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Training Resources

The Charles Sturt Library Service provides access to a number of online resources for free. Below is a list of the resources available including free databases, web resources, library catalogues, online eLearning and much more.

eLearning - Online Computer Training

Lynda Library button lyndaLibrary by is a web-based video service with free access to over 3,000 online software training courses on topics like business management, computer software, marketing, web development, photography, multimedia, web design, CAD design, IT software, 3D animation and much more...

There is unlimited access to these online courses from desktop PCs or portable devices. Log in. Get smart and let the learning begin!

Information regarding mobile devices
Please note that the Lynda product comes in a commercial and library version. The library version is not compatible with the app, it can only be used with a web browser.

Log in to lyndaLibrary

How to login and use lynda Library (581 kb)

How to access from a mobile device (340 kb)

lynda Library - FAQs (130 kb)


zinio - logo Zinio Digital Magazine Collection - Free Access to our Zinio eMagazine collection. Download our eMagazines onto your PC or tablet device.
Read your eMagazines

How to use Zinio for Libraries (955 kb)
Zinio Help


Opening the door on more eMagazines

Access over 400 magazines free and online…

From August 1st 2015 there will be a new state wide subscription to Zinio Digital Magazines for Libraries. The number of magazines available will increase to over 400 with a strong focus on Australian magazines.

Library customers who have been using Zinio through our Charles Sturt subscription will be required to create a New Account at the commencement of the new subscription. This will only be necessary once and we apologize for any inconvenience.

The functionality will remain the same; there will still be no need to put magazines on hold and there will be no limit to the number of issues that you can borrow.  All borrowed items can be kept indefinitely, which means no overdue fees. Any magazine issues which have already been downloaded will remain on your device.

However the new subscription will only start accruing back issues from August 1st.  Consequently, if you are particularly interested in back issues that are part of our current collection, please download these before the end of July 2015 if you wish to keep them.

Find out more about the changes to Zinio Digital Magazines:

Zinio Digital Magazines for Libraries - Frequently Asked Questions (93 kb)


Weekly Times Messenger
Read the Weekly Times Messenger

Portside Messenger
Read the Portside Messenger

Messenger publications online
Read Messenger publications online

Library IELTS

Road to IELTS Road to IELTS - Resources provided hours of intensive work on vocabulary, reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Note: you will need to enter your library card number to access the resources.
Road to IELTS Resources


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Learn English Online with NSW AMES

Living in Australia
Improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills - gain the confidence to use English in everyday situations, for work and study. Learn about Australian society & culture.

World Wide English
Learn English from beginner to intermediate level – for work, life and study in Australia and global environments.

Learn English and job seeking skills online

Learn job seeking skills to find work in Australia. Practise writing a résumé and cover letter. Prepare for the interview and making calls to employers. Jobseekers Online: Modules A – D

Note: you will need to enter your library card number and PIN to access the resources.

Access the online language courses from AMES

Family History

Ancestry Library Edition Ancestry Library Edition - Accessible from Library computers ONLY
Family History database with resources from Australia, United States and the United Kingdom. Visit your library to use this resource.
Search your Family History - available in Library ONLY

About Ancestry Library Edition

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Better Health Channel - Health and medical information for consumers.
Search Better Health Channel

My Health Wellbeing My Health & Wellbeing - General health information websites.
My Health & Wellbeing

gale hwrc

Health & Wellness Resource Center - Health & Wellness database that provides access to medical, health, and wellness information, including Medical encyclopaedia’s and dictionaries.
Access Health & Wellness
Health & Wellness help notes


worldbook_web World Book for Public Libraries - provides access to selected World Book resources including World book for Kids, Online Info Finder, and Online Reference Centre.
Note: you will need to enter your library card barcode number.
Search World Book

Free eBooks

Borrow and enjoy free eBooks, audiobooks, and more from your library's digital collection. All you need to get started is an internet connection and a library card.

Access Overdrive eBook Collection

Need help? Overdrive Help


Project Gutenberg 
Project Gutenberg offers over 46,000 free eBooks to download or read online.

Project Gutenberg

Children's eBooks

Tumblebooks TumbleBooks - Online Read-Along books for small children. Talking picture books you can read online, or have read to you.
Access TumbleBooks

Library Catalogue & Web Resources

Charles Sturt Library Catalogue
Charles Sturt Library Catalogue

State Library of South Australia
Search the State Library of South Australia - Catalogue

National Library of Australia - Trove
Search other library services within Australia

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