Read an ebook or listen to an eaudiobook on your device wherever you are. All you need is your library card, a device, and internet access.
You can access two digital collections with your library membership, Libby and BorrowBox. These collections are easy to use, items are available 24/7, and books are conveniently returned automatically when due.
Check across both collections if you are seeking a specific title. You will often find a book in both collections and they may have different availability.
Read ebooks and listen to eaudiobooks instantly from our library. Download the free Libby app on your phone or tablet.
Like magazines? You can access Digital Magazines using Libby also.
Libby has more than 3000 magazine titles in more than 15 languages.
BorrowBox is home to the greatest Australian and international authors of the world’s best ebooks and eaudiobooks.
What you can borrow
How many items
ebooks & eaudiobooks
15 items total
ebooks & eaudiobooks
8 ebooks + 8 eaudiobooks
- What you need
A compatible device with internet access.
The relevant free software or app installed on your device.
- for Macs and PCs download Adobe Digital Editions. You will need to register for an Adobe User ID also. Titles can then be transferred to a variety of ebook devices.
- for compatible tablets or smartphones: the Libby app and/or BorrowBox app which can be downloaded free from your device’s app store (e.g. iTunes or Google Play).
- How it works
1. Browse or search the digital collections: Libby or BorrowBox .
2. Download to a tablet using the Libby app or the BorrowBox app; OR Transfer to ereading devices from your computer using Adobe Digital Editions.
3. You can borrow up to 8 ebooks and 8 eaudiobooks from BorrowBox. You can borrow up to 15 ebooks or eaudiobooks from Libby.
4. Maximum loan period is 21 days (Libby) or 14 days (BorrowBox).
5. Titles will be automatically returned at the end of the lending period.
Having trouble accessing the digital collections? These quick fixes resolve most issues customers have using ebooks.
- Confirm your log in details are correct.
- To log in, use your library card number, including the '000' at the start of the number, and your password.
- Double check you have the right password. Try logging in to your library account to check that your password is correct. If it does not work, reset your password. Then try to log into the digital library again.
- Check your app is up to date.
- Visit your App Store.
- Search for the app (Libby or BorrowBox).
- If the button says 'Update', you will need to update the app. Once you have updated the app, try logging in again.
- Check your operating system is up to date.
- Go to 'Settings' in your device.
- Find 'software update' and update, try logging in again.
- Still not working?
- Try turning your device off and on again.
- Try deleting the app and reloading it.
- If the app is still not working, please contact us for assistance. Library staff are available Monday to Friday 9am-5pm (excluding public holidays) to assist you.
In An Insider's Plague Year, Nobel laureate and prominent COVID-19 authority Professor Peter Doherty recounts his response to the pandemic as it developed from January 2020-February 2021. As citizens and governments around the world suddenly became acutely dependent on the capacity of scientists to understand and recommend appropriate public health policy responses to the disease, Doherty and his team were at the forefront. In his always conversational style, Doherty systematically provides a deep understanding of the virus and of the numerous areas of knowledge that have been brought together in the fight against it. Rendering complex medical and scientific issues accessible and providing a fascinating glimpse into how health experts have worked with governments to control and manage the challenge, Doherty also turns his mind to what we can hope for in the months and years ahead, considering even larger questions about the pivotal role of science in our lives.
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Dear Son shares heartfelt letters written by First Nations men about life, masculinity, love, culture and racism. Along with his own vivid prose and poetry, author and editor Thomas Mayor invites 12 contributors to write a letter to their son or father, bringing together a range of perspectives that offers the greatest celebration of First Nations manhood. This thoughtful anthology comes at a time when First Nations peoples are starting to break free of derogatory stereotypes and find solace in their communities and cultures. It is a gentle and loving book for all families, no matter where they call home.
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Rachel E Menzies & Ross G Menzies
The human mind can grapple with the future, visualising and calculating solutions to complex problems, giving us tremendous advantages over other species throughout our evolution. However, this capability comes with a curse. By five to ten years of age, all humans know where they are heading: to the grave. In Mortals, Rachel Menzies and Ross Menzies, both acclaimed psychologists whose life's work has focused on death anxiety, examine all the major human responses to death across history. From the development of religious systems denying the finality of death, to 'immortality projects' involving enduring art, architecture and literature, some of the consequences of our fear of death have been glorious while others have been destructive, leading to global conflicts and genocide. Looking forward, Mortals hypothesises that worse could be to come-our unconscious dread of death has led to rampant consumerism and overpopulation, driving the global warming and pandemic crises that now threaten our very existence. In a terrible irony, Homo sapiens may ultimately be destroyed by our knowledge of our own mortality.
My Life with the Walter Boys centers on the prim, proper, and always perfect Jackie Howard. When her world is turned upside down by tragedy, Jackie must learn to cut loose and be part of a family again.
Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned. Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. His path was never meant to cross with Lou's, but a wicked stunt forces them into an impossible union—holy matrimony.
Scott Hamilton, Stuart Kells
The Murray-Darling Basin is Australia's greatest environmental asset. The story of water in Australia is written into its ancient rivers, creeks and wetlands. It's home to more than forty Indigenous nations, and it covers an area bigger than France. It is the beating heart of our regions and sustains 40 per cent of our food production. In 2012 Australia signed up to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, a scheme designed to create a market for the Basin's water and to safeguard the environment. But the Plan has gone horribly wrong. It has sold our farmers and rural communities down the river. It has contributed to appalling environmental damage on the planet's driest inhabited continent. It has allowed a ruthless market to form, exploited by traders who buy and sell water as if it were a currency like Bitcoin. Scott Hamilton and Stuart Kells, both experts in public policy, have interviewed irrigators, farmers, Traditional Custodians and water traders to tell this disastrous story. In doing so, they bring to light how we have failed to protect our most precious natural resource. You can't understand Australia without understanding water. Sold Down the River is compulsory reading for all of us.
Bestselling novelist Garth Nix returns to the Old Kingdom for the never-before-told love story of Sabriel’s parents, Tericel and Elinor, and the charter magic that brought them together—and threatened to tear them apart. A long-awaited prequel to a classic fantasy series.
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'He did kill. Kill and kill and kill.' Tess's number one priority has always been her three-year-old daughter Poppy. But splitting up with Poppy's father Jason means that she cannot always be there to keep her daughter safe. When she finds a disturbing drawing, dark and menacing, among her daughter's brightly coloured paintings, Tess is convinced that Poppy has witnessed something terrible. Something that her young mind is struggling to put into words. But no one will listen. It's only a child's drawing, isn't it? Tess will protect Poppy, whatever the price. But when she doesn't know what, or who, she is protecting her from, how can she possibly know who to trust . . . ?
Bonnie Hindmarsh, Erin Cayless, Lana Taylor
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