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Our three libraries are now closed as part of our effort to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). While that means our members can't come in anymore, that doesn't mean you should stop enjoying our services. We're going online in all the ways we can, read below to see how you can make the most of our online services.

All services are free for library members.

Current members

Have you got a membership, but forgotten your 4 digit pin code? Give us a call on 9272 0980 and we'll help you out.

 

Not a library member? 

Not to worry - you can sign up today by filling out the form below. We're sorry if this slows your enjoyment down, we need your details to give you access to all of these great services. We promise, it will be worth the wait.

Become a library member

Borrowed items

If you've borrowed a book before our libraries closed, your loan period has automatically been extended to 4 May. We will be reviewing this on an ongoing basis.

You can also now renew your loan (over the phone, or online) up to 4 times. 

We'd prefer you kept your borrowed books at home, and self isolte. If you really need to return them you can do so by putting them in the Morley Library returns chute between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays). This will not involve any contact with staff.

Stream movies

Stream free movies and documentaries online with Kanopy - an on-demand streaming service.

There's Kanopy kids too, so the whole family can watch.

Access Kanopy here

Audio and e-books

Borrowbox offers free audio books and e books.

Access Borrowbox

 

Overdrive is a free audio and ebook service. 

Access Overdrive here 

 

Audible is also offering free audiobook access to a huge range of children's and teen literature, as well as classics. You don't need a library membership to access Audible.

Access Audible here

Storytime

While we're not able to run our regular Storytime sessions in person, you can have your own Storytime sessions at home using Storybox. Featuring celebrities, authors and illustrators reading a range of children's books online. 

Access Storybox here

 

We'll also be showing a series of Storytime sessions online, on our Facebook page at 10am every Satuday morning for the next few weeks. Follow the City of Bayswater Facebook page below, and tune in at 10am to enjoy some stories, rhymes and songs with our wonderful library staff.

Saturday Storytime

At home learning

If you're looking for fun, educational activities to do at home - we've got you covered. Busythings is a quirky online education resource with over 900 games and activities aimed at kids aged between 3 and 11. 

Access Busythings here

 

The Department of Education is also offering free resources supporting learning at home. You don't need a library membership to access these.

Dep Education Online resources

School holidays at home

Visit the links below for inspiration on how to keep your kids busy this school holidays. You don't need a library membership to access these.

Craft

https://www.dltk-kids.com/

https://www.firstpalette.com/

http://www.makinglearningfun.com/

 

Coding projects

https://www.codeclubau.org/projects

 

Lego challenges

https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/lego-challenge-calendar-ideas-kids/

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