Online Resources

Online catalogue can be found here.

You may be asked for your Library Membership number to access these resources:   

Storytime. Anytime. Favourite stories read by our best storytellers. 

Use your Wentworth Shire Library Member code.  (on back of library card - starts with a capital B)


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.

Wentworth Shire Libraries now offer free access to hundreds of online car and motorcycle manuals through its subscription to Haynes AllAccess Manuals. Library members will be able to access the manuals directly on the library computers but also from home using their library card number. Joining the library is free and can be done in person at Buronga, Dareton, Wentworth and Pooncarie branches.

GCF Freelearning     Quality, online learning tutorials to improve technology, literacy and math skills. By delivering over 750 different lessons covering the Internet, Microsoft Office, Excel, Apple, Mobile apps, social media...



Drug info @ your library        Provides current information about alcohol and drugs on this website and through local public libraries in New South Wales.


Find legal answers      Provides access to current legal information. The Find Legal Answers service is coordinated by the Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC), State library of New South Wales.



NSW State Library eResources          Your Wentworth Shire Library Member card can now provide access to the State Library of NSW online resources, including local and international newspapers, full-text journals, magazines, online databases, eBooks and eAudiobooks. Register and log in using your library card number.



Trove    Find and get over 500 million Australian and online resources: books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more. Trove is an unrivalled repository of Australian material for all Australians. Whether you are tracing your family history, doing professional research, reading for pleasure, teaching or studying, Trove can help

The Parliamentary Education Office       Educating schools, students and teachers about the Australian Parliament.  Great resources for school projects.  

The Australia/NZ Reference Centre combines Australia and New Zealand specific magazines, newspapers & newswires, reference books, and company information to create the largest collection of regional full text content available to public libraries. This database provides local perspectives on current events, business, sports, and many other subjects. Examples of titles offered in Australia/NZ Reference Centre include: The Australian, The Herald Sun, The Daily Telegraph, The Courier Mail, Australia & World Affairs, Australia Country Report, Australian Geographic, Family Matters, Management, Marketing Bulletin, Time Australia, and many others.

Academic Search Premier is a scholarly collection offering full-text coverage of information in many areas of academic study including: animal science, anthropology, astronomy, biology, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic & multicultural.

  A great sources of full text information on a diverse range of health related subject areas including: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, Prescription Drugs, Herbal remedies, and alternative or complementary treatments, etc. Included are links to diet, cancer, and health assessment sites as well as government databases. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.

GreenFILE indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports. This resource offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment. Drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology, GreenFILE serves as an informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet. The database contains nearly 300,000 records, full text for selected titles and searchable cited references for more than 200 titles as well.

Literary Reference Center PLUS is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE™ Complete contains full text for nearly 2,200 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.

Chances are that you already love NoveList and use it for all of your reader's advisory fiction needs. Now you can use NoveList Plus to help your patrons find their next great non-fiction read. An upgrade to NoveList, NoveList Plus provides information on over 250,000 fiction and readable nonfiction titles included, plus feature content including lists of award-winning books, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, Recommended Reads and more.

Australia/New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre™ is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue.

Science Reference Center is an in-depth, curriculum-oriented science database that provides a one-stop resource for all science-related research needs.

eBook Public Library Subscription Collection

With a collection of over 33,000 titles chosen specifically for public libraries, this general reference collection features fiction titles for both adults and juveniles, as well as best-selling and highly-recommended titles from industry leading publishers, including:

  • How People Tick: A Guide to Over 50 Types of Difficult People and How to Handle Them by Mike Leibling
  • Programming for the Absolute Beginner by Jerry Lee Ford Jr.
  • Same-Sex Marriage by David E. Newton

A wide range of subjects and topics are covered to meet various patron research needs, including substantial offerings in Self-Help, Health & Fitness, Games, Crafts & Hobbies, Medical, Cooking and Religion. This collection also features titles on Recreation and Leisure, Geography, Commerce, Finance, The Family, Marriage, Women, Folklore, Social and Public Welfare, and Home Economics.

All titles are available with unlimited user access, and titles are regularly added to the collection at no additional cost.

History Reference Center is the world's most extensive full-text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate  research.

Hobbies And Craft Reference Center. Comprehensive full-text content for many of the most popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities today 1234 This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

Want to start your family history? Not sure how to start? Then start at your local library! 

Explore thousands of searchable collections of records from around the world in the comfort of your local Library. If you are not sure how or what you are looking for (as the add on the TV says), ask your friendly library staff for help. Its free and user friendly.