In compliance with the public health orders the Parkes Shire Libraries are currently closed. If you have books at home, there will be no fines for overdue loans.
The Library Service is starting a house-bound service for customers unable to access our Online Library. This will be a contactless drop-off of library materials – books, audio books and DVDs – to your home. Parcels could also include colouring books, pencils and some board games for loan. Please phone to be put on our roster. You can select your items from our web catalogue at https://parkes.libero.com.au/ or you can call and let us know what books you would like.
The Parkes Library’s online collection is available on our website under ‘My Online Library’. The following are the online services we offer:
1. Overdrive (also known as Libby) has a collection of over 5,000 items consisting of eMagazines, eBooks and eAudiobooks.
2. Wheelers offer access to over 12,000 eBooks and 300 eAudiobooks.
3. Indyreads provides a different genre of literature, giving access to over 18,000 items of independent Australian and international titles, classic literature and modern award-winning titles in eBook and eAudiobook formats.
4. Beamafilm is a streaming service that can be accessed from your computer, or you can download the app to access to stream documentaries and independent feature films with Australian and International content. There is unlimited access for all library members over 13 years, with the average Beamafilm stream using 500MB of data.
To access the collections above, go to your device’s app store to download the apps and login using your library card number as your username, and your date of birth (in the format DDMMYYYY) as the password.