Online Resources

The Playford Library Service subscribes to a number of online resources and databases that every member can access for free both in the library and on the run.

All you need is your library barcode and 4 digit pin number to access.


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Genealogy Resources, Online Newspapers & Magazines, Need IT Help?, Languages


Genealogy Resources

Ancestry Library Edition
Please Note: This resource can only be used in the library.

Ancestry provides access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. Ancestry is available from all computers located within the Library and via the Library's wireless network, however Ancestry is not available for use outside the Library.
Please Note: This resource can only be used in the library.

Findmypast is a family history and genealogy website that offers access to a collection of over 35 million historical records covering Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands. These are mainly family history records, but you'll also find thousands of social, government and general history records, which are of great interest not only to anyone researching their family tree, but also if you're interested in social and local history.

Findmypast now has access records for the UK and Australia from the link above.

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 Online Newspapers & Magazines

RB Digital Magazine

RB Digital

Access all your favourite magazines in the one place!

RB Digital is the world's largest online magazine resource for libraries.  The new statewide subscription offers all South Australian public library customers access to over 400 full colour digital magazine titles, including many Australian titles.

Download popular titles as soon as they are released. New issues are often released as soon as the print edition hits newsstands.

There is no need to place RB Digital magazines on hold and there is no limit to the number of issues that you can borrow.

Public Library customers across South Australia now have free access to ONLINE SOFTWARE TRAINING - more than 3,000 top quality courses and 136,000 video tutorials for learning the latest commercial software, creative and business skills through, a web-based video service.

With an your up-to-date public library card, you have course access to topics such as business management, leadership, marketing, multimedia, design, web development and more!You have unlimited access to the online courses from any compatible desktop or portable device, whether on a library computer, at your home, business or on the go.




The National Library of Australia's Trove, allows you to find a wide range of information about resources collected by Australia's memory institutions, such as: images, newspapers, Library holdings, videos, maps, website and much more. For more information about Trove, here is a video on You Tube.

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 Need IT Help?

Forward IT

A website that helps you to learn how to use the internet safely and securely, at your own pace.

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Road to IELTS

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.

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