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

ABI Collection - Business Resources


Understanding the needs of researchers worldwide, ProQuest has grown the ABI/INFORM Collection into the

Access Video On Demand


Access Video On Demand: Offers public libraries an opportunity to give patrons something that was never feasible—an expansive collection of thousands of high-quality videos that complement the broad range of books in the libr

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.

Archives of Sexuality & Gender LGBT History & Culture Since 1940, Part 1


This fully-searchable collection brings together approximately 1.5 million pages of primary sources on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world, including many newsletters and periodicals published in Aust

Art And Architecture Source


A leading database for the study of art and architecture, this database provides full-text coverage of 770 full-text journals and more than 220 books.