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