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.

General Resources

Ancestry Library Edition

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Access Ancestry Library Edition from home! Public Libraries have been provided with temporary remote access to Ancestry Library Edition through to 31st December, 2020.

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.

Library membership required. You will need your library card number and PIN to login.

Australian Bureau of Statistics

The Australian Bureau of Statistics website 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 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.

Library membership required. 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.

Department of Transport

Department of Transport
Licensing / My driver's licence / Learn to drive (my first licence) / Tools and resources
Looking to get your first driver's licence? The Department of Transport website has online learner activities and resources, a Hazard Perception Test simulator, and access to sample road rule, motorcycle and alcohol quizzes.


GreenFILE is a freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment.

Haynes Car & Motorcycle Repair Manuals

Haynes Manuals
Access a library of manuals covering a vast range of car and motorcycle makes and models, with up-to-date content including common repairs, routine maintenance and servicing procedures.

Library membership required. You will need your library card number and PIN to login.

Koori Mail Collection Online

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.

Stay Smart Online

Stay Smart Online provides simple, easy to understand advice on how to protect yourself online as well as up-to-date information on the latest online threats and how to respond.


Trove is a discovery experience focused on Australia and Australians. It supplements search engine information with reliable data from Australia's archival institutions. If you’re researching in the fields of the social sciences, literature, local or family history or you just need inspiration for your school assignment, this is the tool for you.


Kids Resources

ABC Kids

ABC Kids
A rich and happy environment for children to explore. It's also a detailed information point with easy access to your favourite ABC Kids' characters, TV programs and online games.


Busythings is an online resource for the early years that includes over 115 fun learning activities that help children learn important skills in the key learning areas of creative development, problem solving, reasoning, numeracy, communication, language and literacy and knowledge and understanding of the world. Provided through Better Beginnings - a State Library of Western Australia initiative supporting families in sharing a love of reading.

iPhone & iPad / Android

Story Box Library

Story Box Library features engaging online Australian stories read by some of Australia's finest storytellers. Our stories are a little bit cheeky, a little bit charming and a whole lot of fun! 

Note: Select "City of Swan Libraries" from the drop-down list located on the login page and enter your Swan Libraries membership card number.

Stay Smart Online

Stay Smart Online
Kids, to have a good time on the internet, you need to keep yourself cyber safe and cyber secure. Stay Smart Online has a host of information to keep you safe.