Search a variety of databases, some available through the City of Swan Libraries and their partnership with the State Library of Western Australia, bringing a world of information to your fingertips.

 Available resources

 Resource Description Library Edition

Access Library Edition from home while our libraries are closed*
A key online resource for genealogical research, the Ancestry Library Edition database includes: Australian convict index, Australian electoral rolls, United Kingdom census records, British Army World War I pension records, US census records and much more.

  • You will need your library card number and PIN to login

*Public Libraries have been provided with temporary remote access to Ancestry Library Edition through to June 30, 2020.

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Provides statistics on a wide range of economic and social matters, serving government, business and the general population.

Carter's Price Guide to Antiques

Carter's Publications publish price guides on art antiquities, antiques, collectables, retro, vintage and 20th century design, and include prices on items from 1500 BC to the present day, with a price range of $5 to over one million dollars.

  • Select "City of Swan Libraries" from the drop-down list located on the log in page and use your library barcode in the ID field.

Gale Health and Wellness 

Gale is providing free remote access to the Gale Health and Wellness database for all libraries in Australia & New Zealand until 30th June 2020.
Gale Health and Wellness provides access to authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices.

  • To login, enter password: hwrc


A freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment.

Koori Mail Collection Online

AIATSIS and the Koori Mail proudly present to you the digital collection of 20 years of the Koori Mail, Australia’s fortnightly national Indigenous newspaper. The Koori Mail provides news, views, advertisements and other material of vital interest to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and Australians interested in Indigenous affairs.