Consortia eResources negotiates Consortia Opt-in Offers on behalf of the NSW Public Library Network.  These offers provide significant discounts to public libraries and a diverse range of digital content to suit the information needs of the communities served.

Libraries can select appropriate digital content in a range of formats including: electronic journals, newspapers, eBook, eAudio, online video and music.

Products are selected in consultation with the NSW Content Working Group and state-wide trials are arranged for the majority of products offered.  Products trialled are assessed for their suitability for use in public libraries with particular emphasis placed upon the product interface, ease of use, search functionality and the appropriateness and quality of the content.

A number of Consortia Opt-in Offer products have not been evaluated and this is indicated on the product page.   Non evaluated products are offered by some vendors as a component of their annual Consortia Opt-in Offer package.    Libraries interested in non-evaluated products are encouraged to request a trial from the vendor in order to undertake their own evaluation.  


The best way to keep up to date with trials and related eResources information is to subscribe to the NSW Public Library Database Contacts LISTSERV.

Oxford Research Encyclopedias


The Oxford Research Encyclopedias offer long-form overview articles written and edited by leading scholars and researchers, addressing both foundational and cutting-edge topics across the major disciplines.

Key Features of the OREs:

360 Core eSummon 360 Link and Intota Assessment

360 Core is the foundation for your access, management, and assessment services

American National Biography


 American National Biography offers portraits of more than 19,000 men and women, from all eras and walks of life, whose lives have shaped American history and culture.

AMES World Wide English


English for work, study and life in global environments

Develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills

Complete challenging interactive grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation activities

APAFT: Australian Public Affairs - Full Text

Informit APAFT (Australian Public Affairs Full Text) brings together over 560 journals covering Australia's political, economic and social affairs.

Art And Architecture Source


Art & Architecture Source is the largest full-text art research database covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as architecture and architectural design.

Asian Film Online: Volume I


Asian Film Online: Volume I features nearly 600 hours of film from 24 different countries.  More than 75% of these titles stream exclusively in Asian Fim Online, and more than 60% are award winners.