Digital resources for young people


Studiosity is an online tutoring service available for our members in years three to 12. Assistance is available in English, Maths, Science and also for research and study skills.

Students can upload a draft of their essay or assignment and receive expert feedback in less than 24 hours. Live online chat support is available from 3pm to 10pm, Sunday to Friday.

To access Studiosity, use your library card number and PIN/password to log in to the website or download the app and follow these instructions:

How to access Studiosity

  1. Download the Studiosity app to your device via the App Store or Google Play.
  2. Alternatively, visit Studiosity via our website and sign in with your library barcode and pin.
  3. Agree to Terms and Conditions
  4. If using the app, click 'Get app link code' and note the 8 digit number shown.
  5. Open app and choose 'App Link Code' and enter 8 digit number
  6. Choose 'wi-fi only' or 'wi-fi and mobile'.
  7. You're now ready to 'Ask a question'.

Need more help? Download the Getting started with Studiosity(PDF, 2MB) fact sheet. 

Studiosity tools

There are three tools inside this platform: Study Quizzes, Connect Live and Writing Feedback:

Study Quizzes

Practice core skills in a variety of subjects using curriculum-based practice tests that you can take at any time.  

Connect Live Service

Chat online with a subject specialist from 3pm to 12am, the specialists can assist with English, Maths and Science. In addition, a Study Coach available that can help with essential study skills. From 7pm to 12am, you can connect to a subject specialist who can assist with Commerce, Statistics, Economics and Accounting. 


Writing Feedback service

Upload a piece of your writing for review and receive it back within 24 hours. It can be on any topic and the markers will review spelling, grammar, punctuation, structure and overall clarity of the writing. 


If you are an audio-visual learner, try Kanopy. Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service that offers library members free access to a large collection of movies, independent films and documentaries.

New films are added to the service each month. You can stream documentaries on biology, mathematics, politics, current affairs, ESL and modern and ancient languages.

Sign up with your library card number and an email address.

Getting started with Kanopy

  1. Visit the Cessnock Kanopy website or download the app to your device via Google Play or the App store
  2. Sign up to create an account with your library card.


  • You have 10 play credits each month. You have three days to view each film. Play credits reset each month.
  • While use of Kanopy is free, members are responsible for managing their own data.
  • Kids Mode allows parents to lock the platform to ensure younger audiences don’t access the full platform. Kanopy Kids is designed for pre-schoolers and up.
  • Your dashboard tracks your watch list, viewing history and play credits.
  • Most films do not receive an Australian classification due to their non-theatrical release. Guides are available to assist users with their selections. Create clips or playlists to use later. Transcripts and captions are available.



Kanopy video tutorial

Britannica Library

Britannica Library is a safe, up-to-date and age-appropriate information resource for patrons of all ages. Discover encyclopedia articles, journals and periodicals, multimedia, primary sources, atlas, dictionary and other resources that support research at all levels.


Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier is a leading multidisciplinary research database. It provides journals, magazines and other valuable resources.

ANZ Points of View Australia/New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue.

Library collection - Items for loan

Use your library card to loan non-fiction books and study guides on all school curriculum subjects. We also have a great collection of young adult fiction and other media for study breaks.