On Holiday? Relax with a good eBook

Your library has titles you can download or read online, wherever you are, this holiday season!

eBooks and eAudio are indicated in your library catalogue search results by these two icons:

 The icons with the 'e' as part of the caption indicate the titles which are Electronic Resources, and as such, they can be used from anywhere you have an internet connection! No need to physically visit the library to use them.

The library holds two types of eBook and two types of eAudio book.

eBooks in the Gale Virtual Reference Library and CSIRO Publishing titles can be used directly from your search result list, each record has a link to it's online location.

Or search the catalogue for either of these collections and follow the link to the entire title list and search within them.

These eBooks can look like this 

OR this. 

All titles GVRL and CSIRO titles are available to anyone at anytime. There are no loan periods or waitlists.

eBooks from Overdrive do not open directly from the search results. First time users must look at the instructions supplied from the library's Overdrive Audiobooks and eBooks  Learn More link, to ensure setup is smooth.

Overdrive has a great range of Fiction and Non-fiction titles, which can be found via Encore or in Overdrive itself.

Overdrive allows you to borrow titles for a 3 week period, (shorter if you wish), renew them and place a hold on them, if they are out on loan. One can have a maximum of 10 titles out at a time, whether that is a mix of eBook or eAudio.

TIP: Overdrive titles do not appear on your regular library online account, a separate Overdrive account is created for each member and loans, returns and holds etc. are managed from there.

eAudio is also available from Overdrive, with the titles coming from over 2,000 publishers, (including HarperCollins, Random House & MacMillan) and new ones being added all the time, there is something for everyone.

eAudio is the only format available from OneClickDigital, so if you want something...anything... to listen to whilst on those long holiday drives, (or on your morning runs) browse through the range offered by OneClickDigital. First time around one needs to create a new account, which enables the creation of preferences, alerts and collection lists. A preview is provided so the reader's voice can be assessed before downloading!

Overdrive and OneClickDigital do require software to be downloaded to your PC or portable device on the first use. All the information required to access these convenient titles is contained on the library website under the menu option Online Resources.

Find eBooks or eAudio regardless of who supplies them!

eBooks and eAudio titles cover a wide range of subjects and fiction genres. All the eBook and eAudio titles are included, in the results of any search one conducts in the library's main discovery tool, Encore.
You  may recognise it by either of these screenshots;

Encore Home Page

Encore search box on the Library Home Page

If your search does not immediately show eBooks or eAudio books then use the tools above to limit your results to the material type you require.

Please ask staff, if you have any questions about these great resources