As a library patron, you are able to access Council's eResources free of charge. Click on the headings below to access each resource. Please have your Library Card ready and follow the directions on each individual resource page to create an account.
Animalia (Library Edition) is an exciting and engaging interactive computer-based literacy resource based on the well-known children’s book by Graeme Base. It is designed to complement the book with digital read-throughs and activities at different levels focusing on literacy and language for children aged 5-12.
Download Animalia from the App Store or Google Play
Beamafilm is an independent movie streaming site created by filmmakers; distributors and video on demand specialists. Beamafilm is unique for its collection of signature Australian docos and indie features from around the world, many which are only available through beamafilm.
Borrow, download and enjoy the greatest Australian and international authors of the world's best eBooks and eAudiobooks. BorrowBox is your library in one app.
Clue Detective Puzzle Agency
For lovers of puzzles - Sudoku, Crosswords, Codewords, Cryptic Crosswords and more!
Select Scenic Rim Libraries and use the following username and password to log in.
This award-winning resource for children and adults makes it easy to conduct research online using Britannica-approved websites, journals and magazines, multimedia, timelines, atlas, biographies and other learning materials.
Good Reading - the magazine for book lovers
This also gives you access to the Good Reading Hub where you can browse through the current and past issues of the magazine, browse through our articles and reviews in a web based format, and create your own profiles making lists of books you’d like to borrow, recommend or read. SpineOut and PK mag are also available and are digital-only magazines made for, and by, young adults and primary school-aged students respectively.
Haynes All Access Manuals
Haynes Manuals AllAccess is a library of manuals covering a vast range of car and motorcycle makes and models, with up-to-date content including common repairs, routine maintenance and servicing procedures.
Scenic Rim Library members will be able to access hundreds of online car and motorcycle manuals manuals directly on the library computers and from home using their library card number.
Kanopy, a popular on-demand film streaming service, is now available for free at Scenic Rim Libraries. Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting the Kanopy website. Films can also be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV or Chromecast.
Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favourites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Umbrella Entertainment, Madman Entertainment, Under the Milky Way, SND Films and thousands of independent filmmakers. Kanopy also showcases a great selection of children's movies.
Once you have registered with Kanopy you also have access to Kanopy Kids. Kanopy Kids is a free online streaming service that brings you an extensive range of movies, TV programs and stories featuring favourite characters both old and new. If you're looking for kid-friendly entertainment, just click here. Once you have joined Kanopy using your library card, simply clock on Kanopy Kids at the top of the page.
Download Kanopy from the App Store or Google Play
An Australian literacy resource, Literacy Planet encourages the learning of essential English literacy skills through a motivational learning platform that is fun and compelling for students of all ages and ability.
This is a web-based video subscription service that provides courses for learning the latest commercial software, creative and business skills. There are more than 3000 courses with 130,000 video tutorials taught by experts in their field with new courses available regularly. Topics include software, web design, photography, business and career skills, social media and job search tools. Use your library card to access this service.
Download Lynda.com from the App Store or Google Play
My Career Match
My Career Match is an online personality assessment that offers library members knowledge of themselves and the careers that best match their strengths. It encourages self-discovery (who you are, what you are good at), highlights careers that best suit your personality and delivers must know information on how to write a wining resume. My Career Match just takes 15 minutes to complete the online survey, once completed your personalised career report and links to a Professional Resume Guide and Online Resume Builder will be emailed to you.
This collection brings together a complete archive of National Geographic Magazine, every page of every issue; from 1888 – current (one month embargo) along with the Magazine Archive; a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, images, maps and videos as well as National Geographic Traveler magazine from 2010 to the present make up the People Animals and the World (PAW) collection.
The RBdigital app delivers your favourite titles right to your smart phone or tablet including digital magazines, audiobooks, eBooks, and more. Download now to listen, read, learn, and enjoy!
Download rbDigital from the App Store or Google Play
Transparent Language Online
A powerful and personalised language-learning system that locks foreign language words and phrases into your memory so you can recall them perfectly and remember them forever! Over 80 languages available with 17 ESL courses.
Download Transparent Language from the App Store or Google Play
Universal Class provides library members with over 400 online, self-paced, adult education courses across a wide variety of interesting and useful topics. All classes have clearly defined goals and a real instructor who monitors and assists with your progress.
Suitable for users at all levels, this extensive guide covers everything from simple issues to complex solutions.
Finding reliable information regarding health and wellbeing can be a challenge. Accurate and current information is imperative for decision making. Below is a list of websites that can be accessed free of charge and provide current health news, access to drought relief information and reliable information databases.
All the latest information and advice from Queensland Health is available here
Helping communities teach the smart, safe and responsible use of online technology.
eSmart Digital Licence
The eSmart Digital Licence is one of the most comprehensive online cyber safety resources available. It teaches school aged children critical digital skills and promotes discussion about online safety between young people and their parents, carers and teachers.
Australian Cyber Security Centre
The internet, our computers, smartphones and other devices are crucial to our way of life. It’s vital that we protect our online systems and information. Cyber security is everyone’s responsibility. Here you can find out how to better secure yourself or your business online.
Parents can learn about the digital environment and keep updated on their children’s technology use, incuding guidance for using safety settings on your family’s web-connected devices, tips for choosing movies and games and strategies for keeping young people safe online.
A snapshot of the leading online games, apps and social networking sites, Click on each of the apps to find out more about them such as privacy, age restrictions, reporting blocking and account guidelines.
Stay Smart Online
The Australian Government's online safety and security website, designed to help everyone understand the risks and the simple steps we can take to protect our personal and financial information online.
Think U Know
An Internet safety program delivering interactive training to parents, carers and teachers through schools and organisations across Australia using a network of accredited trainers from their partner agencies.
Run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). It provides information to consumers and small businesses about how to recognise, avoid and report scams.
Website dedicated to providing legal information to children and young people in Australia - includes cybersafety issues such as 'sexting' and bullying. National and state laws.
Learn how to protect yourself by recognizing the danger signs of e-crime.
Alannah and Madeline Foundation
Alannah and Madeline Foundation uses a cultural change to improve cybersafety, increase digital awareness and reduce cyber bullying across Australia
Cyber Safe Kids
Cyber Safe Kids is a global organisation that assists government, industry, media, educators, schools and parents to understand the challenges of living and working in a digital world
eSafety Women resources aim to help women manage technology risks and abuse by giving women the tools they need to be confident online.
Telstra Cyber Safety
Smart Ideas for staying safe online and protecting your privacy.
Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner
Guide on how to report cyberbullying and offensive and illegal content
Australian Cyber Security Centre
Report a Cybercrime directly to the Australian Government.
Find out how to report, block and reduce spam.
The ACCC website provides advice on how to follow up complaints when online shopping goes wrong. What are the pitfalls and what recall do consumers have.