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Resources for book lovers

Use your library card to get free access to online resources for book lovers of all ages.

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Please note: some resources are only available when using a library computer or when logged in to library Wi-Fi.

For information on returning or renewing books, or reserving or requesting items, visit our Services page.

Books in Print

With details of more than 20 million books including in-print, out-of-print and upcoming titles, Books in Print is the world's largest online bibliographic database.

Log in at the Books in Print website using a library computer or while connected to the library Wi-Fi.

This is for use in the library only.
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Good Reading Online

This Australian literary website and magazine includes book reviews, author interviews and extracts from new releases.

Sign up at the Good Reading Online website using your library membership number.

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Newspapers and magazines

Read a range of online newspapers and magazines for free with your library membership.

NoveList plus

Visit this comprehensive source of expert book recommendations, reviews and discussion guides for book clubs.

Sign up at NoveList using your library membership number.

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Story Box Library

Watch videos of Australian stories read by some of Australia's favourite storytellers and performers. Recommended for children aged 3 to 12 years.

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Sign up on a mobile device

  1. Go to the Story Box Library website and log in using your library membership number.
  2. Enter your details to create a free Story Box Library account.
  3. Download the Story Box Library App from either the Apple App store website for iOS devices, or the Google Play website for Android devices.
  4. Select 'Get started', then select 'Log in with library access'.
  5. Choose 'Boroondara Library Service' and enter your membership number.
  6. Type in the password you created as part of your Story Box account creation in Step 2.

Sign up on a computer

  1. Sign up using your library membership number on the Story Box Library website.
  2. Enter your details to create a free Story Box Library account.

Book groups

We have some terrific resources especially for book groups.

  • Join a monthly book group to read and discuss books with other enthusiastic readers. Find out more on our Book groups page.

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