Online learning

Ever found yourself stuck on an assignment topic and needed ideas?

Planning for your next overseas adventure but don't feel like attending language classes?

Studying for the IELTS and need some extra support?

Your Randwick City Library membership provides you with access to great online resources that help you achieve all of the above. We offer eResources for children that can help improve numeracy and literacy, as well as provide online tutoring and homework support. We have eResources to help you land your dream job or help those who are looking to polish their basic computer skills.

For Kids & Young Adults

Britannica Online Click to Access

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

BusyThings Click to access

BusyThings has over 120 online learning games for 3 to 11 year olds. Fun educational activities that help develop literacy and numeracy skills.

EdUnlimited Click to register Click to access

Need help with your studies and access to the latest HSC study guides? With EdUnlimited you get over 300 titles including course summaries, study notes, topic tests and practice exams, allowing you to study anywhere, at any time on any device. Includes all the ATAR Notes and Neap past exams.

Infobase Click to access

A great resource for a high school students and students studying English, Infobase has a large selection of HSC texts and critical views on literary figures including Jane Austen, Amy Tan, Aldous Huxley, Shakespeare and more. Infobase provides a Video Tutorial which might assist you to easily browse their collection.

National Geographic Kids Click to Access

Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Use this separate link for children’s dedicated computers.

Story Box Library Click to access

Story Box 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.

Studiosity 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.

For Adults

Fee-free Short Courses Click to access

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, TAFE NSW, in conjunction with the NSW Government, is offering a number of fee-free (eligibility criteria must be met, see website for details) short courses that can be completed in just days or weeks, offering practical skills and experiences across a range of industries.

Reading Writing Hotline - Literacy Resources Click to Access

The Reading Writing Hotline is Australia’s national telephone referral service for adult literacy and numeracy. Funded by the Department of Education and managed by TAFE NSW, they have compiled a range of useful online resources.

For Job Seekers

Job Seeking for Adults Click to access

With your library membership, you get free access to Studiosity: online, 24/7 CV and cover letter help from real professionals.
1.Connect Live: select Job Skills for Adults, type your question and you’ll be connected with a friendly, professional Subject Specialist for live, one-to-one help in real time. It’s typed chat and you can share files with the specialist and ask for feedback on your resume, cover letter, or even job interview tips.
2.CV Feedback: submit your CV or cover letter, and in less than 24 hours one of the writing specialists will send it back to you with detailed feedback on how you can improve it. They’ll comment on your spelling/grammar, structure, choice of language, clarity of presentation, and more.

Jobseekers Online by AMES Click to access

This series of online English courses covers  getting ready for work, looking for work, applying for a job, and the interview process.

MyCareerMatch Click to access

MyCareerMatch is the ultimate career service that helps you discover the perfect career. It equips you with self-knowledge about your strengths and personality style, the qualities you would bring to the job and 'must know' information about how to write a winning resume.

English as a Second Language & IELTS

Clear Pronunciation Click to access

Learn to recognise and pronounce the 43 sounds of English through audio, video and interactive activities. Students work with each sound in isolation, in words, sentences and in authentic texts.

IELTS Sample test questions & official practice test Click to access

Using IELTS official practice materials will enable you to familiarise yourself with the test format, experience the types of tasks you will be asked to undertake, test yourself under timed conditions and review your answers and compare them with model answers.

Living in Australia by AMES Click to access

A Series of general English online courses for students beginning to learn English, with a focus on language used in Australia.

The Road to IELTS (General) Click to access

A great tool for people undertaking the IELTS test, providing you help to develop skills you need to succeed in the exam. Access model essays, videos of the speaking test, find useful exam tips and more.

The Road to IELTS (Academic) Click to access

A great tool for people undertaking the IELTS test, providing you help to develop skills you need to succeed in the exam. Access model essays, videos of the speaking test, find useful exam tips and more.

World Wide English by AMES Click to access

English courses for all levels of learners with a focus on job seeking, work, life and study. Watch this video to learn more about the resource.

Learn a New Language

Mango Click to access

Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, English, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more. You can also access Mango Languages using the Mango Mobile mobile app on your Apple or Android device.

Learn Computer Skills

Compute Expert Click to Access

Learn how to Use Excel with  many easy to follow tutorials online

Excel Easy  Click to  Access

Excel Easy is an excellent free resource for anyone wanting to improve their skills in excel.

GCF LearnFree Click to Access

GCF LearnFree is a free, online resource created by the Goodwill Community Foundation. It offers tutorials, i lessons and videos on topics from literacy and numeracy to computer software and smart phones.

Be Connected Click to Access

Be Connected is an Australian government initiative committed to increasing the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians, offering free courses such as how to access the internet, using your device and keeping in touch with others online.

Tech Savvy Seniors YouTube channel Click to Access

This successful Tech Savvy Seniors program in NSW is funded by the NSW Government (through the Department of Family and Community Services) and Telstra. Training is delivered free. Visit their YouTube channel and work your way through the training videos (available in a variety of languages) to learn at your own pace from home or from your local library.

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