New Books in the age of Takeaway Libraries!

Looking for something new to distract your mind in between home-schooling the kids, walking the dogs, minding the chickens, uncluttering the house, and working from home?

Here are some new books to keep your reading muscle fit!  Visit our catalogue here to place a hold on your preferred title. The print versions are available to borrow immediately, so get in quick!

… or…

Click on the image to see if your preferred item is also available as eBook or eAudio.

              cover image of Recovery       cover image of The Life You Can Save

 Secondhand      cover image of One Road, Many Dreams     cover image of Again, but Better         

cover image of One Minute Out     cover image of Unquiet Women     cover image of Who's Minding the Farm?        cover image of You Will Be Safe Here



Online library resources – read, listen, learn, watch. Be entertained and educated!

We want you to stay sane as well as safe. Your enforced at-home holiday doesn’t need to be boring – it can be entertaining or educational – or both! And it costs nothing if you’re a member of the library. If you’re not already a member, give us a call and join over the phone: 9780 5600.

Have your library card handy and click here to visit our Online Resources page, where you can browse a huge range of free e-resources, from e-books and movies through to study assistance and language-learning.

We also have a page that tells you how to use these resources, if you get a bit stuck – click here to find out how to use online resources.



Free access to Gale Health & Wellness database

In these times of uncertainty and concern, Gale is providing FREE, REMOTE ACCESS to the Gale Health and Wellness database for all libraries in Australia & New Zealand until 30th June 2020.

Gale Health and Wellness is automatically updated with the latest daily content from News Articles, Academic Journals, Reference, Magazines, Videos & Audio, and the Coronavirus topic page is linked from the home page.

Click here to access our Online Research page, which now includes links to databases including Gale.

Or click here to jump straight into the Gale Health and Wellness database.

You loved the show, now enjoy the book!

Was your favourite movie (or television show) an adaptation of a book? Perhaps it was an original story that is now available as a novel? Either way, you’re likely to find it on cloudLibrary, available to download as an e-book or e-audiobook.

We’ve created an online shelf to showcase books that are the source material for shows both new and classic, and adaptations of those works. Pictured is a tiny sample – download the cloudLibrary app to view the full range, or click here to browse via your PC.

cloudLibrary is free for library patrons, and set up is easy – just download the app, register your library details, and start browsing on your mobile or tablet. Click here for more details.



For all your school projects: Britannica Library

All library members have free access to Britannica Library, which can be searched according to the user’s age group, ensuring results are suitable for all stages of learning.

With Britannica, students can be confident that the information is up-to-date and reliable – and teachers are happy to see Britannica used as a reference.

To use our handy link to Britannica Library, have your library card handy and click here to go to our Online resources for parents and children page.

Alternatively, you can find the same link at our Lifelong Learning page.

Educational entertainment @ home: Coding Games

Swopbots and Rainforest coding are 2 e-resources that teach kids how to code in a fun and entertaining way.

Access is free for library members.

Have your card handy and click here to go to our Online resources for parents and children page, where you’ll find more information and handy links to the sites.

…and if they love coding, they’ll probably enjoy CoderDojo, a coding club for Ninjas aged 7-17 years, hosted at the Margaret River Library on Fridays after school. Click here for more details about how to join the Margaret River CoderDojo.

C-Pen: Assistive technology for dyslexia and learners of English

Picture of C-Pen

We are pleased to announce that we now have a C-Pen available for our library community. The C-Pen is a totally portable, pocket-sized device that reads text out aloud with an English human-like digital voice. It can assist anyone learning English or living with reading difficulties such as dyslexia.

Patrons who would like to try the technology before committing to purchasing one of their own are welcome to borrow the library C-Pen and take it home to explore the functionalities. It is user-friendly and comes with instructions for use.

The C-Pen is currently located at the Margaret River Library but is also available for Augusta patrons to borrow – just ask your friendly library staff to assist if you would like to borrow it.





Educational entertainment @ home: Busy Things!

Busy Things is a great learning resource with over 100 fun activities that teach key skills for young children.

Great for school-readiness and younger ones starting out with online learning.

Access is free for library members. Have your library card handy and click here  to start the fun!

…or click here to browse the full range of library e-resources available for our Junior community.

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Margaret River Library

Fearn Avenue, Margaret River WA 6285
Phone: (08) 9780 5600