eBooks and Online Resources

Ancestry (family history search) is usually only available on library computers, but for a limited time you can access the service remotely! (e.g. on your home computer).
To access - Visit here
Log in with your library card number & PIN
Then select ‘Ancestry Library’ from the list that appears


eBooks, Audiobooks and Digital Magazines

Gawler Public Library now offer a large collection of downloadable eBooks and audiobooks including classics, new releases, nonfiction and bestsellers. You can check-out and download up to 10 titles at any one time. Login with your current Library Membership number and PIN.

Download the Libby App: Android or iOS iPhone & iPad or Microsoft

We recommend you search the Library Catalogue for eBooks and audiobooks HERE

Browse the Libby Collection direct HERE


Digital Magazines

With over 7,000 publications from over 100 countries in 60+ languages, PressReader is the leading digital newspaper and magazine provider for premium content. Explore titles such as Better Homes & Gardens, Gardening Australia, The Guardian, Vogue Australia, Women’s Weekly, Australian Men’s Health & much more from all over the world!

You will need: Library Card Number (‘X0’ or ‘D0’) & PIN / Email address / PC, tablet or smartphone with Internet access

To get started, choose your operating system or device:

Apple Android Windows

Then a Step by Step Guide is available here

Please see Library Staff if you have any questions.


Ancestry provides access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. Ancestry Library Edition is available from all computers located within the Library and via the Library's wireless network; however is not available for use outside the Library.


The eSafety Commissioner (eSafety) is Australia’s national independent regulator for online safety.  eSafety strives to deliver comprehensive, compassionate and citizen-focused services.  eSafety leads and coordinates the online safety efforts of government, industry and the not-for-profit community in Australia.  The eSafety website brings together a wealth of useful information to help Australians have safe, enjoyable experiences online, specially designed for: kids, young people, parents and carers, women and seniors.


Scamwatch is run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). It provides information to consumers and small businesses about how to recognise, avoid and report scams.  It contains publications, videos, and other online resources to assist consumers, small businesses and industry in understanding and preventing harm from scams.


Whilst your doctor is the best source of diagnosis and treatment advice, there are many websites that provide general health information. We've reviewed some of the popular health websites to help link you to the information you are seeking.

My Health and Wellbeing

SAcommunity is South Australia's community information resource. Its purpose is to enable you to: find out about help available from government, non-government and community services throughout SA.

SACommunity Connecting Up

Trove is an exciting, revolutionary and free search service. With MILLIONS of Australian items, Trove is an unrivalled repository. Whether you're tracing your family history, doing professional research, reading for pleasure, teaching or studying, Trove can help.


Online Training

Be Connected is an Australia wide initiative empowering all Australians to thrive in a digital world. They have online learning resources as well as a Network of community partners - the Be Connected Network - who offer in-person support so you can develop your digital skills and confidence. Gawler Public Library is a Be Connected Network Partner.  https://beconnected.esafety.gov.au/

Be Connected

Free access to more than 3000 top quality courses and 136,000 video tutorials for leaning the latest commercial software, creative and business skills through lynda.com, a web-based video service. Courses cover topics such as business management, leadership, marketing, multimedia, design, web development and more.


Language Resources

Road to IELTS is a self-study IELTS preparation course produced by the British Council to help candidates prepare for the IELTS exam. It provides access to free online self-study materials to support IELTS General Training and IELTS Academic test preparations. You can use IELTS in the library, or at home.

Click here to access the IELTS training portal, and choose between the General or Academic Training.

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State and National Libraries

The National Library of Australia has a large collection of digitised articles available online from their website. This includes a collection of historic Australian newspapers published from 1803 to 1954 as well as a number of eBooks that are freely available.

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The State Library of South Australia is the largest public reference library in South Australia with a collection focus on South Australian information and general reference material for information and research purposes. The State Library's collections are not for loan, but some materials are available on inter-library loan. Please ask Library staff for more details.

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