Premium information databases provided to the public in partnership with State Library of Western Australia.

All can be accessed remotely- at home or elsewhere- except

Access the whole list below or click on the databases individually. You will need a current library card ID number to log on. Please contact us for details.

Link to State Library WA Free Online databases

General Research


Britannica Library
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online includes the Complete Encyclopaedia, Student Encyclopaedia and the Junior Encyclopaedia. There are more than 150,000 articles, links to over 20,000 Internet sites reviewed by Britannica editors, as well as over 750 full text journals and magazines.



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 and other Australian titles such as Choice, Australian Women’s Weekly, Australian Geographic, Australian Gourmet Traveler, Inside Cricket and Inside Rugby.

Health and Medicine


Cochrane Library
Collection of evidence-based medicine databases, including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

Family History


Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry is the key resource for genealogical research.  Due to licensing free access is only available at the library- using library computers. Ask us how.