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We have a range of eBooks, eAudio books, digital magazines, and more available for you to use for free.

Almost all can be used from home or anywhere that has internet access.

All you need is your library card number and PIN.
Your PIN is the last four digits of your phone number (if you have a Holdfast Bay library card).

BorrowBox

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BorrowBox is an easy to use platform that allows you to select and download ebooks and eAudiobooks to your computer or any mobile device. Powered by Bolinda Digital, BorrowBox has a wide selection of titles. Included are latest releases, best sellers and lots of Australian titles.

BorrowBox is available free to all SA Library card holders for a limited time.

eBooks & eAudio

Overdrive/Libby

Borrow a wide range of eBooks and eAudiobooks including fiction, non-fiction, children's and graphic novels. Overdrive/Libby is compatible with a wide range of devices.

This service includes access to free iOs, Android & Windows apps.
You can use either the Overdrive or the Libby app.

Emagazines

PressReader

PressReader contains electronic editions of Australian and international magazines and newspapers.
The collection is available 24/7.
Issues can be downloaded onto portable devices using the PressReader app for iOS & Android.

  • To start using PressReader create an account using your Library card and PIN.
  • To access PressReader visit PressReader.
  • To get help with PressReader download the getting started guide (pdf).
Good Reading magazine

Good Reading Online is a fun, exciting and unique Australian magazine and website for helping book lovers, school and library staff, members and students find exactly what they like to read.

SpineOut magazine

SpineOut is a place where you can express your ideas and thoughts and to share your creativity in words, art, film or music. A fun and interactive site.

IT Help & Online Training

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning (formerly LyndaLibrary) is a user-friendly, self-paced online training resource. It offers a variety of expertly presented training courses on a wide range of topics.

Logon using your Library card number and PIN (the last 4 digits of your phone number if you have a Holdfast library card.)

Aussie Driver

This is a great tool for those studying for their learners permit in South Australia. Aussie-Driver enables you to practice with free learners tests for driving in South Australia.

Languages

Road to IELTS

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, the world's proven English language test. IELTS was one of the pioneers of four skills English language testing over 21 years ago, and continues to set the standard for English language testing today.

Research

Family History

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry provides access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Ancestry is now available from home.

To access:

  1. Visit the one card login
  2. Log in with your library card number & PIN
  3. Then select ‘Ancestry Library’ from the list that appears
Find my past

Please Note: This resource can only be used in the Library, it can not be used from home or work.
To do this we recommend booking a library computer at Book a Library PC.

Complete a free online registration so that you can build a family tree and save your searches.

Find my past is a family history and genealogy website that offers access to a collection of over 35 million historical records covering Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands.