Free online resources

Your library membership provides you with free access to the following resources.  You may need to use your library card number to access some sites. 


Discover your family history and start your family tree. Access over 7 billion genealogy records! This site can only be accessed while using the public computers in your local library.

Australian Sign Language

Auslan Signbank is a language resources site for Auslan (Australian Sign Language). Auslan is the language of the deaf community in Australia.

Australian Dictionary of Biography

The Australian Dictionary of Biography is Australia's pre-eminent dictionary of national biography.

Better Reading

Better Reading aims to make choosing your next read a friendlier experience.


BookMooch is a community for exchanging used books. There is no cost to join or use this web site: your only cost is mailing your books to others.


BorrowBox is an award winning Australian app that enables Library members to borrow bestselling ebooks and eAudiobooks on their Apple or Android device through digital loans.


Introduce young children to the joys of reading with this delightful collection of fun learning activities.

Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about Cochrane groups.

Computer Assistance

Learn to use computers, software products, and how to stay safe online. A range of sites and information for basic to experienced users.

Computer School online tutorials

A powerful database that provides a direct, secure link, to hundreds of tutorials, offering immediate, quick-lesson education. Products include Windows and Microsoft products, Facebook, Skype, and many others. You will need your library card number to access this database.

Digital Comic Museum

Thousands of free public domain Golden Age comics dating as far back as the 1930s.

International Children's Digital Library Foundation

The International Children's Digital Library Foundation believes children and their families deserve to have access to the books of their culture, regardless of where they live.

Job search assistance

Improve your job search strategy, get tips on writing job applications, cover letters and resumes, and learn better interview techniques with the information provided on these Australian government websites.


Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service for public libraries and educational institutions that provides library patrons access to a large collection of films. Kanopy Kids offers entertaining and educational videos suitable for children.

Koori Mail

The Koori Mail digitised collection is the only complete online archive for the Koori Mail, Australia’s fortnightly national Indigenous newspaper.

Legal Resources

The Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) provides free internet access to Australasian legal materials. Legal Aid WA provides information, advice and other legal help.

Library Catalogue

Search for and request items, or check your library membership details here.

MineCraft / LibraryCraft

Librarycraft is a free Minecraft server available to WA kids aged 7-17 years old.

National Library of Australia

The National Library of Australia is the country's largest reference library with over 500 million Australian and online resources, including thousands of ebooks which can be downloaded for free.

Online Book Club

Celebrate good books by joining the Western Australian Public Libraries online book club.

Overdrive ebooks, audiobooks and magazines

Library members with a City of Gosnells library card can download e-books, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines for free from Overdrive's Digital Media Collection. There is even an Overdrive Kids catalogue that provides a safe and easy browsing experience for children.

Raising Children

This site provides up-to-date, evidence-based, scientifically validated information about raising children and caring for yourself as a parent or carer.

Road to IELTS

Road to IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is your best possible online preparation and practice resource for IELTS.

State Library of Western Australia

Check out the State Library of Western Australia's website for information on Public Library services, Reference services, WA Documentary Heritage Services, and much more. The state-wide library catalogue is also accessible from here.

StoryBox Library

A place where the wonderful world of Australian Children's Literature is on permanent exhibit, Story Box Library is a beautiful online ‘reading room’.

VisAbility Radio

VisAbility Radio is a podcast station produced by disability service provider VisAbility, featuring segments including local storytelling, culture, music, business, literature and technology.

Western Australian New Music Archive

The Western Australian New Music Archive is an interactive web portal presenting a collection of content related to the history of new music in Western Australia