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.

360 Core eSummon 360 Link and Intota Assessment

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



ABI/INFORM Global is one of the most comprehensive business databases on the market. It includes in-depth coverage for over 3,535 publications, with more than 2,495 available in full text.

Academic Research Library


From business and political science to literature and psychology, ProQuest Research Library provides one-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects. The database includes more than 4,730 titlesover 3,315 in full textfrom 1971 forward.

Access Video On Demand


Streaming Video from Outstanding Producers for Public Libraries. Save yourself time and your library money with Access Video On Demand.

Air & Space and Smithsonian Magazine Archive


Bringing historic perspectives and the human story to digital life

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

Ancestry Library Edition


Ancestry Library Edition (ALE) is the result of a partnership between and ProQuest.

Anz Newsstand


ProQuest Australia & New Zealand Newsstand is the first online newspaper services to combine key national titles from Fairfax, News Ltd and ABC, with leading regional and local sources from Australia and New Zealand.

APAFT: Australian Public Affairs - Full Text

In 2014 RMIT Publishing took over the production of APAFT from the National Library of Australia. The resulting product has now been transitioned into a full text database in the full text (Collection) model.