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The Tenterfield Star Database can be accessed via the Library Catalogue.

Library Members

Tenterfield Library Members have access to a number of databases that include computer training, reference material, eBooks and eAudiobooks, eMagazines and online videos.

Members will need their borrower number (on back of library card) to access the databases.


Providing eBooks and eAudiobooks for members to borrow and download.  Axis360 can be accessed through a web browser on the computer, or through the App on Apple and Android devices.


eBooks and eAudiobooks are available to borrow and download. Can be accessed through web browser on the computer, or through the App on iPads, smartphones or tablet devices. Contains Australian content. Audiobooks can be downloaded to MP3 players/iPods. eBooks can be downloaded onto computers through Adobe Digital Editions. Not available for Kindle eReaders.

Britannica Library

Access to age appropriate material with a child-friendly collection through to the adult general reference collection.  Links to encyclopedia articles, web-sites, journals and magazines, multimedia, Compare countries, an Atlas, Biographies and other learning materials. (to access in the library)

The Computer School.Net

Tenterfield Public Library is now registered with Click on the logo to gain immediate access to the Computer Skills Index. The password is “library” (do not enter the quotation marks)


Gale General OneFile

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

Gale General OneFile: News

Access major U.S. and international newspapers (493 Australian Newspapers) online to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, or other fields.

Gale OneFile: Fine Arts

Search millions of articles about drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. Diverse resource for serious fine arts students.

Gale OneFile: Pop Culture Studies

Access scholarly journals and magazines that both analyse and contribute to popular culture.

Gale OneFile: Psychology

Find authoritative periodical content supporting research in all fields of psychology.

Gale OneFile: Religion and Philosophy

Research the impact of religion on culture throughout history, including literature, arts, and language. Updated daily.

Gale OneFile: Vocations and Careers

Research a vocation, find an appropriate institution of learning, and get assistance on job searches and maintaining a career.

Gale Health and Wellness Resource

Search a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to alternative medical practices.

Gale Interactive Science

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

Gale Business Plan Builder

Grow, plan, and optimize a business/non-profit.  Utilize development tools and a step-by-step process to build a business plan.

Gale Business Entrepreneurship

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

Gale Literature Resource Centre

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

Gale Literature: 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 in Context: Environmental Studies

Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content

Gale in Context: Biography

Discover the world’s most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazine 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.

Haynes Manuals AllAccess

Haynes Manuals AllAccess provides free access to a vast range of car and motorcycle makes and models, with content including common repairs, routine maintenance and servicing procedures.


eBooks and eAudiobooks are available to borrow and download.  Offers items from both Independent and International Publishers, with both fiction and non-fiction content.  IndyReads can be accessed through a web browser on the computer, or through the App on Apple and Android devices.

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.  Best for children aged 6-14.


PressReader – Unlimited access to thousands of magazines and newspapers.

With over 6,000 publications from over 100 countries in 60+ languages, PressReader is the leading digital newspaper and magazine provider for premium content. As a library member, you will have on and off-site access courtesy of your local library.


Aimed at children 4-13 years of age Ziptales offers access to 500+ interactive stories with voiceovers, animations, games, quizzes and more to help make reading FUN!


Public Access

Project Gutenberg Australia

Provides access to free eBooks which are all in the ‘public domain’.

State Library of NSW eResources

Offers access to a number of eResources including databases, journals, eBooks, Newspapers and family history links.

The majority of eBooks are non-fiction, there are some fiction books held.

To access the State Library’s eresources, you must:

  • be a NSW resident
  • be registered as a member of the State Library

You can use your Tenterfield Library card number as identification.


Provides access to digitized historic newspapers, government gazettes, journals, articles and data sets, pictures, photos, objects, music, sound and video, maps, diaries, letters, archives, archived websites (1996-now), people and organisations, and books that are held by Australian libraries (not eBooks).

In Library Use Only


Tenterfield library has a subscription to Ancestry.  Please see Staff at Tenterfield Library about accessing this resource.