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 Digital Books, Apps and eResources

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Visit our YouTube channel for easy to follow video tutorials or download a how-to guide for children or adults. ​

Apps for Your Device

There is an app for everything and Library services are no different.

   - Send your printing to the Library for collection with Printeron. ​
   - Stream movies or documentaries with Kanopy. 
   - Download ebooks, audiobooks or magazines with Cloud Library, Overdrive, Libby, Borrowbox​ or RBDigital
   - Access free tutoring or resume help with Studiosity.
   - Entertain and educate children with Busythings.

Who Needs Netflix?

Meet Kanopy, the streaming service that's just like Netflix, only free!

With more than 30,000 titles Kanopy has the best of Aussie classics, independent films, festival winners, animations, world movies, documentaries and so much more. All available on your computer, smart TV or mobile device.  

Your Library membership provides access to up to four films a month each accessible for three days. Simply sign up with an email and password, add your Library card number, sit back and relax. Stream Kanopy now.​​

​​Just the Facts

Looking for some hard facts? Whether you are researching for work, school or just want definitive fact-checked information the Library has you covered! 

Encyclopedia Britannica Online is available free of charge, day or night. All you need is your library card and PIN. Entries are available at reading levels to suit all ages and include links to images, primary source and further reading.    

The Cochrane Library is a collection of evidence-based medicine databases, giving you access to evidence-based research to inform decisions about your health and that of your loved ones. 

​Read All About It - The West Online

Did you know your Library membership comes with access to the West Australian and Sunday Times online? The West Online has digital newspapers dating from July 2004 right through to today. 

To access the site login to your account on our online catalogue and scroll down on the homepage. Click the link to get your daily dose of news! ​

Log into your account for a link to the West Online.

Digital Books, Audio and Magazines

You can borrow eBooks, audiobooks and magazines from anywhere at any time to read on your device or personal computer. All you need is your Library card and PIN.  

   - Cloud Library​ *Use your Library PIN
   - Overdrive *No PIN Required
   - Borrowbox Library *Use the last 4 digits of your library card number as a PIN.
   - RBDigital *Create an account and password Using your library card.

Games and Apps for Growing Minds

   - Busythings keeps children from two to twelve 'edu-tained' with adorable and engaging games focussing on maths, spelling and procedural thinking. 
   - Storybox Library is a video library of oral storytelling. Children can browse and view high profile Australian storytellers and actors reading the best children's books of past and present.​Choose Ruth Faulkner Public Library from the Library drop-down menu and enter your Ruth Faulkner Library card number. 
   - Encyclopedia Britannica Online will inspire your child to explore their interests with fact-checked, child-friendly information. The site also provides links to age-appropriate trusted websites and games.  

​​​​Be eSmart - Smart, Safe and Responsible Online

   - Stay Safe Online - Information and guidance on privacy and data security.
   - Tech Savvy Seniors - eSafety and computer skills in multiple languages.  
   - ThinkUKnow - Information for teens on cyber-bullying and social media.
   - Be Connected  - Information, tutorials and advice on digital skills and social media.
   - ESafety Parents - Raising children in a digital environment; including guidance on safety settings, content classifications and more. 

Job Search and Study Help

Feeling overwhelmed, stuck on a study question or not sure where to even start with an assignment? Studiosity can proof your essay or report draft in less than 24 hours, or provide live, expert assistance with subjects like writing, maths, science, economics and more. 

Did you know that Studiosity helps job seekers too? For assistance with job applications, resumes, cover letters and more log into Studiosity and click 'Job Skills for Adults'. To log in, simply enter your Library card number and PIN. 

​​Computer Skills Training

Do you need some help with your computer skills? Whether you are looking to learn the basics, explore coding or boost your employment prospects with advanced Excel skills The Computer School can help. Simply log in with your Library card. 

If you are struggling with digital technology we have volunteer tutors at the Library who are happy to assist. Book in for a Digital Awareness Help session or alternatively, visit BeConnected for a series of online tutorials you can access at your own pace.