Youth collections

As a young adult, you’re growing more confident in your reading and language skills and you will be seeking out new genres and mediums. You probably love to read about the world you live in, about people your own age, and about other times, places and cultures.

You and your peers prefer many different styles and formats in reading materials and to engage you, we provide diverse and eclectic collections so you can dive in at your own pace.

The library’s extensive youth collection includes:

  • VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) collection
  • zines
  • YA Non Fiction, grouped by category
  • magazines, graphic novels

You can also find useful resources in our eCollections. For information designed to help you get started with eCollections, please visit our help guides.

  • Aussie-Driver – provides a free online program for Australian learners who want to practice their skills before taking their Learner Permit Knowledge Test.
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica Online – contains comprehensive content for all our members - from primary to higher education students, from researchers to curious adults.
  • AMES – online English courses that are Australian-based and designed for people to grow their skills and confidence in reading, speaking and writing English.
  • Australia and New Zealand Newsstand – local, national, world, business, sport, political, technology and entertainment news from preferred sources.
  • Science Online – comprehensive, authoritative overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, illustrations, images, biographies, experiments, and activities.
  • PressReader – access to more than 3,200 newspapers and 2,900 magazines from Australia and around the world.
  • Modern World History Online – covers the people, places, and events in the broad expanse of history, from the mid-15th century to the present.

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