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bolinda.jpg Maximum 8 loans
8 reservations
14 day loan period

Maximum 2 renewals 

*Titles can now be returned early (existing users will need to update their BorrowBox app to access this feature)

Search, borrow and enjoy the very best Australian and international authors from home, or on the go!

To borrow on mobile devices

  1. Download BorrowBox app from Apple app store or Google Play
  2. Sign in - Select your library, enter your library card number (5/ included) and password. Register email (a must!)
  3. Browse collection in app, borrow and download.

To borrow on PC:

  1. Download Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) and register
  2. Borrow and download through BorrowBox website
  3. Open file in ADE and read! Or, open ADE, plug in eBook reader and transfer files across.

New to BorrowBox 

Book cover: The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane
The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane

Lisa See

A thrilling new novel exploring the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple.

In her biggest seller, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Lisa See introduced the Yao people to her readers. Here she shares the customs of another Chinese ethnic minority, the Akha, whose world will soon change. A powerful story about a family, separated by circumstances, culture and distance, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane paints an unforgettable portrait of a little-known region and its people, and celebrates the bond that connects mothers and daughters.

Available as an eAudiobook

Book cover: The killer
The killer

Susan Wilkins

A heart-stopping crime thriller set in and around London which explores villainy from both sides of the law.

Kaz Phelps is on the run – from the past, from the legacy of her criminal family, from the haunting memories of her murdered lover. The police want her back in jail and her enemies want her dead. While standing by the grave of her gangster brother, Kaz realises she only has one option: to fight back. Nicci Armstrong was one of the Met’s best detectives until personal tragedy forced her to quit. Now she’s responsible for the security of the super-rich who use her city as a playground. She is one of the few people Kaz might trust. But Nicci’s biggest mistake yet is falling in love with a man she knows is only using her. Meanwhile, as envious rivals back home plot against him, a Russian billionaire searches for a special gift to keep the Kremlin onside, a disgraced politician dreams of revenge and a Turkish drug baron plots to purge his dishonour with blood.

Available as an eBook or eAudiobook

Book cover: The scent of you
The scent of you

Maggie Alderson

Perfume blogger Polly is in crisis. Will her husband’s absence break her ... or make her? A tale of perfumes, exploring life, love, loss and forgiveness.

On New Year’s Eve, Polly Mackay is contemplating her life. She had been happily married with two grown-up children, a thriving business as a perfume blogger, and a glamorous, ageing, ex-model mother who keeps things ... interesting. But when her husband announced that he needed time away from her and promptly vanished, everything she took for granted was thrown into disarray.

Available as an eBook

Book cover: Bear Grylls adventures, vol. 1
Bear Grylls Adventures, vol. 1

Bear Grylls

The first two thrilling adventures in the brand-new collectible series for children, from survival expert and Chief Scout Bear Grylls.

Each audiobook in this fun new series from Bear Grylls follows a different child on an outdoor activity camp. This volume features two exciting adventures: The Blizzard Challenge: Olly hates activity camp and its pointless activities. But then Olly gets given a magical compass he’s magically transported to a high mountain range where he meets survival expert Bear Grylls. The Desert Challenge: Sophie loves activity camp ... but is terrified of insects. Then, when she’s given a compass by one of the other boys on the campsite, Sophie is magically transported to the desert where giant camel spiders, deadly scorpions and sandfish are impossible to avoid!

Available as an eAudiobook

Book cover: Hidden figures
Hidden figures

Margot Lee Shetterly

eBook Title of the Month ... Hidden figures

Set amid the civil rights movement, this is the neverbefore-told true story of NASA’s African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America’s space program.

Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as ‘Human Computers’, calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African-American women. Segregated from their white counterparts, these ‘coloured computers’ used pencil and paper to write the equations that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Moving from World War II through NASA’s golden age, touching on the civil rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War and the women’s rights movement, Hidden Figures interweaves a rich history of humankind’s greatest adventure with the intimate stories of four courageous women whose work forever changed the world.

Available as eBook

Book cover: Frogkisser

Garth Nix

Children's eBook Title of the Month ... Frogkisser by Garth Nix

A rollicking fantasy-adventure by the master of children’s speculative fiction.

Talking dogs. Mischievous wizards. An evil stepstepfather. Loads and loads of toads. Such is the life of a Frogkisser. Princess Anya needs to see a wizard about a frog. It’s not her frog, it’s her sister’s. And it’s not a frog, it’s actually a prince. A prince who was once in love with Anya’s sister, but has now been turned into a frog by their evil stepstepfather. And Anya has made a ‘sister promise’ that she will find a way to return Prince Denholm to human form... So begins an exciting, hilarious, irreverent quest through the Kingdom of Trallonia and out the other side, in a fantastical tale for all ages, full of laughs and danger, surprises and delights, and an immense population of frogs.

Available as an eBook or eAudiobook

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Overdrive eBooks

Maximum 5 loans
5 reservations
14 day loan period
No renewals (titles can be returned early) 

To borrow on mobile devices:

  1. Download Overdrive app from Apple app store or Google Play
  2. Create account using email and set password. Go to your email and click the link sent from Overdrive to verify account
  3. Choose which library you want to associate with the App (you can add many)
  4. To browse and borrow, the app brings you to the Overdrive page on the library website. To borrow you will need to log in with you library card number (5/ included) and password.
  5. Once you've borrowed an item you will need to download it. Return to the App bookshelf to read. (The item will not appear in your App bookshelf unless you download!)

To borrow on PC

  1. Download Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) and register
  2. Borrow and download through the Overdrive website
  3. Open file in ADE and read! Or, open ADE, plug in eBook reader and transfer files across.

Click here for a full list of supported devices. As yet, there is no Kindle support for Overdrive's eBooks - please feel free to contact Amazon directly in relation to this kindle-publiclibraries-feedback@amazon.com

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eBook Travel Guides

Whether sitting in your armchair or touring Amsterdam access over 90 online travel guides anywhere, anytime.

Whether sitting in your armchair or touring Amsterdam, access over 90 online travel guides anywhere, anytime.

ComicsPlus: Library Edition


Borrow Digital Comics anytime, anywhere, with your library card.

Thousands of digital comic books are available with a click of your mouse or a tap of your finger with ComicsPlus: Library Edition.

All you need is your library card and a web browser to get started.

Local stories


Recalling the journey eBook

23 unforgettable stories of migration by and about people who, after weeks at sea, disembarked at Station Pier in Port Melbourne.

A publication of Multicultural Arts Victoria - this item can only be read online.

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