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The most comprehensive record of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander publications available.
BlackWords covers all forms of creative writing, plus film, television, criticism and scholarship, both by and about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers and literary and storytelling cultures. Please be aware that BlackWords contains images and information about people who have died.


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Fun activities for children and adults learning a language for the first time. Includes English (EAL/ESL), French, Japanese, Mandarin and more. Library card number required, use PIN provided.

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Road to IELTS

Prepare for your International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam with 120 hours of intensive practice on the four test modules - reading, writing, listening and speaking. Apps available for Android and Apple devices (tablets only).

Library card number required.

Visit General Training to get started.

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Other sites for IELTS learners


*IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System.

IELTS official site

This site offers helpful information about how to prepare for IELTS exams, including sample questions for academic and general training modules.


Go to the IELTS Official Site

Canada Visa Practice Tests

This site provides video tutorials and free online practice tests. It also converts test results into IELTS Band Scores.

Visit Canada IELTS free practice tests

Exam English

This site features free tests that can be taken in either practice or test mode.

Visit Exam English


This site provides links to free online practice tests as well as sample questions with model answers.

Visit IELTS Exams