Reviews: books, films and music
How to add a review to the library catalogue
Would you like to share your thoughts about something you've borrowed from the library? Did you know that you can rate and review any item in the collection by following these steps?
- Search the catalogue for the item you'd like to review and click on the title to view the full record.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Add a review and / or rating.
- You'll need to enter your member number using the format A2000301xxxxxxxB and password which is your 8-digit date of birth ddmmyyyy
- Select a rating out of 5 from the drop-down menu, then add your review to the Comments section.
- Your review will then be sent to a library staff member for approval, which may take a few days.
Book reviews and recommendations
Reviews and recommendations from people in the book industry as well as other readers.
The Age book news and reviews
Australian Book Review book news and reviews
Bookish book recommendations and author interviews
Goodreads book reviews, recommendations, news; connect with other readers and authors
The Guardian book news and reviews
Inside a Dog reviews and recommendations for teens
Library Thing connects you with other readers
New York Times book news and reviews
The Times Literary Supplement book reviews and extracts
Film reviews and recommendations
The Age film reviews film news and reviews
BBC film news and reviews
Empire film news and reviews
The Guardian film news and reviews
Internet Movie Database (IMDB) popular source of movie information and reviews
Rotten Tomatoes reviews from the critics as well as audience scores
Music reviews and recommendations
The Age music reviews music news and reviews
The Guardian music news and reviews
New Musical Express (NME) music news and reviews
Rolling Stone music news and album reviews
Online book discussions and podcasts
Connect with other readers and hear from authors too.
Australian Book Review reviews, poetry, fiction, interviews and commentary
Better Reading a regular series of podcasts with popular and well known authors
The Book Shelf ABC Radio National reviews and book discussion program
Good Reading Magazine a regular series of podcasts with popular and well known authors
Goodreads connect with other readers and authors
The Guardian Books Blog well-regarded book blog from the Guardian newspaper
Hello sunshine online book club hosted by Reese Witherspoon
Mamamia Book Club discussions about books and interviews with authors
Melbourne City of Literature a guide to some great bookish podcasts
Melbourne Writer's Festival listen to some of your favourite festival events
The Monthly Book monthly book discussion session hosted by Ramona Koval
The New Yorker monthly reading and conversation with fiction editor of The New Yorker
Readings author interviews and event recordings