Online for kids

With a Randwick City Library membership, younger members can access some great online tools to help learn a language or research a school assignment and the interactive online tutoring and fun games will develop literacy and numeracy skills.

For a list of all of our online resources, check out our A-Z listing of databases


BorrowBox

Your Randwick City Library membership provides you with free access to best-selling classic fiction eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Featuring Australian and international best-selling authors for adults, young adults and children. Titles can be enjoyed on the computer or downloaded to a supported portable device.

How to access: Access BorrowBox and log in using your Library card number and library card PIN. Reserve or borrow up to 10 eAudiobooks every 2 weeks and up to 10 eBooks every 2 weeks.

You can also access BorrowBox using the BorrowBox mobile app on your Apple or Android device. If you don't already have the app you can download it from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

For more information, access the BorrowBox Help page.

Britannica Online

Continuously updated resource database prepared by scholars and experts in their field. Full text searchable, provides information at different reading levels as well as images, maps, videos and audio files.

How to access: Access Britannica Online and log in using your Library card number.

BusyThings

Busythings has over 120 online learning games for 3 all the way up to 11. Fun educational activities that help develop literacy and numeracy skills.

How to access: Access Busythings and log in using your Library card number.

Muzzy Club Click to access

An online language-learning system that can help kids learn languages like Spanish, English, French, Chinese, Korean, Italian and German.

How to use Muzzy Club on your phone or tablet:

  1. Install Puffin Academy browser from Google Play or the Apple App Store.
  2. Open Puffin Academy, click on the home page, and search for Muzzy.
  3. Once found, click on the Muzzy Club icon and then select Install.
  4. Login as a subscriber with Username: RandwickLibrary and Password: RandwickMuzzy.

OverDrive

OverDrive provides access to thousands of best-selling and classic eAudiobooks and eBooks. Once downloaded, OverDrive digital titles can be enjoyed on the computer or transferred to a supported device.

How to access: Access OverDrive and log in using your Library card number. Once a title is downloaded it will be accessible for up to three weeks.

You can also access OverDrive using the OverDrive Media Console mobile app on your Apple or Android device. If you don't already have the app you can download it from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

For more information, access the OverDrive Help and Technical Support page.

StoryBox Library logo

StoryBox Library is Australia's newest online resource that showcases Australian children's books, read by a diverse range of storytellers. StoryBox Library provides an authentic online literature experience that engages children in the traditional art of storytelling. New stories are added regularly, along with detailed classroom ideas linked to the Australian Curriculum.

How to access: Access StoryBox Library and log in using your Library card number.

Studiosity (Formerly YourTutor) Click to Access 

Free online tutoring available for students in years 3 -12 in the following subjects: Maths, Science, English, Study Skills and Assignment Research. Their online study help service has a brand new feature just for essay and writing help providing  24/7 writing feedback. Students are able to upload a draft of their essay or writing assignment and receive expert feedback in less than 24 hours. Real-time online support is available Sunday to Friday 3pm - 10pm.

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