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CMRC Resources

Find it at Libraries ACT

Looking for Books?

You can find books for the Chief Ministers Reading Challenge at Libraries ACT. Search the Catalogue and request titles to borrow.

New Members

Library membership is free! To join, visit your nearest library or Join online (If you join online you will need to take your library card, including proof of identity and address, to a local branch, in order to activate your card and start borrowing in person). As a member you may borrow all kinds of items including books, DVDs, CDs, magazines and eBooks. Your library card may be used to borrow from any of our Library Locations.

Don't Stress!

Members of Libraries ACT also get free access to quality online research resources including eBooks, digital magazines, encyclopaedias and other online databases. Access them from home, school or anywhere you can use the Internet.

Looking for book lists and reading recommendations?

  • Kids' Book Review
  • Inside A Dog
  • Reading Time
  • Children's Book Council of Australia
  • My Book Corner
  • My Little Bookcase
  • Libraries ACT members can access eResources using their membership number and PIN. They include:
    • Good Reading Online - current and part issues of Good Reading Magazine with thousands of independent books reviews, articles, author profiles and more;
    • Books and Authors - ideas for when you're stuck for something to read;
    • Spine Out Magazine -fun , interactive site for teenagers to express their ideas and thoughts and share creativity in words, art, film or music;
    • The Source (Magpies) - online magazine about children's literature.

Digital reading for Libraries ACT members

Using your Libraries ACT membership number and PIN you can access digital stories including:

  • Story Box Library - engaging online Australian stories read by a range of people including some of Australia's finest storytellers and celebrities
  • TumbleBook Library - animated, talking books for children created from existing books, along with puzzles, quizzes and parent resources
  • Zinio Digital Magazines - full, enhanced digital editions of popular magazines
  • BorrowBox downloadable eBooks - install the BorrowBox app then borrow, download and read or listen to stories on your own mobile device

Access all of these great digital stories via the Libraries ACT website.