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Free Digital Services from Libraries SA

If you’re a member of any library in South Australia you can access a world of digital entertainment including books, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, films and more for free. To access these services, you will need your library card number and pin. If you are unsure of your pin, phone your local library who can help.

eBooks and audiobooks – Libby

Download the Libby app onto your phone, tablet or PC and you will have access to over 30,000 eBooks and audiobooks which you can borrow or listen to online for free.
Steps:
1. Visit overdrive.com/apps/libby and install the app
2. Select ‘Find my Library’
3. Select South Australian Library Network ‘yes’
4. Use your library card and pin to sign in

Online learning – Lynda

Lynda.com offers thousands of online training videos and courses, so whether you want to become a better photographer or just build your IT skills you’re bound to find a course that suits.

Visit lynda.com/apps and find the right app for your device and then follow the log in prompts using your library details.

Ancestry – Family history

Trace your family history for free with the Ancestry library edition. It can normally only be accessed from computers in your library however due to the current situation with COVID-19 libraries are allowing people to access it from home.

To do this simply visit login.ezy.sapln.sirsidynix.net.au/login and log in using your library card and pin. If you need help, contact your local library.

Newspapers and magazines – Pressreader

Pressreader offers access to more than 7,000 publications from over 100 countries in 60+ languages from $39.99 a month. Titles include Better Homes & Gardens, Gardening Australia, The Guardian, Vogue Australia, Women’s Weekly, Australian Men’s Health and more.
Steps:
1. Visit the website pressreader.com/catalog
2. Select ‘sign in’
3. Select Library or Group
4. Type ‘South Australia’ in the search
5. Select South Australia Public Library Network and use your library card and pin to sign in

Have you recently learnt something during this time? It could be a new skill or craft or it may be a course you have completed. Or maybe you have discovered something about your family history on Ancestry. We’d love to hear your stories please share them with us by contacting marketing@ech.asn.au or call 1300 275 324.