Library reopening 29 May 2020

Our libraries are closed. Find out how to borrow or return items.

Not sure what to read next? Stuck and looking for a recommendation or literary inspiration? Try these free podcasts for author interviews, book recommendations and more!

We have an extensive eBook and audio book collection you can access for free with your library card to keep you reading wherever you are. 

Podcasts about reading, books and authors

  • Good Reading Podcast - Listen to in depth interviews with authors about their books and the inspiration behind them. You can go straight to the most recent podcast or browse by your favourite genre. Did you know that with your library membership you can also access the digital edition of Good Reading Magazine? To log in, go to Good Reading Online.
  • Backlisted Discover great books from the past and learn why they have stood the test of time. These books are all in the public domain and can be accessed for free using great online resources such as Project Gutenberg.
  • The Bookshelf - Presented by Kate Evans and Cassie McCullagh on ABC National Radio every Friday, you can now listen anytime via the podcast. Listen to them discuss what they are reading, loving, or being challenged by.
  • The Readings Podcast - A great mix of event recordings, author interviews and recommendations from one of Melbourne’s favourite booksellers.
  • You’re Booked - The podcast for ‘literary nosy parkers’. Daisy Buchanan goes snooping through your favourite authors' bookshelves to find out which books they’ve loved, been inspired by, or never actually finished.
  • A Good Read  - It’s all in the title. This BBC Radio 4 program introduces you to favourite books and good reads as recommended by a variety of authors, musicians, comedians, actors and more.
  • The Guardian Books Podcast - From prize winners to bestselling authors this is a weekly look into the world of books from all genres of fiction and non-fiction.
  • The New Yorker: Fiction Podcast - Listen to authors and editor Deborah Treisman read and discuss fiction stories from past editions of the New Yorker. A great way to discover stories and authors you may otherwise never hear of.

Australian Writers Festival podcasts

Australia is home to several fantastic writers festivals. Access the podcast archive and be transported to the festival, right from home.

Our eResources

Once you've found some inspiration, it’s time to access our eResources. Our digital collections are accessible from your device at anytime.

Our library staff are available to assist you with eResource enquires on 9278 4666 during the temporary library closures.

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