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BorrowBox eBooks

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: Those pleasant girls
Those pleasant girls

Lia Weston

She's got an icing gun and she's not afraid to use it.

Evie Pleasant, nee Bouvier, is back in town. In a figure-hugging skirt, high heels and a pin-up hairdo, she's unrecognisable from the wild child who waged war on Sweet Meadow in her youth. She's made a promise to herself: 'No swearing. No drinking. No stealing. No fires.' Trailing a reluctant 16-year-old daughter and armed with cake making equipment, Evie's divorce and impending poverty has made her desperate enough to return to Sweet Meadow to seduce her former partner-in-crime and start again. But the townsfolk have long memories and the renegade ex-boyfriend is now the highly-respected pastor. Evie's cakes have a job to do.

Available as an eBook

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American war

Omar El Akkad

A second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle - a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself.

Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, that unmanned drones fill the sky. And when her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons, she quickly begins to be shaped by her particular time and place until, finally, through the influence of a mysterious functionary, she is turned into a deadly instrument of war.

Available as an eBook

Book cover: Domina
Domina

L. S. Hilton

Judith Rashleigh returns in the stunning new thriller from the author of the worldwide # 1 bestseller, Maestra.

She thought her troubles were over ... they're only just getting started. Judith Rashleigh has made it. Living a life of luxury amidst the splendour of Venice, she's just starting to grow comfortable. Which is when her past catches up with her. Someone knows what Judith's done. Facing blackmail, Judith can only save herself by finding a priceless picture – unfortunately one she's convinced doesn't exist. And she isn't the only one seeking it. This time, Judith isn't in control. Outflanked and out-thought, outrun and outgunned, she faces an enemy more powerful and more ruthless than she ever imagined. And if she doesn't win, she dies.

Available as an eAudiobook

Book cover: I funny TV
I funny TV

James Patterson

Jamie Grimm has hit the big time in book four of the #1 bestselling I Funny series!

Jamie Grimm has finally accomplished his dream of proving himself the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic, and the sky's the limit from there. Enter a couple of TV executives with a huge plan for Jamie: a new show about Jamie and his oddball friends! But when Jamie struggles to learn the acting ropes, will it be an early curtain call for the biggest show of the decade?

Available as an eAudiobook

Book cover: Hidden figures
First we make the beast beautiful

Sarah Wilson

eBook Title of the Month ... First, we make the beast beautiful

The world’s foremost writer on the dangers of sugar discovers the hidden value and advantages of being an anxious person.

Sarah Wilson - bestselling author and entrepreneur, intrepid solver of problems and investigator of how to live a better life - has helped over 650,000 people across the world to quit sugar. She has also been an anxiety sufferer her whole life. In her new book, she directs her intense focus and fierce investigatory skills onto this lifetime companion of hers, looking at the triggers and treatments, the fashions and fads. She reads widely and interviews fellow sufferers, mental health experts, philosophers, and even the Dalai Lama, processing all she learns through the prism her own experiences.

Sarah pulls at the thread of accepted definitions of anxiety, and unravels the notion that it is a difficult, dangerous disease that must be medicated into submission. Ultimately, she re-frames anxiety as a spiritual quest rather than a burdensome affliction, a state of yearning that will lead us closer to what really matters.

Practical and poetic, wise and funny, this is a small book with a big heart. It will encourage the myriad sufferers of the world’s most common mental illness to feel not just better about their condition, but delighted by the possibilities it offers for a richer, fuller life.

Available as eBook

Book cover: The silent invasion
The silent invasion

James Bradley

Teenage eBook Title of the Month ... Silent invasion by James Bradley

It’s 2027 and the human race is dying. To save her little sister, 16-year-old Callie must embark on the most perilous journey of her life.

Plants, animals and humans have been infected by spores from space and become part of a vast alien intelligence. When 16-year-old Callie discovers her little sister Gracie has been infected, she flees with Gracie to the Zone to avoid termination by the ruthless officers of Quarantine. What Callie finds in the Zone will alter her irrevocably, and send her on a journey to the stars and beyond. The first book in a heart-stopping and suspenseful YA trilogy from award-winning author James Bradley.

Available as an eBook

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Overdrive eBooks

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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

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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

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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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