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Online Learning Tools

    Australian and Local

    Australian Dictionary of Biography

    Australian Dictionary of Biography

    Contains over 10,000 scholarly biographies of persons who were significant in Australian history. Entries on individuals who died after 1980 will be added as successive volumes of the ADB are published. This is a free web resource - login is not required.

    Trove - National Library of Australia


    Trove is an online search engine developed by the National Library of Australia. Trove enables you to search multiple Australian collections across millions of items at once. Explore a wealth of resources and digital content like never before, including full-text books, journal and newspaper articles, images, music, sound, video, maps, websites, diaries, letters, archives, people and organisations. This is a free web resource - login is not required.


    Business and Consumer

    Choice Online


    Choice Online gives you instant access to over 200 tests and reports on food and health, white goods and home entertainment, essential services, everyday supermarket items and much more. With ratings on products tested, get best advice from Choice experts to help you save money and make confident buying decisions. Access is only available from the public PCs at library branches - staff will provide the password on request.



    Children's Resources



    Busythings is 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. Access is available from home and library branches with your City of Wanneroo library membership barcode.

    StoryBox Library


    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.

    Scroll down the page to see the Storybox link. You do not need to register just login with your library barcode. Access is available from home and library branches with your City of Wanneroo library membership barcode.



    Better Beginnings



    Better Beginnings is a State Library of Western Australia initiative that brings together research, practice, babies, books, families an libraries by introducing children to developmentally appropriate books and language activites. the program supports parents as their children's first teachers and raises awareness of the value of reading.

    Visit the Better Beginnings website for home fun, games, books, literacy tips and more.



    Journals, Magazines and Newspapers

    The West Australian Newspaper


    You can now read a digital edition of The West Australian - Archive Digital Editions - no matter where you are in the world. The digital editions can be read from any location on any computer that has an internet connection. Access newspapers by clicking below and then either 'Search' or 'Browse Archive' to bring up a calendar to select the date of the newspaper you wish to read. Access is available from home and library branches with -



    Literature - Reading, Reviews and Recommendations

    Fantastic Fiction

    Fantastic Fiction

    Bibliographies for over 30,000 authors. Browse to find an author by surname, or search for an author or book.

    Information on over 350,000 books. Throughout the site, just click on a book to see its cover picture, description and publication details

    Better Reading

    better reading online

    Better Reading is about books that won't let you down. Books to surprise and delight you. Books you'll want to keep reading in bed, in the kitchen, on holidays. Stories you'll want to share with your family and friends.

    Five Books - Nonfiction


    Five Books asks leaders in a field to make book recommendations in their area of work and explain their choices in an interview. The interviews range from engaging introductions to specialist subjects and are a great way to start a reading list for a nonfiction area you are interested in. This is a free web resource - login is not required.

    Who else writes like?

    who else writes like

    'Who else writes like' helps you to find authors who write in a similar way to an author whose work you enjoy. Browse your favourite titles and discover other authors you might like.


    Online Learning

    WA Police Exam Preparation

    Police Exam Preparation

    Blitz the police exams and start a police career. City of Wanneroo Libraries now provide online access to WA Police Preparation. Prepare for the cognitive assessments of the entrance exam, audio and writing tests, and physical tests. Access is only available from the public PCs at library branches - staff will log you into the site upon request.

    Computer School


    The Computer School is an online computer training database that specialises in easy-access online computer education. You can now instantly access anyday, anytime a powerful database that provides patrons with free access to hundreds of computer skills' tutorials, offering - immediate, quick-lesson education. Access is available from home and library branches with your City of Wanneroo library membership barcode.


    Student and Careers

    Dept of Transport - Learn to Drive


    There are various steps involved in getting a Western Australian (WA) driver's licence. You will need to develop your knowledge of the road rules, your driving skills and safe driving habits. After passing your Practical Driving Assessment and completing your log book requirements, you will need to complete the Hazard Perception Test (HPT) before being granted your provisional licence (P plates). Test your skills with our online simulator under the Tools and Resources link.

    Aussie - Driver Practice Tests

    Did you know that as many as 1 in 4 potential drivers fail their driver knowledge test the first time? Practice our simulated DKT and learner practice tests for free as many times as you need - until you're ready to take the real thing!