Cairns Libraries

Educational Resources

Library membership provides you with free access to many premium online subscription-only resources including:

  • Tumblebooks – Collection of animated and talking picture books, teaching children the joys of reading in a format they will love. Includes games, puzzles, and titles in languages other than English.
  • BUSYTHINGS - An educational tool designed for children aged from 3 to 11 years. Includes over 230 new online resources, games, and activities.

School Tours

Includes story times, membership talks and resource overviews that are tailored to suit various age levels and interests. The tours are delivered in a Cairns library branch, the classroom or at your school library.Ask if the library mascot Dewey the Frog is available to hop along too!

Here are two examples of school tours:

Primary school groups – 1 hour
  • Membership overview
  • ‘Show and Tell’ of library resources
  • Storytime
  • Free time to explore/borrow
  • Small gift or library show bag to take home
High school groups – 1 hour

  • Membership overview
  • Accessing library resources
  • Overview of online database
  • Demonstration of online reservations
  • Free time to explore and borrow

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An independent movie streaming site specialising with Australian documentaries and indie features from around the world.

This resource features complimentary films and documentaries on Australian history, events, and historical figures.


eBooks and eAudiobooks from Bolinda

Students can access eBooks and eAudiobooks online through Bolinda and the BorrowBox app.

This collection consists of a large range of junior and youth fiction and non-fiction items.

Last updated: 03 November 2017