Local library members can now access the e-resources of the State Library of NSW, opening up a new world of ebooks, online magazines and journals covering everything from the arts to science and technology, to public affairs, law, health, government and business.
“In the past NSW residents wishing to access these resources would have needed to apply for direct membership with the State Library,” said Library Services Manager Enzo Accadia. “The new access solution lets our library members to register as members of the State Library and then use their local library card for immediate 24/7 access to the services. So now there’s even more reason to become a library member.”
The service is free and provided by the State Library as part of their 75th anniversary celebrations of the enactment of the NSW Library Act, which was the start of free library services across the State.
Mr Accadia said the e-resources were particularly useful not only for students and researchers, but also for professionals and business people as they allow access to items such as industry databases and professional journal articles and other high quality subscription based electronic information, free for library members.
A small sample of the resources available include:
- Informit, Proquest, Auslit and Factiva databases
- Oxford reference titles
- The Vogue archive (U.S. edition), from 1892 to the current month
- Historical British newspapers dating back to the 17th century
- Who’s Who in Australia
- National Geographic Magazine Archive 1888-1994
- Sydney Morning Herald (and Sun-Herald) Archive 1955 - Feb 1995
- The First World War: Personal Experiences
To see what’s on offer, go to Coffs Harbour Library’s website e-resources page at
http://libraries.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/research/e-resources or http://www2.sl.nsw.gov.au/eresources/