Online Resources

eBooks & Audiobooks

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You can download items from our collection of ebooks and audiobooks through both OverDrive and ebooks from ePlatform (by Wheelers)


Using your Port Pirie Regional Library Service borrower card and pin number you can access a large collection of titles from the Overdrive Catalogue. You can borrow up to 6 items at a time and can also reserve items if they are on loan. You can use your compatible mobile device, eReader, PC or Mac to view this material.

Start browsing the Overdrive Catalogue.

Please read the Overdrive Quick reference guide to find out where to start.

Download the Ebook Brochure , supplied by Libraries of SA.

Please see the list of compatible devices.

Additional information and help

*Please note that Kindles are not supported by Overdrive in Australia*


Using your Port Pirie Regional Library Service borrower card and pin number you can access over 300,000 titles of which 30,000 of these are from over 500 Australian and NZ authors.  Libby has the largest Australian content of any eBook supplier.

Please read the Libby help guide for more information about how to start reading. This page includes FAQ, compatible devices and how to get started.


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With over 7,000 publications from over 100 countries in 60+languages, PressReader is the leading digital newspaper and magazine provider for premium content.  Explore titles such as Better Homes & Gardens, Gardening Australia, The Guardian, Vogue​ Australia, Women’s Weekly, Australian Men’s Health, and much more from all over the world. The new PressReader platform allows library users to customise  their reading experience, gain international perspectives, and engage with topics of interests through the bookmark, share, translate, and comment ​features.

PressReader subscriptions are all inclusive, meaning that all publications are made available without the need to select title-by-title. Our SAPLN readers will have access to the entire PressReader catalogue.

New editions of newspapers are added to PressReader on the day of release. The release of some magazines is delayed due to publisher agreements. The PressReader subscription means that borrowers will generally have 90 days of back issues. There are however, restrictions that are set by specific publishers on how far back issues are available.

Press Reader is available in as an App and can downloaded here:

Training Courses

Lynda library

lyndaLibrary is a user-friendly online training resource. It offers a variety of expertly presented training courses, all of which are edited for accuracy. The flexibility of lyndaLibrary allows you to complete training sections at your own pace, and the site will also save your place for your return.

Use of lyndaLibrary is not confined to libraries. Customers can remotely access the site from anywhere in the state.

To access lyndaLibrary, just visit the library’s catalogue page. You will see a link to the lyndaLibrary website. You will need to use your library card and pin number to access the website.

There is no need for extra software. However, desktop or laptop use of the lyndaLibrary suite will require access to the latest version of the Google Chome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari browsers. You must also have JavaScript and web data cookies enabled.

lyndaLibrary also offer various mobile apps. For further information, visit the following site:

Carter's Antiques Price Guide

Carter's Publications have been publishing price guides on art antiquities, antiques, collectables, retro, vintage and 20th century design for 28 years.

Carter's online price guide features of 90,000 items. The guide is frequently updated and is indexed. You can search by category/subcategory or keyword, with the facility to further refine your search, making it easy to drill down to the item you're seeking.
All antiques and collectables in the database include a professionally photographed image, and have been sourced from dealers and auctioneers in Australia and New Zealand.

Please note this is a price guide and not an online marketplace for antiques and collectables. The items included will have been photographed from several months to several years prior to publication on this site.

Go to Carter's Antiques Price Guide


Trove is the National Library's free search engine. It enables enquirers to:

  • Search the catalogues and find the holdings of libraries across Australia
  • Search and access the National Library's databases of digitised newspapers, archived websites, maps, pictures, photos and music and video files.
  • Tag, add comments and organise results.

Whether you are tracing your family history, researching a topic, reading for pleasure, teaching or studying, Trove will help you.

Go to Trove

Australian Bureau of Statistics

The Australian Bureau of Statistics website is committed to providing browsers with Australian statistical information. It also includes pages on ABS products and training, and information for small businesses and universities.

Go to Australian Bureau of Statistics

Commonwealth of Australia Law

ComLaw is the legal information retrieval system owned by the Australian Attorney-General's Department. ComLaw essentially brings low or no-cost access to the law for the community.

Go to ComLaw


Library Services - Online Resources - Language

Road to IELTS

Road to IELTS is a self-study IELTS preparation course produced by the British Council to help candidates prepare for the IELTS exam. It provides access to free online self-study materials to support IELTS General Training and IELTS Academic test preparations.

Go to Road to IELTS


SACommunity is a database of South Australian community services including information about government, non-government, community based and some private sector organisations that provide services for the South Australian community in the areas of health, welfare, housing, education, community participation, information, legal services, arts and recreation. Searches on the site can be limited to Burnside (or any other council area), or across all council areas.

Go to SACommunity

Free Ebook Resources

Family History

Library Services - Online Services - Family History

Ancestry Library Edition

The Ancestry Library Edition electronic resource is now available to patrons within the library.This is actually a collection of databases aimed at those doing genealogy. While it is an American product, it includes some Australian (and UK) databases - for example Australian Electoral Rolls 1901 - 1936; Sands Directories for Sydney and NSW 1861 - 1933; Who's Who in Australia 1921 - 1950; Australia Convict Index, 1788 - 1868, and many more. There are more than 4000 databases and 1.5 billion names!

Access is only available in the library - please ask at the Information Desk.

Go to Ancestry Library Edition