Online Courses & Hobbies

Online Courses & Hobbies
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Learn a new skill for work or leisure with free online courses, enjoy free streaming of movies and documentaries, learn more about the books you love, and research your family tree. Online courses free, hobbies, literature, family history Learn a new skill for work or leisure with free online courses, enjoy free streaming of movies and documentaries, learn more about the books you love, and research your family tree. Library Services
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Universal Class      

Learn something new today! More than 500 online Continuing Education courses, including related to careers, family, hobbies, and more. Courses are non-credit, but you can earn Continuing Education Units and download certificates showing your achievements.

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Visit the website and create a free account with your library card number.

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LinkedIn Learning

Learning and growth at work (and in life!) is a journey and lifelong process. LinkedIn Learning lets you learn at your own pace. Choose from almost 9,000 online courses, from beginner to advanced in topics like: using the internet and Microsoft Office, graphic design, animation, business, workplace soft-skills, leadership, wellbeing, and much more. You'll be able to grow and develop in the areas you care about, both at and outside of work. 

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Visit the website and login with your library card number and PIN (date of birth, DDMMYY). Choose at least three learning areas of interest and get started. 

You can also download the LinkedIn Learning app on Apple or Android. Choose Sign in, Sign in with your library card, enter the Library ID: canterbury-bankstown, and enter your library card number and PIN. 

Note: If you change your library card number your learning history and certificates won’t be accessible. Please download all certificates when you complete a course. LinkedIn Learning Help and FAQs can be found here.

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Beamafilm

Stream movies, documentaries and more! From popular award-winners to independent features, it’s all waiting for you on Beamafilm.

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Click on the Beamafilm link, then use your library card to create an account. Then just sign in each time, or download the app, to watch from where you left off and save favourites for later.

Find instructions here on how to create an account, login and use Beamafilm.

Beamafilm works best in Chrome or Edge.

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Gale Literature Resource Centre

Find up-to-date biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews and reviews on writers from all eras. Offers the broadest and most representative range of authors and their works, including a large collection of full-text critical and literary analysis.

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Log in using your library card. Search, click and read on your computer or tablet. Gale databases do not save your links or articles after your session, so be sure to download or send links and articles to your email, Onedrive or Google account before you end your session.

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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 with this  readers’ advisory database.

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Log in using your library card. Search, click and read on your computer or tablet. Gale databases do not save your links or articles after your session, so be sure to download or send links and articles to your email, Onedrive or Google account before you end your session.

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Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts

Offers a variety of information from more than 400 major cooking and nutrition
magazines as well as book reference content from Delmar, such as Introduction to Catering, Advanced Bread and Pastry, and Eat Fit Be Fit.

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Log in using your library card. Search, click and read on your computer or tablet. Gale databases do not save your links or articles after your session, so be sure to download or send links and articles to your email, OneDrive or Google account before you end your session.

Gale OneFile: Computer Science

Provides access to leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries. The database includes more than 1,200 journals and periodicals, providing information on computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas like hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications, and the application of technology.

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Log in using your library card. Search, click and read on your computer or tablet. Gale databases do not save your links or articles after your session, so be sure to download or send links and articles to your email, OneDrive or Google account before you end your session.

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Ancestry Library Edition

Explore your family's history using local and international records including convict and free settler lists, passenger lists, Australian and New Zealand electoral rolls and military records. There are English, Welsh and Scottish records.

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Get full free access by visiting any of our libraries – log in to one of the library computers, or use your own device when connected to CBCity Public Wifi.

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Find My Past 

Trace your family history with millions of records covering  UK, Australia and New Zealand, including travel and migration records, military records and newspapers.

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Get full free access by visiting any of our libraries – log in to one of the library computers, or use your own device when connected to CBCity Public Wifi.

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Britannica Image Quest

Britannica Image Quest will not be renewed from July 1st, 2024. There are alternative freely available and rights-cleared images on the Internet, which can be found through an Internet search.  If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to contact us

This message is for informational purposes only and does not endorse any specific image sources.

Choose from millions of images, including clipart, from leading collections, all cleared for educational use, and with filters to help you find just the right image.

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Log in with your library card and create a free Britannica account to save searches and images for later.

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The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.