Online Resources

Snowy Monaro Regional Library provides a wide range of FREE online resources for you to access in our libraries, at home or anywhere!

Your library membership opens the door to many subscriber only online services including encyclopaedias and reference sites, eBooks, eAudiobooks and downloadable magazines.

If you have any difficulty logging in to any e-resources, please contact the Library on


Free access to eBooks and eAudio made available via the State Library of NSW.  

A primary aim of of indyreads is to ensure that NSW public libraries can continue to offer their clients a diverse collection of quality Australian and overseas published works.

Using a smartphone or tablet device?  

Download the Indyreads app from the App Store or Google Play Store.

Click here

About indyreads 

The State Library of NSW has rolled out the indyreads eContent management platform to the NSW public library network. This platform enables public libraries to provide free access to eBooks and eAudio. 

The indyreads platform has been launched with a statewide consortia collection of 9000 titles. This collection aims to complement the existing digital collections held by public libraries. In addition to the Australian titles acquired from independent Australian publishers there is also a collection of classic fiction and non-fiction imprints, offering modern translations and introductions. There are also modern international and Australian literary classics and prize winners and the best examples of self-published content.
Indyreads aims to ensure that this content, which is not necessarily distributed through traditional library suppliers, is available to readers via their local public library. At present, indyreads are working with around 20 Australian publishers of genre, non-fiction and literary titles, and will continue to approach more Australian publishers.




Libby by OverDrive

Libby is a free app where you can borrow ebooks and digital audiobooks from your public library. You can stream books with Wi-Fi or mobile data, or download them for offline use and read anytime, anywhere. All you need to get started is a library card.

1. Install the Libby app from either Google Play or the App Store.

Or login  on your computer or laptop.

2. Select Snowy Monaro Regional Library.

3. Add your Membership Details (you will need your Library Card Number and your PIN is your date of birth ddmmyyyy)

4. Borrow eBooks,  eAudiobooks and eMagazines.



uLibrary is a free app where you can borrow eAudiobooks and eBooks from your public library. You can stream books with Wi-Fi or mobile data, or download them for offline use and read anytime, anywhere. All you need to get started is a library card.

1. Install the uLibrary app from either Google Play or the App Store

2. Select Snowy Monaro Regional Library.

3. Add your Membership Details (you will need your Library Card Number and your PIN is your date of birth ddmmyyyy)

4. Borrow eAudiobooks and eBooks.


Law and Legal Information Access Centre

Snowy Monaro Regional Library holds the Find Legal Answers Toolkit as recommended by the State Library of NSW.  
All items are available for loan.  
Find Sources of Legal Help during COVID-19 (provided by the State Library of NSW)
People continue to need legal help. You may have an ongoing legal issue, or need help with something related to employment, your money, renting or another issue as a result of COVID-19. The organisations listed at this site are providing information and support specifically related to COVID-19.   

Find Legal Answers (provided by the State Library of NSW)
Free information on a range of legal topics and access to a full text online version of the The Law Handbook

The Law Society of NSW
Information for solicitors and the community

Legal Aid NSW
You can get help over the phone, find information, get advice from a lawyer or help at court

Shoalcoast Community Legal Inc
Professional legal service, responsive to the legal needs of the most disadvantaged in the community. Visits Cooma on a monthly basis for consultation

Law Access 
Guidance and help with representing yourself in court or at a tribunal

Australian Government Federal Register of Legislation
Commonwealth regulations and acts

Law databases of periodicals, bulletins, tribunals and more

NSW Ombudsman
An independent, impartial watchdog handling complaints about all NSW Gov. agencies eg universities, police & local councils. Get information, register a complaint or find a workshop
Commonwealth Ombudsman
Investigates complaints from people who believe they have had unfair treatment from an Australian Gov. agency including Australia Post and Private Health insurers  

NSW Fair Trading
Safeguards the rights of all consumers and advises business and traders on fair and ethical practice. NSW Fair Trading also offers a wide range of services to protect the community and businesses throughout the State of NSW

ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission)
Promotes competition and fair trade in markets to benefit consumers, businesses, and the community

Human Rights Commission
Leads the promotion and protection of human rights in Australia

Redfern Legal Centre
Provides free legal advice and casework, deliver community legal education and engage in law reform

Mission Australia
Helps people regain their independence by standing together with Australians in need, until they can stand for themselves.


Mango Languages

Learn a language online with Mango Languages. There are over 70 languages available to learn, and English classes in more than 20 languages. You can create a free account and sign in using your library card and selecting your own password.

Want to learn on the go? 

The Mango Languages app is available for iOS and Android. Download via the App Store and Google Play or login online 



Online Research Databases

Gale Product Platform
Access all the databases in one place.

Gale Power Search Platform
Cross-search the In Context databases and Gale OneFile: News database.

Gale Books and Authors
Answer the age-old question, 'What do I read next?' Search and match reading interests to books, authors, genres, or topics.

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship              
Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and more.

Gale Business: Plan Builder          
Grow, plan, and optimize a business/nonprofit. Utilize development tools and a step-by-step process to build a business plan.

Gale Health and Wellness             
Access full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. This comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices for researchers of all levels.

Gale In Context: Biography          
Discover the world's most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazine, and multimedia content. 

Gale In Context: Environmental Studies 
Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content.

Gale In Context: Global Issues    
Analyze important global issues and events through topic overviews, international viewpoints, news, and multimedia content

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints    
Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important social issues.

Gale In Context: Science               
Understand context for hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments, and more.

Gale In Context: World History   
Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources.

Gale Interactive: Science               
Manipulate 3D interactive models to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth, and space science.

Gale Literature Resource Centre
Find up-to-date biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and reviews on writers from all eras.

Gale General OneFile   
Access general interest magazines and key serials in a single resource. Best for general research.

Gale OneFile: Computer Science             
Access leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries.

Gale OneFile: Gardening and Horticulture         
Find millions of articles on the practical and scientific aspects of horticulture studies. For all horticultural enthusiasts.

Gale OneFile: Hospitality and Tourism 
Discover well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism industries.

Gale OneFile: Information Science       
Access articles covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology. Updated daily.

Gale OneFile: News         
Access major newspapers online to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, or other fields. Includes Australian News Limited and Fairfax newspapers.

Gale OneFile: Vocations and Careers    
Research a vocation, find an appropriate institution of learning, and get assistance on job searches and maintaining a career.

National Geographic Virtual Library
Browse this cross-searchable platform for research insight from journalism's most trusted name in exploration and discovery.

National Geographic Kids              
Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.