Public Library

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The Public Library offers free of charge service to all Shire residents. Free library services also extended to all visitors to Christmas Island. The Library has many resources including Shire’s local history collection and is serviced with regular library book exchanges from the State Library of Western Australia.

Public Library

Better Beginnings / Baby Rhyme Time

Enjoy reading with your baby! Baby Rhyme Time is held on on the last Saturday of every month, from 10:45am - 11:50am.
 

Library Resources

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre
Content from international newspapers, magazines and reference books including many Australian and New Zealand titles, covering current events, business, sport, entertainment and much more.

BorrowBox
Access fiction and nonfiction eAudiobooks for adults, young adults and children. BorrowBox is an easy to use platform that allows you to select eAudiobooks to your computer or any mobile device which is compatible with MP3 audio files. BorrowBox has a wide selection of titles including Australian and New Zealand titles.

Britannica Online Library Edition
An excellent resource for students, parents and teachers.  Encyclopedia Britannica Online Library Edition can be searched according to the users’ particular age group ensuring results are suitable for all stages of learning. 

Busythings
Busythings is an online resource for the early years that includes 115+ fun learning activities that help children learn important skills in the key learning areas of creative development, problem solving, reasoning, numeracy, communication, language and literacy and knowledge and understanding of the world.

Library Overdrive
OverDrive enables members to browse and borrow bestselling eBooks and eAudiobooks on their computer or mobile device for limited periods through digital loans. Once signed in you can borrow up to 10 titles and reserve up to 5 titles. Register your name at the Shire of Christmas Island Public Library to gain access to this service.

Novelist
A great guide for fiction readers.  Find your favourite author, look for similar titles to the one you have just read, look for the next book in a series or find books for your young reader.

Overdrive For Kids
A free digital media platform which allows children to download fiction and nonfiction eBooks and eAudiobooks. Best of all there are no fines and you can’t lose these titles under the couch! New material is regularly added.

Popular Magazines Plus
Gale’s Popular Magazines Plus has a strong focus on current events, sports, science and health.  Access full text News Limited News including The Australian plus other Australian titles such as Choice, Australian Women’s Weekly, Australian Geographic, Australian Gourmet Traveler, Inside Cricket and Inside Rugby.

TumbleBookLibrary
Introduce young children to the joys of reading with this delightful collection of animated, talking picture books. This subscription service has been provided through Better Beginnings, supporting families in sharing a love of reading.


Zinio
Zinio for Libraries, the world’s largest digital library newsstand, offers full-color, interactive digital magazines. Browse from your library’s collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.
 

For more information please contact the Librarian on telephone number (08) 9164 8300 ext 236 or email susan@shire.gov.cx.