Online Catalogue

You can search for all items available through Mandurah Libraries in the online library catalogue.

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Online Resources

Interim library members and full library members have access to the following online resources.


You can download eBooks and eAudiobooks for all ages from BorrowBox. Install the BorrowBox library app on your Apple iOS or Android device or download to an MP3 device using iTunes or Windows Media Player to enjoy fiction and nonfiction, new releases and classics.


Choose from a range of fiction and non-fiction eBooks for all ages using your library card number and pin from ePlatform. Available on your personal computer or download the app for your Apple or Android tablet or smartphone.


Kanopy is a video Streaming platform for public libraries delivering one of the largest collections of indie films, classic cinema, festival and educational documentaries, and movies online or through an app. The services enable Public Library and State Library members to browse and view over 30,000 films and documentaries from top suppliers, including the BBC, Criterion Collection, Ronin Films and Madman Entertainment. Once selected, each film may be viewed, paused, finished and re-watched over a 72 hour period before requesting again. Once signed in you can view up to four films or documentaries within a one month loan period. These are updated on the first of every month. Switch to Kanopy Kids for unlimited viewing of children's movies and programs.


The Western Australian Digital Media Collection contains thousands of fiction and nonfiction eBooks with new titles being added regularly. The Overdrive collection is provided as a state wide program and titles can be borrowed and downloaded to your computer, eReader or mobile device. Download the Libby app and follow easy step by step instructions.

Busy Things

Busy Things is an online resource for children that includes fun learning activities focusing on creative development, problem solving, reasoning, numeracy, communication, language and literacy, and knowledge and understanding of the world. Busy Things is provided through Better Beginnings supporting families in sharing a love of reading.

Story Box Library

Story Box Library is a beautiful online reading room where the wonderful world of Australian Children's Literature is on permanent exhibition. Enjoy a vibrant, interactive experience from a range of storytellers, each sharing past and present book titles. Film is also used to connect children with the stories.

Ancestry Library Edition

Discover your unique family history online. Ancestry Library Edition includes billions of records from around the world, including the United States of America, United Kingdom and Canadian census, immigration and passport records, journals, books, and photos.

Ancestry Library Edition can be accessed by visiting one of the library branches and using our public computers or while using Mandurah Wi-Fi. Visit to start your journey.


Hoopla Digital has thousands of movies, popular music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer or mobile device with no holds or waiting. All titles can be streamed immediately or downloaded to phones or tablets for you to enjoy wherever and whenever you please!


eBooks available for everyone

Baen Free Library
Are you a science fiction, fantasy, or paranormal romance fan? Baen Books is now making available - for free - a number of its titles  in electronic format.  Read these titles online - no conditions, no strings attached, or you can download the books.
Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg offers over 51,000 free eBooks downloadable to your personal computer, ebook reader, smart phone or other personal device.

Project Gutenberg eBooks and eAudiobooks are for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost . You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg licence included with the ebook or online at

Other resources available for everyone

State Library of Western Australia
The State Library of Western Australia aims to enrich the lives of Western Australians by enabling access to resources for information, learning, enterprise and recreation; and collecting and preserving our social and documentary heritage for current and future generations.

Australian Bureau of Statistics
Find information online on the performance of the economy, the wellbeing of the population, the condition of the environment and the challenges faced by regional and rural communities from the Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian Dictionary of Biography
Like to know more about the people who shaped Australia? The Australian Dictionary of Biography has over 12,000 online biographies for people from all walks of life, including prime ministers, artists and murderers.
National Archives of Australia
The National Archives of Australia has records of the events and decisions that shaped our nation. You can read cabinet notes, search for the armed service records of relatives and read other historical documents.
State Records Office of Western Australia
The State Records Office of Western Australia is responsible for managing, preserving and providing access to the states archives. Information on over two million government records is available online.
The Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Library is a collection of evidence-based medical reviews from Cochrane, other systematic reviews and clinical trials. These online reviews explore the evidence for and against the appropriateness and effectiveness of treatments including medications, surgery and education.
Trove is an online catalogue of over 440 million items held in libraries across Australia, including university, state and public libraries. Items include books, films, music, maps, images and historic newspapers.

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eAudiobooks with BorrowBox (PDF - 1003.7KB)
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Ebooks with ePlatform (PDF - 1001.5KB)
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eBooks & eAudiobooks for iOS/Android devices with OverDrive (PDF - 936.5KB)
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eBooks & eAudiobooks for Kobo eReaders with OverDrive (PDF - 997.5KB)
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