26 Mar, 2020

Thousands of free online resources at Sunshine Coast Libraries


Spending a lot of time at home? Struggling to keep the kids amused? The Sunshine Coast Libraries website has thousands of entertainment and educational resources that can be accessed online - for free!

While library buildings are temporarily closed due to COVID-19, there are some fabulous resources available for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

From eBooks to blockbuster movies, documentaries, magazines and loads of stuff for the kids, libraries offer a treasure trove of fun, interesting and engaging materials.

And the good news is that you can join the library for free online and access electronic resources straight away. You do not need to go into a library or have a library card.

Living Smart takes a look at some of the most popular offerings from our libraries. Keep an eye out for future stories where we’ll be curating some of our favourites for your reading and viewing pleasure.

Get lost in an eBook

Sunshine Coast Libraries have more than 21,000 eBooks for adults, teens and children. Read on your own device at your leisure. Genres include:

  • Bestseller fiction for teens and children
  • Nonfiction
  • Romance
  • Literature
  • Mystery
  • Adult fiction

Borrow up to 30 eBooks or comics from each provider at a time. To get started, you’ll need to download a couple of apps, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and login as a member.

Find out more at Sunshine Coast Library eBooks.

Who needs Netflix? Stream movies for free!

Need to keep the kids occupied while you work from home? Tired of scrolling mindlessly through social media? Stream popular movies, independent films and educational content absolutely free!

  • Feature films
  • Documentaries
  • Foreign language films
  • History
  • Arts
  • Comedy

Find out more at Sunshine Coast Library eMovies

Get your favourite magazine online

Did you know that members of Sunshine Coast Libraries have access to more than 200 magazine titles online?

Save money and protect the environment by accessing your favourite magazine from the library.

Titles include:

  • ABC Organic Gardner Magazine
  • Better Homes & Gardens
  • Australian Geographic
  • American Craft
  • Architecture Australia
  • Home Beautiful
  • Caravan World
  • Cardmarking, stamping and papercraft

Find out more about eMagazines

Keep the kids occupied

Whether you’re looking to keep the kids entertained or they need help with homework and assignments, the library has loads of resources at your fingertips.

From coding, to booklists and links to some of the best reference material around, you’ll be surprised at how much information is available to members. Sign in and:

  • Explore every map of the world in ABC maps online
  • Explore America with ABC USA
  • Learn a language with LingoLITE
  • Find out what different countries eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner with ABC World Food
  • Explore different countries and culture with ABC World Culture

Find out more about eLearning for Children

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