Members of the Collie Public Library have access to numerous online resources through the State Library of Western Australia and our own catalogue. If you are accessing these resources outside of your library, please have your library card handy to use as your patron ID.

Good Reading Magazine
An Australian resource with information on “Everything About Books” including thousands of easy to read independent book reviews and lots of interesting Australian and International articles, author profiles, stories on writers’ houses, bookshops, short stories, book trivia and more.

SpineOut Online
SpineOut Online is a place where you can express your ideas and thoughts and to share your creativity in words, art, film or music. A fun and interactive site.

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Zinio offers over 200 magazine titles, many of them Australian.  Library members can read them straight from their desktop or favourite mobile device.


Encyclopaedia Britannica Online includes the Complete Encyclopaedia, Student Encyclopaedia and the Junior Encyclopaedia. There are more than 150,000 articles, links to over 20,000 Internet sites reviewed by Britannica editors, as well as over 750 full text journals and magazines.


Thomson Gale provides full-text authoritative information from journals and reference books covering health, fitness and nutrition.



Booksource: Nonfiction

BookSource: Nonfiction™ is a rich research database for public libraries. A cross-curricular database, it provides content representing a wide spectrum of works, including popular series from top book publishers. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 3,100 popular nonfiction books. The database includes full text entries on core subject areas, as well as information on careers, health, sports, adventure, technology, life skills and more.

Business Source Elite

Full text coverage from scholarly business management and economic journals, including peer-reviewed publications. Included in this database, are company profiles and industry reports from Datamonitor.


The Cochrane Library is an on-line database of scientific research drawn from around the world. It is renowned for being one of the best sources of reliable evidence about health care interventions. The Commonwealth Government has arranged a subscription for all Australians.


Busythings is  an online resource for the early years that includes 115+ fun learning activities that help children learn important skills in the key learning areas of creative development, problem solving, reasoning, numeracy, communication, language and literacy and knowledge and understanding of the world.
This subscription service has been provided through Better Beginnings supporting families in sharing a love of reading.


A high-quality play-based literacy resource with more than 10,000 activities online for children of all ages and ability.  Children and parents can select from activities focusing on pre-reading skills, phonics, reading, spelling, vocabulary, grammar and comprehension in a fun, exciting and safe online environment.

The first time you access Intrepica, you will be asked to register and to also register your child/children so that they can access the database.

Go to the drop down box on the Intrepica login page, select Western Australian Libraries and enter your WA Public Library barcode (the number on your library membership card). Then enter a valid email because your login details will be emailed to your email address to complete your child’s registration.

Once registered, you and your child will be able to go directly to the Intrepica login page and put in the username and password that was emailed to you through the registration process.


Introduce young children to the joys of reading with this delightful collection of animated, talking picture books.
This subscription service has been provided through Better Beginnings supporting families in sharing a love of reading.




Other Resources

Search the World Wide Web.

The free online encyclopedia with over 785,000 articles.

The Free Library – currently has more than 18,874 text units and is growing every day.

Australian Indexes & Databases

Use eResources to locate indexes, full-text ejournals, websites and guides available on a range of topics through the National Library of Australia.