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These free e-resources can be accessed from your home with the exception of the Ancestry Library Edition, which is only available from inside your library.

Please log-in with your City of Rockingham Library membership card number.

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry logoAncestry is the key resource for genealogical research. You can search billions of records and discover your family's story. 

It is only available for client use from inside your library.

Aussie Driver

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Getting ready for your WA Learner's Permit or Driver's Licence Test? Use this free WA Learner's Practice Test and Test Simulator. Practice as many times as you need – until you're ready to take the real thing.

Tests are updated for this year’s exam (2023).

Cochrane Library

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A collection of evidence-based medicine databases, including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

Free Access Resources

Australian Bureau of Statistics   

Australia’s national statistical agency - an official source of independent, reliable information. 

Labtest Online     

Clear and unbiased explanations for pathology (medical) test results.

Map Search     

Thousands of Australian maps from the National Library’s collection allows for interactive layering to see how places have changed over time.

Money Smart     

Take control of your money and build a better life with free tools, tips and guidance.

MSD Medical Manuals     

A comprehensive medical information source covering thousands of topics in all fields of medicine. 

Historic Australian Newspapers     

Over 21,000 newspaper pages and over one million gazette pages digitised by the National Library of Australia.

Noongar Boodjar Language Cultural Aboriginal Corporation     

Information and learning resources about the Noongar language and dialects, including resources and books on Noongar culture.

Product Safety Australia     

Provides safety information on products sold in Australia, product safety laws and recalls.    

Project Gutenberg     

An online library of over 60,000 free eBooks in the public domain, digitised by volunteers.

PubMed Central     

A full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journals at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine.


Access the State Library's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collections. You can search, view and print from thousands of photographs, also comment or contribute with your own stories.

The Conversation     

Provides independent, high quality reserch-based news, analysis and discussions between journalists and academics.

Your Home   

Guide to buying, building or renovating a sustainable home, including house plans that suit various Australian climates.          

Good Reading Magazine

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Good Reading Magazine is an Australian magazine focusing on “Everything about Books”. Its online hub for book lovers includes the digital version of the monthly magazine, independent book reviews, exclusive articles, interviews, video content, podcasts, Q+As and more.


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Hundreds of podcasts are also available, with new podcasts added every week. Our top pick this month: Listen to Dr Michael Mosley on eating well, burning fat and managing weight long term in The Fast 800 Keto.
Library eResources - Information Directory

View thousands of Library eResources all available from one page with zero-click previews and one-click direct access. Search a diverse range of information including: travel, health, fitness, lifestyle, documentaries, movies and videos, encyclopaedias, online learning (vocational, personal growth, academic, music, IT, languages, business, etc.), climate change, indigenous affairs, university and college courses, kids' themes, government websites, news and current affairs, mental health, TV and radio stations, and much more… 

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LIVE eResources

Mayakeniny - Noongar Performance and Language Resource
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Mayakeniny is a new online resource for both children and adults to learn and engage with Noongar language and music.

It includes Noongar children's songs, webisodes and a searchable wordlist with references to historical documentation since the 1830s.

Road to IELTS

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The International English Language Testing System, or IELTS, is an international standardised test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. It can also be used by people who want to improve their English.

Who Else Writes Like ... ?

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An online resource to help fiction readers discover authors who write in a similar style to their favourite novelists.

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