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Your library membership gives you free access to a large collection of online audio books (talking books) and eBooks.

Choose a collection from the list below and follow the instructions to download items to your phone, tablet, eReader or computer.

Please note: Library eBooks and audio books are not compatible with Kindle. 

Overdrive

Overdrive is an extensive collection of fiction and non-fiction eBooks and online audio books for adults, teens and children. Use Overdrive's mobile app Libby to take the collection with you with.

To access eBooks and online audio books via phone/tablet

  1. Download the Libby app to your device. 
  2. Tap hi.
  3. Select find my library and type in Boroondara Library Service.
  4. Search a title and borrow it by using:
    • your membership number - the 14-digit barcode number (no spaces) from the back of your library card.
    • your 6-digit PIN (your date of birth in DDMMYY format) or your password. If you've forgotten your password, you can reset your password.

To access eBooks via PC/laptop or eReader

  1. Install Adobe Digital Editions onto your computer.
  2. Create an Adobe ID.
  3. Open Adobe Digital Editions and click on help>authorize computer, select Adobe ID from the dropdown menu and enter your Adobe ID and password.
  4. Go to Overdrive eBooks and sign in using:
    • your membership number - the 14-digit barcode number (no spaces) from the back of your library card.
    • your 6-digit PIN (your date of birth in DDMMYY format) or your password. If you've forgotten your password, you can reset your password.
  5. Select a title, click borrow and go to loans.
  6. Download the eBook.
  7. Click open when asked if you want to open or save the .acsm file.
  8. Start reading or transfer the eBook to your eReader device (not compatible with Kindle).

To transfer to an eReader:

  • Attach the eReader to your computer.
  • Once the device name appears in the list on the left side of Adobe Digital Editions just drag the eBook onto the device.
  • Disconnect the eReader and start reading.

To access online audio books via PC/laptop

  1. Go to Overdrive eBooks and login using:
    • your membership number - the 14-digit barcode number (no spaces) from the back of your library card.
    • your 6-digit PIN (your date of birth in DDMMYY format) or your password. If you've forgotten your password, you can reset your password.
  2. Select a title, click borrow and go to loans.
  3. Select listen in browser. Please Note: you will need to download the Libby app to your phone or tablet to listen to MP3 files.

If you need more information, visit the Overdrive website help page.

Bolinda Borrow Box

Bolinda Borrow Box is a collection of high quality fiction and non-fiction eBooks and online audio books for adults, teens and children.

To access eBooks and online audio books via phone/tablet

  1. Download the BorrowBox app.
  2. Find Boroondara Libraries and login using:
    • your membership number - the 14-digit barcode number (no spaces) from the back of your library card.
    • your 6-digit PIN (your date of birth in DDMMYY format) or your password. If you've forgotten your password, you can reset your password.
  3. Search for a title, tap borrow and then download now.

To access eBooks via PC/laptop or eReader

  1. Install Adobe Digital Editions onto your computer.
  2. Create an Adobe ID.
  3. Open Adobe Digital Editions and click on help>authorize computer, select Adobe ID from the dropdown menu and enter your Adobe ID and password.
  4. Go to Bolinda Borrow Box and sign in using:
    • your membership number - the 14-digit barcode number (no spaces) from the back of your library card.
    • your 6-digit PIN (your date of birth in DDMMYY format) or your password. If you've forgotten your password, you can reset your password.
  5. Search for a title, click borrow, confirm eBook loan and then download for eReader.
  6. Click open when asked if you want to open or save the .acsm file.
  7. Start reading or transfer the eBook to your eReader device (not compatible with Kindle). 

To transfer to an eReader:

  • Attach the eReader to your computer.
  • Once the device name appears in the list on the left side of Adobe Digital Editions just drag the eBook onto the device.
  • Disconnect the eReader and start reading.

To access online audio books via PC/laptop

  1. Go to Bolinda Borrow Box and login using:
    • your membership number - the 14-digit barcode number (no spaces) from the back of your library card.
    • your 6-digit PIN (your date of birth in DDMMYY format) or your password. If you've forgotten your password, you can reset your password.
  2. Search for a title, click borrowconfirm eAudiobook loan and then download complete eAudiobook or download in parts
  3. Click open when asked if you want to open or save the zip file.
  4. Follow the instructions located in the BD user guide to transfer the audio files into iTunes, Windows Media Player or your portable audio device.

If you need more information, visit the Bolinda website help page.

Story Box Library

Story Box Library features engaging Australian stories read by some of Australia's finest storytellers in video format. Cheeky, charming and a whole lot of fun! Recommended for children aged 3-12 years.

To login

Go to Story Box Library and enter your membership number - the 14-digit barcode number (no spaces) from the back of your library card.

 

View our eResource A to Z listing.

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