that includes 115+ fun learning activities that help children learn important skills in the key learning areas of creative development, problem solving, reasoning, numeracy, communication, language and literacy and knowledge and understanding of the world.

Most of the State Library subscription eResources are accessible from home

Explore Trove for digital content and information on collections around Australia. The Digitised newspapers section includes searchable historic newspapers up to 1954. You can also explore photographs, maps, archives, catalogues and much more.

Ancestry is the key resource for genealogical research.  This e-resource is only available for client use from inside the library.

Healthdirect provides a range of free health services on behalf of the governments of Australia

Collection of evidence-based medicine databases, including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

For residents of Western Australia who are State Library members

Most of the State Library subscription e-resources are accessible from home.  Sign in with your State Library mylibrarycard to search for information and articles in online journals, magazines, e-books or current and historical newspapers.

  • E-Newspapers 
    • Press Reader Leading newspapers from countries around the world in the original format and pagination.
    • The West Australian Archive Digital Editions A digital archive of the West Australian newspaper covering July 2004 until today.  It contains the same content, editorial and photographic material that you’ll find in the printed version with the exception of The West Magazine and commercial inserts.  (Use internet Explorer for best results).
  • E-Books
    • E-Book Library (EBL) A collection of over 120,000 non-fiction e-books you can read online or download and read offline on a mobile device.

Follow this link to access e-resources from the State Library

GoGov provides online visitors with a single point of entry to government agencies and politicians in Australia.

GoGov is a whole of government online directory showcasing 2,300 state and federal government agencies and politicians in Australia and their related (parent/child) agencies.

It is a fast and efficient way for anyone to find government agencies and politicians anywhere in Australia across state and commonwealth government jurisdictions.


Writing WA provides a range of services to support emerging practitioners, and strives to bring Western Australian writing to new audiences throughout this State and beyond.

Available training, easy to follow self-teach videos, worksheets and other training content.

It doesn’t matter if you’re brand new to the internet, or looking to build on what you already know so that you’re more confident, comfortable and safe. You’ll find what you need to get started here.

Australian Government’s online safety and security website, designed to help everyone understand the risks and the simple steps we can take to protect our personal and financial information online.