e-books and e-magazines

Your library has a great range of e-books, e-audiobooks and e-magazines for you to download FREE, with your library card.  

e-books & e-audiobooks from Bolinda | e-books from Axis 360 |  e-books from Cloud Library | e-magazines from Zinio | Choice magazine online through Flipstercomics/graphic novels from Comics Plus | Other Free e-downloads


Bolinda digital

 

e-books and e-audiobooks from Bolinda (Borrowbox)

Over 3,000 titles in a range of genres and for all ages, are available for download, from classic titles to newer releases.
  • Download up to 4 titles of each format (e-books, e-audiobooks) per fortnight.
  • Two week loan.  
  • Place holds and you will notified when the title is available for download.
  • They can be downloaded to your computer or laptop, but for ebooks you will need to install the free Adobe Digital Editions, which requires a separate download and login. You can also transfer the e-book to an e-reader.
  • The BorrowBox app is available free for mobile devices such as iPads, tablets and smart phones - it can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.
  • You can return items early or cancel holds - through the app or on the website (not through Adobe Digital Editions).

Bolinda titles can NOT be downloaded to Kindles or Kindle Fires - due to Amazon's licensing restrictions.

e-books User guide  | e-audiobooks User guide | e-books Troubleshooting guide | Downloading to a computer/e-reader (video)

 


 

e-books from Axis 360

Library collections staff have selected a wide range of titles, including a good range of both fiction and non-fiction titles. There is something available for all ages and for a variety of interests.

  • Download up to 4 e-books per fortnight
  • Two week loan.  
  • Place holds and you will notified when the title is available for download. 
  • There is a Windows app for desktop computers or laptops (Mac coming soon) but you will need to install the free Adobe Digital Editions, which requires a separate download and login if you want to transfer titles to an e-reader. 
  • The Axis 360 app is available free for mobile devices such as iPads, tablets and smart phones - it can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play
  • You can returns items early (after five days loan) and cancel holds at anytime, on the website or on the App (not through Adobe Digital Editions).

Axis360 titles can NOT be downloaded to Kindles - due to Amazon's licensing restrictions, unless it is a Kindle Fire or Kindle HD.

Axis 360 App FAQ | Axis 360 Support on YouTube | Getting Started with Axis 360 | Axis 360 Help

 


Cloud Library logo

 

e-books from Cloud Library

Over 400 titles in a range of genres and for all ages, are available for download, from classic titles to newer releases.
  • Download up to 4 titles per fortnight.
  • Two week loan.  
  • Place holds and you will notified when the title is available for download.
  • They can be downloaded to your computer or laptop and you can also transfer the e-book to an e-reader.
  • The Cloud Library app is available free for Apple devices, Android devices, Windows and Mac - it can be downloaded from the Cloud Library website.
  • You can return items early or cancel holds - through the app or on the website.

Cloud Library titles can NOT be downloaded to Kindles - due to Amazon's licensing restrictions.  There is however, an App for the Kindle Fire ONLY!

e-books Quick guide  | e-books User guide | apps 

 


Zinio digital magazinese-magazines from Zinio

We now have over 130 magazine titles, with the latest issue FREE for you to read through Zinio, the world's largest newsstand.

Includes both Australian and international titles, for a range of ages and interests.

  • Current Issues — in full-colour digital format
  • Easy browsing — Browse your library's collection of titles,  search for your favorite magazines by title or use the convenient category feature to find new magazines which meet your interests
  • Manage your collection — Using your account, checkout the magazines you choose and read them instantly on your computer or access the content on a portable media device. 
  • No limits — Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you wish

All FREE with your library card.

Alternatively, download the 'Zinio for Libraries App' for your smart device. Note: the app works with the website to login, borrow and download.  You will need to be registered for Zinio via our website first - see these instructions for more information.

Watch a tutorial  |  User guide | Quick Reference Guide | Zinio for Libraries video

 


 

Choice magazine online through Flipster

CHOICE Magazine has been helping consumers make better purchasing decisions since it was established in 1959.Choice magazine

It's packed with the latest consumer news, in-depth investigations, and a selection of our latest product tests and reviews in easy-to-read tables, from baby furniture and dishwashers to TV streaming services.

Access Choice free online through your library.  Read it through a browser and if not in the library, use your library card number to login. If you like, you can opt to read if offline using the Flipster app.  (you MUST access Choice through the library website on a browser first, then go to the menu and select Open in App for offline reading.)

Back issues can be accessed through the current issue.  Open the current magazine through a web browser, then at right click on All Issues and click on the issue you want to access.

 

Android | Apple

Flipster FAQ

 

 


Comics Plus

Comics Plus is a digital collection of over 13,000 comics and graphic novels, including over 4,000 from DC Comics.

Access is free to library users with a current library card.

Comics PlusComics Plus comes from the same company that has given us Zinio e-magazines, so some of the same conditions apply.

  • Unlimited access to all titles
  • No limits on checkout
  • Titles available for all ages
  • Register once, then use email and password (if already registered with Zinio, you use the same login details)

However, other conditions include:

  • Titles are accessible for one week only 
  • Titles are streamed, not downloaded, but are accessible through any web browser software

New issues and publications will be added weekly.

There is content for a wide variety of ages - up to age 17 - please be aware of this content for younger users

There are no apps for this service at this time - access is only streamed and only through a web browser with a live internet connection.

 


Other free e-downloads

Otherwise, there are many other free e-books available elsewhere on the Internet:

  • borrow from the Electronic Book Library, courtesy of the State Library of Victoria (must join, but can do so online)
  • e-audiobooks - if your device has sound capabilities, for your listening pleasure, you can download four e-audiobooks per two weeks (User Guide) - or find them directly by searching e-audiobook in our catalogue (

You can also check out a huge range of free eBooks online at:

  • Project Gutenberg: wide range of public domain titles, freely accessible
  • FreeBook Sifter: easily discover the 35,000+ free e-books on Amazon, for the Kindle or other eReader
  • Internet Archive: the largest digital library to download free e-books
  • Google Books: the largest digital library to download free e-books
  • BookRix: over 95,000 new books written by the community's 371,000 members. Including foreign language and audiobooks
  • Free e-Books.net: a combination of older titles as well as brand new books written by some its members
  • Mobipocket: thousands of free titles in English and American literature and in the genres of Romance, Children's, World History and more
  • Munseys: links to thousands of out-of-print books, with over 1,500 pulp era novels. 
  • University of Pennsylvania Books Page: lists over 1 million free e-books to read and download
  • Open Library: over 1 million classic literature free e-books to download
  • eBooks at Adelaide: the online library of the University of Adelaide, offers free classic literature, philosophy, science and medicine e-books
  • Bartleby: provides the encyclopedia of world history and Harvard classics
  • Bibliomania: offers over 2000 free electronic documents, as well as research results
  • ManyBooks: ads free library to download over 29,000 free ebooks

You can also check out the numerous online websites that point to free online e-books, including 446 Places for free books online.