Online Resources

SA Public Library and Berri Barmera Library Service customers can access a number of online resources (also known as subscription based databases) via the Internet using their current library membership card and PIN.

All South Australian Public Libraries have access to Libby eBooks & Audiobooks, Borrow Box eBooks & Audiobooks, Lynda Online Training Videos, Road to IELTS and  Currently both Berri and Barmera libraries can provide you with access to World Book Encyclopedia OnlineChoice Online and Carter’s Price Guide to Antiques.  Berri library also subscribes to eLibrary for registered borrowers.

Click on the logo image for access to the logon page and depending on the service you may be required to enter your library card number and/or PIN.

We have also included some website links to FREE useful information sources.

Phone the Berri Library on 8595-2666 or Barmera Library on 8588-2872 if you require assistance.

Choice magazine ensures the consumer voice is heard loudly and clearly. The magazine allows consumers to get the most out of all their purchasing decisions by providing a mix of advocacy and advice. Please note, access to Choice Online is only available on designated computers within the Berri and Barmera libraries.


World Book Online Encyclopedia is an industry leader in the production of award-winning encyclopedias, reference sources and digital products for the home and schools. World Book sets the standard in publishing accurate, current, and reliable reference and learning materials for children and adults. You will need to enter your Berri or Barmera One Card library borrower number to access this service.


     Press Reader is a resource that provides you with access to over 7,000 publications from over 100 countries in 60 plus languages, PressReader is the leading digital newspaper and magazine provider for premium content. Explore titles such as Better Homes & Gardens, Gardening Australia, The Guardian, Vogue Australia, Women’s Weekly, Australian Men’s Health & much more from all over the world! You will need to enter your SA library one card borrower number and PIN to access this service.


A general reference tool, delivering a broad collection of periodical and digital media content. Researchers of all ages can access the powerful, yet easy-to-use search interface to find the answers they need from magazines, newspapers, books, transcripts, maps, images, web links, and audio/video titles. Please contact the Berri Library for access details.This online resource is particularly useful for our Berri Regional Secondary College senior students.


 Carters Price Guide Carter’s Price Guides to Antiques and Collectables has been published on the Internet since 2010. The online version is fully indexed, keyword searchable and contains over 90,000 items with full colour images. Click the image to access and you will be directed to the Libraries of SA Login Page where you will be required to enter your library X0_ borrower barcode and then select Berri or Barmera as your library.  A PIN is required – in most cases it is your date of birth in YYYYMMDD format. (please contact us if you experience login problems and we can reset this for you)


Who Else Writes Like? Read a great book lately and want to read another one? Not really sure what to read next? If this is you, there are plenty of web resources available out there to help…The link on the left takes you Who Writes Like  but there are a number of other free useful online resources you could try, including Fantastic Fiction, Gnooks and Which Book. A useful resource for finding all the books in a particular series is What’s Next: Books in Series.

IELTS is the ‘International English Language Testing System’, the world’s proven English language test. Road to IELTS is 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. You will be directed to the Libraries of SA Login Page where you will be required to enter your library X0_ borrower barcode and then select Berri or Barmera as your library. A PIN is required – in most cases it is your date of birth in YYYYMMDD format. (please contact us if you experience login problems and we can reset this for you)


  Ancestry provides access to an extensive range of genealogical resources from the United States and United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records. Also provides limited Australian coverage. Please note, access to Ancestry Library Edition is only available on designated computers within the Berri or Barmera library.


 Overdrive eBooks & Audiobooks  are available from OverDrive (this includes access via the new Libby app). You can borrow electronic books and audiobooks and read or listen to them on your computer or portable device. Most users of this service download the free Libby App (available for iOS and Android) and access the services from their smart phone or tablet.


Lynda Training is an IT and software, creative & business online video training resource covering topics like Web design, 3D animation skills, digital photography, photo editing like Illustrator and Photoshop, Web developer skills etc.To use this service you will be required to enter your library borrower barcode and your PIN.


 SA Community SA Community is South Australia’s Community Information resource. The website will lead you to information about help available from government, non-government and community services throughout our state. You can search by organisation, subject or services to locate the contact details you need.


SLASA Online Referencing Generator - Harvard SLASA Online Reference Generator is available for Junior (abridged), Middle and Senior levels. This resource creates citations for a comprehensive range of sources and allows you to copy & paste into your bibliography. An easy to ready rollover describes each element of the citation and examples are provided for in-text references for each source. The SLASA Harvard Online Referencing Generator is only available to our Glossop High School senior students as subscribers.