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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: Home fire
Home Fire
Kamila Shamsie

Long listed The Man Booker prize 2017

Isma is free. After years spent raising her twin siblings in the wake of their mother's death, she is finally studying in America, resuming a dream long deferred. But she can't stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London – or their brother, Parvaiz, who's disappeared in pursuit of his own dream: to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew. Then Eamonn enters the sisters' lives. Handsome and privileged, he inhabits a London worlds away from theirs. As the son of a powerful British Muslim politician, Eamonn has his own birthright to live up to – or defy. Is he to be a chance at love? The means of Parvaiz's salvation? Two families' fates are inextricably, devastatingly entwined in this searing novel. A contemporary reimagining of Sophocles' Antigone, Home Fire is an urgent, fiercely compelling story of loyalties torn apart when love and politics collide – confirming Kamila Shamsie as a master storyteller of our times.

Available as an eBook

Book cover: Good me bad me
Good me bad me
Ali Land


Annie's mother is a serial killer. The only way she can make it stop is to hand her in to the police. But out of sight is not out of mind. As her mother's trial looms, the secrets of her past won't let Annie sleep, even with a new foster family and name - Milly. A fresh start. Now, surely, she can be whoever she wants to be. But Milly's mother is a serial killer. And blood is thicker than water. Good me, bad me. She is, after all, her mother's daughter...

Available as an eBook

Book cover: Red dog: true blue
Red dog: true blue

Louis de Bernières

From the author of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and a prequel to Red Dog comes this spellbinding story of a young boy and his dog adventuring through the outback.

When a family tragedy means Mick is sent to the outback to live with his Granpa, it looks as if he has a lonely life ahead of him. The cattle station is a tough place for a child, where nature is brutal and the men must work hard in the heat and dust. However, after a cyclone hits, things change for Mick. Exploring the floodwaters, he finds a lost puppy covered in mud and half-drowned. Mick and his dog immediately become inseparable as they take on the adventures offered by their unusual home, and the business of growing up, together.

Available as an eAudiobook

Book cover: The pearl thief
The pearl thief

Elizabeth Wein

From the internationally-acclaimed bestselling author of Code Name Verity comes a stunning new story of pearls, love and murder.

This beautiful and evocative novel is the story of the irrepressible and unforgettable Julie, set in the year before the Second World War and the events of Code Name Verity. It is also a powerful portrayal of a community under pressure and one girl’s determination for justice.

Available as an eBook or eAudiobook

Book cover: Work strife balance
Work strife balance

Mia Freeman

eBook Title of the Month ... Work strife balance

This book is for every woman who’s been told success is as simple as Lean In, Say Yes, Live Your Best Life, Beat Your Fear, Follow Your Dream ... and then feel #soblessed.

It’s for guilty friends, bad mums, crap wives, imperfect feminists, rebellious daughters and any girl with a big mouth and at least one foot in it. It’s for any woman who’s ever asked: ‘Am I the only one who isn’t quite coping?’

Here is Mia Freedman’s low road to the top – a fearless, hilarious, inspiring and surprising collection of modern misadventures to read, relate to and rejoice in, then share with all the women in your life.

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 lost kingdom of Bamarra
The lost kingdom of Bamarre

Gail Carson Levine

Teenage eBook Title of the Month ... The lost kingdom of Bamarre

In this compelling and thought-provoking fantasy set in the world of The Two Princesses of Bamarre, Newbery Honorwinning author Gail Carson Levine introduces a spirited heroine who must overcome deeply rooted prejudice – including her own – to heal her broken country.

Peregrine strives to live up to the ideal of her people, the Latki – and to impress her parents: affectionate Lord Tove, who despises only the Bamarre, and stern Lady Klausine. Perry runs the fastest, speaks her mind and doesn’t give much thought to the castle’s Bamarre servants, whom she knows to be weak and cowardly. But just as she’s about to join her father on the front lines, she is visited by the fairy Halina, who reveals that Perry isn’t Latki-born. She is Bamarre. The fairy issues a daunting challenge: against the Lakti power, Perry must free her people from tyranny.

Available as an eBook

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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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