e-Resources

The Mount Barker Library is dedicated to offering you access to the widest possible range of e-resources. You are now able to search our collection and the collections of many other libraries worldwide using WorldCat, the world's largest network of library-based content and services.

WorldCat - 24/7 access to your library account and library catalogue

WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. WorldCat libraries are dedicated to providing access to their resources on the Web, where most people start their search for information. WorldCat lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world. WorldCat grows every day thanks to the efforts of librarians and other information professionals.

You can search for popular books, music CDs and videos; all of the physical items you're used to getting from libraries. You can also discover many new kinds of digital content, such as downloadable audiobooks. You may also find article citations with links to their full text; authoritative research materials, such as documents and photos of local or historic significance; and digital versions of rare items that aren't available to the public. Because WorldCat libraries serve diverse communities in dozens of countries, resources are available in many languages.

To Access WorldCat, click on the link below. This will enable you to search for items. To access e-resources you will need to log in using a library user number and password. Please contact the Mount Barker Library if you have not yet registered. If you want to know more, or need help, ask one of our librarians (Telephone: 08 9851 2661 or Email: library@plantagenet.wa.gov.au), or check the WorldCat FAQ.

Access the Library Catalogue

Audio Books, Magazines and Other e-Resources

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Overdrive
24/7 Range of e-resources for all ages. Also 24/7 download e-books to your computer or portable player.

Borrow Box (State Library)
Download Audio Books at home using your library card.

Zinio Magazine Collection
Western Australia Public Libraries Digital Media eMagazine Collection

Universal Class
Login here to access your Universal Class™ online courses through Shire of Plantagenet

The following e-Resources can be accessed without the need to log in again if you are already logged into WorldCat. if you are not logged into WorldCat, you will be prompted to enter your library user number and password.

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Australia / New Zealand Reference Centre
Full text content from Australasian and International magazines, newspapers, news wires, reference books and company information as well as biographies and a fully searchable image collection.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings.
NoveList
A comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction.
WA Public Libraries for Kids
WA Public Libraries eBooks collection for Children. Powered by 'Overdrive' software.
Gale Power Search
Discover a great collection of articles from thousands of Gale resources – magazines, journals, newspapers and books along with videos, images and podcast content.
Gale Popular Magazines Plus and Health and Wellness Resource Centre A collection of Australian based journals and a collection of Australian based newspapers. Also, instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets and over 700 health-related videos.
Britannica Library
Britannica's consolidated search provides a variety of content types, including articles, images, videos, dictionary, magazines, Web's Best Sites, Primary Sources and eBooks, and Year in Review.
Literacy Planet
Literacy Planet encourages the learning of essential English literacy skills through a motivational learning platform that is fun for students of all ages and ability.

Busy Things
A quirky online educational world. It is filled with fun, humourous characters and lively settings. It is trusted by thousands of schools, nurseries and homes across the world to educate and entertain.

Cochrane Library
A collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.

TumbleBook Library
An online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they will love.

For More Information

THE CENTRE
The Shire of Plantagenet Administration Centre is located in Lowood Road Mount Barker, 359km south of Perth and 50km north of Albany on Albany Highway.
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ADMINISTRATION
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 4.15pm
Phone (08) 9892 1111
Fax: (08) 9892 1100
Email: info@sop.wa.gov.au

LOCATION
22-24 Lowood Road
(PO Box 48)
Mount Barker WA 6324