COVID-19 Update

Given the unfolding situation relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Australia and across the world, here at the City of Charles Sturt we want to be proactive and clear about how we can stay healthy and are making changes to the way we do things. Each day we will provide updates to the services and events that are impacted along with the latest information and recommendations from WHO, SA Health and the Government.

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eBooks and virtual library

As a member of Charles Sturt Libraries and the One Card Network, you have 24/7 access to a large online collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers. You can download these straight to your own device.

Please note you must log in with your library card number and pin.

eBooks and eAudiobooks


This popular database has eBooks and eAudiobooks. Choose from new releases, bestsellers, classics and non-fiction for all ages. Titles can be borrowed for 21 days and are returned automatically.

OverDrive has accessibility features and can recommend books you might like. It is compatible with many devices like Kindle, Mac, PC and Windows Mobile Devices.

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Libby by Overdrive

If you use an Android or iOS device to read books, try Libby by OverDrive. It's a more user-friendly interface. Libby has all the same collections as OverDrive.

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Pop your headphones in and listen to a large collection of popular titles. Many titles have no limit to the number of borrowers who can play them at the same time, which means no holds and no waiting times.

If you need some title suggestions make sure to also check out our Book of the Week on our Facebook page.

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Story Box Library *Brand new database as of April 2020*

Introducing Story Box, a subscription based educational website created for children to view stories by local authors and illustrators that are read aloud by fantastic, predominantly Australian and New Zealand, storytellers.

To access this collection, simply follow the link below, select Charles Sturt Library and enter your library card number.

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In2era *Brand new database as of April 2020*

This online library specialises in levelled readers for junior and primary school children. Access also includes interactive books, games, language and activities for junior and primary school children.

Download In2era


Online read-along books for small children. Talking picture books that you can read online, or have read to you.

Download Tumblebooks

eMagazines & eNewspapers

Press Reader

Introducing our newest database – available now!

Instant access to over 7000 publications from over 100 countries in 60+ languages. New editions of newspapers and magazines are added on the day of release, which means publications are fully concurrent and simultaneous. Missed an edition? We also hold three months of back issues.

Please note: The Advertiser, The Age, Sunday Mail and the Sydney Morning Herald are not available on Press Reader.

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Read your local Messenger newspapers online.