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.

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

For more information on the Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland program visit

Online Computer Training Resource 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


The State Library of Queensland provides free access to authoritative e-resources, including journals, newspapers, magazines, and legislation. There are also over 100,000 e-books. available freely for patrons. These databases and resources are available from any internet-enabled computer.

To access, either sign up for a free e-services card through the State Library of Queensland or register for a free Queensland Public Library account with your Mount Isa City Library membership.

Digital Magazines

Good Reading

Good Reading contains over 50 new book reviews each month, along with author profiles, stories on writers' houses, book trivia and literary quizzies, which makes the magazine everything about books! Readers also have access to bonus exclusive interviews and stories just for online subscribers. To access Good Reading Online click on the link below

(when you click on this link for the first time, please set up your personal account for the Good Reading Resource Hub by following the instructions in the dialogue box)


An inspiring online magazine written for by and for Young Adults. With reviews of new Young Adult titles in every edition, it is the perfect place to find the next enthralling book to read. We welcome submissions from our young readers, such as short stories, poetry, art, short films or original music and publish a selection of these in every exciting issue! Click onto SpineOut to access the magazine.

PK Magazine

Our latest digital magazine for Primary Kids. Like it's big sister SpineOut, which is hugely popular with high school students, PK encourages students to submit their creative works and then experience the thirll of being published. We accept all kinds of submussions: short stories, poems, art, craft, reviews. musical performaces, science projects and more. Featuring interviews with popular children's authors, sporting performances, science projects and more. Featuring interviews with popular children's authors, sporting heroes, and of course plenty of competitions, PK is a fun, funky yet serious magazine out every two months. Click onto PK Magazine to access the magazine.

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