eReading and eAudio

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Select from thousands of titles including Australian and international fiction and non-fiction, young adult and children's. Your library card is all you need to access thousands of eBooks that you can read online, or download to your own mobile phone, tablet or compatible eBook reader.

eBooks are available online 24/7 and can be accessed in the Library or from your own computer, compatible eBook reader or mobile device. Downloads are free for members. Titles automatically expire at end of the loan period and do not need to be "returned"

Leaf through the glossy pages of over 100 full colour popular eMagazine titles with RBDigital. Use your smartphone, tablet, PC or mac to download quality titles and browse at your leisure - free for members.

eBooks and eAudiobooks

Borrowbox Click to Access

Featuring Australian and international best-selling fiction for adults, young adults and children, titles can be enjoyed on the computer or downloaded to a supported portable device. Reserve or borrow up to 10 eAudiobooks and up to 10 eBooks every 3 weeks.

You can also access BorrowBox using the BorrowBox mobile app on your Apple or Android device from your appstore.  If you are using a PC or transferring to an eReader, you will need to download Adobe Digital Editions. For more information, access the BorrowBox Help page.

CSIRO Publishing In-Library Access Only

CSIRO Publishing is Australia's premier science publisher covering a wide range of disciplines including plant and animal sciences, farming, urban development and environmental management.

Your Randwick City Library membership provides you free access to a collection of 68 eBook titles. All the titles can be searched on our catalogue.

EBSCO eBooks Click to Access

With a collection of over 33,000 titles chosen specifically for public libraries, this general reference collection features fiction titles for both adults and juveniles, as well as best-selling and highly-recommended non-fiction titles. A wide range of subjects and topics are covered to meet various patron research needs, including substantial offerings in Self-Help, Health & Fitness, Games, Crafts & Hobbies, Medical, Cooking and Religion. This collection also features titles on Recreation and Leisure, Geography, Commerce, Finance, The Family, Marriage, Women, Folklore, Social and Public Welfare, and Home Economics.

indyreads / Odilo, from SLNSW Click to Access

indyreads is a collection of ebooks and eAudio from independent publishers, self-published authors, local writers, and Local History Library materials. All you need is your library card number and Password to borrow, download and start reading; anywhere, anytime. Titles are available through the library catalogue, as well as through the indyreads app for apple and android. If you are using a PC or transferring to an eReader, you will need to download Adobe Digital Editions.

read the user guide to idyreads / odilo online.

Infobase Click to Access

A great resource for a high school students and students studying English, Infobase has a large selection of HSC texts and critical views on literary figures including Jane Austen, Amy Tan, Aldous Huxley, Shakespeare and more. Infobase provides a Video Tutorial which might assist you to easily browse their collection.

Libby, by Overdrive Click to Access

Libby, by OverDrive provides access to thousands of best-selling and classic eAudiobooks and eBooks. Once a title is downloaded it will be accessible for up to three weeks. You can also download and access titles using the mobile app Libby on your Apple, Android or Windows 10 device. Other Computer users will need to download Adobe Digital Editions. For more information, access the OverDrive Help and Technical Support page.

Storybox Click to Access

Story Box Library is Australia's newest online resource that showcases Australian children's books, read by a diverse range of storytellers. Our growing library provides an authentic online literature experience that engages children in the traditional art of storytelling. New stories are added regularly, along with detailed classroom ideas linked to the Australian Curriculum.


Choice Online In-library Access Only

Information for Australian consumers on products for the home, babies and kids, computers, food, cars, health, money, and more.

RBDigital (formerly Zinio)  Click to Access

Use RBDigital to access a range of over 100 full colour popular magazines. Simply download & read on your smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac. Titles include: Men's Fitness, Home Beautiful, Better Homes and Gardens, Cosmopolitan, Elle, The Economist, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, National Geographic and Taste.

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