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Libraries of SA have ebooks and audiobooks for use on most ereader devices.
*Kindle devices are not compatible with this system.
The Library collection includes a diverse range of online streaming videos and DVDs.
Find books using the Library catalogue,
There are a number of simple ways to start your search.
1. Title search: select the 'Title option' from the drop down menu and type in the correct title.
Many fiction items can be found in the Library catalogue Here are some examples:
Common title? Add extra information (e.g. author's surname), or try the Advanced Search.
2. Topic search: enter key terms such as: "children's literature" history
Use double quotes to search for phrases e.g. "children's literature"
Keyword search example:
You can refine the results by selecting a range of subjects from the Subject option located in the left hand menu.
Start with a subject search in the catalogue. Use one of your key concepts in the search field and then change the drop down box to Subject.
The following examples have also been sorted by date.
Visit the Library's ebook guide for information about finding, accessing, printing and downloading ebooks.
Project Gutenberg offers over 46,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.
Find classics such as:
Find award-winning books, as well as bibliographies and other material about the awards held in our Library:
The Teaching Resource Collection (TRC) at Magill and Mawson Lakes Libraries holds materials useful for Education students in their practicum placements. However any UniSA staff or students may browse through and borrow from this section. Children's fairy & folk tales (Folklore) - TRC 398.20944 | Picture books - TRC 823