Virtual Library Services Brisbane

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There has never been a better time to join your local library especially with the huge range of virtual services and access to online material for free.

Brisbane City Council Libraries

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  • Council’s library members have access to more than 150,000 online resources, including magazines and newspaper titles in more than 60 languages
  • Read eBooks: Access eBooks on your smart phone, tablet or desktop computer, no matter what device you’ve got.
  • There are 41,673 audiobooks to choose from on Council’s library catalogue.
  • There are over 30,000 movies to select from.
  • 12 million songs (MP3) and thousands of music videos (MP4).
  • Newspapers and journals for students to access when doing their school assignments
  • You can even learn a language! 

Moreton Bay Regional Council Libraries

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  • 6,000 online video tutorials from industry experts via
  • There is an eLibrary for Kids to find eBooks, audiobooks, online coding resources, movies, music and more!
  • Download and read popular e-magazines
  • Use their online reader program to access thousands of ebooks 
  • Access and download thousands of free audiobooks using an android of apple apps

Redland City Council Libraries

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  • Thousands of ebooks and audiobooks
  • Read the latest issues of thousands of magazines online
  • Access car manuals and motorcycle manuals
  • Children can watch celebrated stories read aloud by our favourite storytellers
  • Download and stream music 
  • A range of children-specific ebooks from around the world
  • Watch a range of DVD titles, Ted talks and listen to popular music
  • Opportunity to learn a new language

Logan City Libraries

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  • Offering a home learning hub to support families who have kids learning from home
  • An extensive collection of ebooks and audiobooks that can be read across all devices
  • Maths and literacy apps
  • Access to the Britannica Library featuring over 150,000 articles
  • Access to
  • National Geographic Virtual Library
  • Newspapers, magazines, music and movies
  • Virtual book club

Ipswich City Council Libraries

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  • Download e-books, audio-books, magazines and music
  • Access to international newspapers
  • Stream movies and documentaries
  • Learn about automobile repair, craft and health, literature, science and the environment
  • Get real-time help with homework and study
  • Get help with your resume and job search skills
  • Learn a new language
  • Play games and hear stories to improve early literacy and numeracy
  • National Geographic Virtual Library and National Geographic Kids
  • Access to

Other virtual services

  • For a limited time, Audible is offering free access to kids audiobooks
  • NASA at Home, a collection of science lessons, activities, and virtual tours for kids curated by NASA.
  • Access a range of fun activities and projects for free via the Crayola lesson plans
  • We have already collated a ton of local Brisbane virtual classes here.

Education by television

See the following image for the program times, you can catch up on any lesson via the Department of Educations YouTube Channel

[email protected] on Channel 7

Broadcast on 7TWO Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8.30am-10.30am Episodes divided into Kindy-Year 2, Year 3-4 & Year 5-6 Focus on Maths, Science, English, Arts & PE

[email protected] on Channel 9

First episode on May 5 Broadcast on 9Go!, 9Imparja & 9Now Tuesday and Thursday from 8.30am-9am Targeted at students in Kindy – Year 3 Two stories narrated each episode Hosted by Michael Balk

[email protected] on Channel 10

First episode on May 6 Broadcast on 10 Peach Wednesday and Friday from 11.30am-12pm Targeted at students in Years 7-9 Hosted by Lia Walsh, Isla Nakano & ‘Ranger Stacey’ Thomson

learning from home


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