Library Services

Learning English


Get free online access to IELTS preparation and practice.

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Choose from either of the modules listed here and log in with your library card number. Create a free account to keep track of your progress and earn completion certificates. 

Road to IELTS Academic

Road to IELTS General Training


General English

Find a collection of different resources to help English learners at all levels, from beginner to proficient. Some modules are also useful for students or jobseekers.

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Choose from any of the modules listed here and log in with your library card number. Create a free account to keep track of your progress and earn completion certificates. 

Active Reading

Practical Writin​g

Study Skills Success

Tense Buster

Clear Pronunciation 1

Clear Pronunciation 2


AMES Online

Develop all your English skills – speaking, listening, writing and reading – from beginner to advanced levels. Courses include general English and workplace English skills.

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Visit the website and log in using your library card number.

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Universal Class Learning

Choose from a range of ESL courses on this learning platform, including writing, speaking, grammar and spelling.

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

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Read, Listen and Watch in Your Language

​Libby by Overdrive

Find eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines in your home language! Chinese, Vietnamese, Arabic, Greek and Bengali.

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Download the Libby app from Google Play or the App Store. Add your library card number and input your Date of Birth (DDMMYY) to start reading (or listening)! Or browse and borrow on the Libby web page.


Find eBooks and eAudiobooks in your home language. Chinese, VietnameseItalian, Spanish, French and Romanian.

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Read on the web browser or download the Indyreads app on Google play or the App Store – to sign in, choose Canterbury Bankstown Library, and enter your library card number and date of birth.

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​​LOTE 4 Kids

LOTE 4 Kids allows children to enjoy the magic of books in over 50 languages from the comfort of home, alongside English translations to help developing reading and listening skills. There are also puzzles, games and free colouring pages.

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​DragonSource 龙源电子期刊杂志               

Collection of electronic magazines in Chinese, including more than 2,000 popular magazines and journals in full text, including Zhongguo xin wen zhou kan, Shang jie, Shou hou.


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​Just visit the website to browse the collection.

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Stream movies, documentaries and more, including in Foreign Languages! 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. Choose "Subjects" and "Foreign Languages" to find your language.

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

Beamafilm works best in Chrome or Edge.

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