Library e-Resources Library e-Resources

The Mount Isa City Library can equip you with a wealth of e-resources. Some of these include resources and training specifically aimed at senior citizens.

Sydney Writers Festival Live & Local

Sydney Writers' Festival Live & Local program offers regional and national audiences access to the largest Festival of books and ideas in the southern hemisphere by streaming to arts and centres, libraries, and writers' groups across the country. Audiences at these venues can actively engage with and contribute to the Festival by submitting questions to guest writers through Twitter and text message. 

Join us as we celebrate books, challenge ideas, and interrogate power by streaming LIVE the Sydney Writers' Festival which will be delivered by Mount Isa City Library on Friday 4th May.

The programs we will be streaming are as follows;

Streaming Live at 3:00pm – 4:00pm - Conflicting Narratives: Reporting on International Conflict

Three reporters share their perspectives on the role of storytellers in a time of ongoing conflict, terrorism and refugee crisis. 

Join The Guardian journalist Ben Doherty, a magazine writer and screenwriter Alexis Okeowo’s, The Daily Telegraph Alex Luhn and The New Yorker staff writer

Ben Taub.

Streaming Live at 4:30om - 5:30pm - Gareth Evans: Incorrigible Optimist

The Canberra Times has described 'Incorrigible Optimist' as a memoir crackling with "wit, self-depreciating humour and illuminating insights".

Join Kerry O'Brien for a sit down to a revealing chat with Gareth Evans who will cover the breadth of his colourful public life as a central figure in Australian politics and his significant voice in international policy making for more than three decades.

The Sydney Writers' entire program is available online, for more information about our LIVE streaming of Conflicting Narratives: Reporting on International Conflict and

Gareth Evans: Incorrigible Optimist click into the hyperlink.

Also available is a special message from the Artistic Director of the Sydney Writers' Festival and the Live and Local webpage

Story Box Library

"Story Box Library is a subscription based, educational website, created for Australian children to view stories by Australian authors and illustrators, being read aloud by fantastic storytellers. It was born out of a need for Australian children to experience and make a personal connections with Australian stories and voices.

Reading aloud to children, in particular by diverse and engaging storytellers, greatly improves language and literacy skills, especially in the early years of a child's development. Sadly, studies show that many children are nore read to frquently enough.

Story Box Library is committed to supporting and encouraging the practice of storytelling. It is intended for use as a complementary form of delivering the precious experience of being real aloud to, in order to improve children's lives. We connect children with literature through the complementary medium of film providing a vibrant, interactive experience via a diverse range of everyday Australian storytellwe - sportspeople, musicians, grandparents, teenagers, comedians, actors, with varying accents and from different cultures - each sharing past and present book titles.

Use it as a bedtime tale, a facilitator for discussion in the classroom, or a read aloud model - the choice is yours. No matter what the reason for your visit to Story Box Library, we help get kids excited about reading, inspire their imaginations, and let them have fun with stories.

To use this interactive resource, click on the above mentioned link and

  1. Click Log In (located at Top-Right hand corner of the screen)
  2. From the drop down menu (in the Log-in Box) select Public Library & Tertiary Log In
  3. Scroll down and type in your Mount Isa City Library Membership Barcode Number
  4. Click Log In

Tech Savvy for Seniors

Join one of the small, friendly training group sessions supported by local library staff where you can learn new skills to help you get connected and take the first step to becoming tech savvy.

The training is free and designed to make it easy for you to safely and confidently get connected and learn at your own pace.

Find out how to access all the important information you need and things that you are interested in.

Learn skills in:

  • Email
  • Smartphones and tablets
  • Social media
  • Online shopping
  • Internet banking
  • Cybersafety

To register visit the Mount Isa City Library at 23 West street or call 07 47473350

For more information about this program, please have a look at the Tech Savvy Lesson Timetable and Tech Savvy Description, which the Mount Isa City Library is providing. 

We also have easy follow educational videos to help you learn more about technology at www.telstra.com.au/tech-savvy-seniors

For more information on the Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland program visit www.slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on/programs/tech-savvy-seniors-queensland

Online Computer Training Resource

thecomputerschool.net is an online computer training organisation that specialises in easy-access online computer education.

The Computer Skills Index link contains hundreds of comprehensive computer training tutorials, with more continually being added.

Tutorials include full colour, easy-to-follow screen-shots with step-by-step instructions covering an extensive and varied range of entry-level "How do I?" learning topics.

To use this valuable resource, click on the above mentioned link and

  1. Click SIGN IN (located at Top-Right hand corner of the screen)
  2. From the drop down menu (in the Log-in Box) select (TTD) Technology Training Directory
  3. Enter the following:
    1. Username: member4747
    2. Password: member
  4. Then click Log In

Driver Education Program

Click on the link below to Practise Your FREE QLD Learners Test Now:

http://micc.aussie-driver.com