Select a collection for details on how to access online books, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers. 


BorrowBox App


RBdigital app icon


EBSCO eBooks App


Dragonsource Magazines

Books, audiobooks

Books, audiobooks and Magazines Books Chinese magazines. (Access through your browser).
Access digital newspapers at our library branches.   



Changes to the eReading services, from July 1 2017

  • More ebooks via BorrowBox. A new selection of titles have been added to the BorrowBox collection. Visit our BorrowBox page regularly to see what new items have been added, or search the Library catalogue. If you can no longer access your BorrowBox app, please contact the library, or sign out/sign in again with your Willoughby Library Card.
  • Overdrive and ComicsPlus. Content from these providers will no longer be available through Willoughby Library from 1 July 2017. A selection of titles from Overdrive have been moved to the BorrowBox collection, providing a single, easy-to-use platform.
  • 'Zinio for Libraries' is now 'RBdigital. Magazines are now accessible via a new provider: RBdigital. If you currently read magazines using Zinio, please register your Library card at RBdigital magazine portal to continue access. More details on how to access online magazines are available here. 'Zinio for Libraries' services are no longer availablity since end of February, 2018. 
  • Digital newspapers are now available at all library branches. Click here for more information. 

Using Borrow Box

BorrowBox App


  1. Download Adobe Digital Editions and create an Adobe ID (ebooks)
  2. Download Windows Media Player or iTunes (audiobooks)
  3. Set up your BorrowBox account, with your Willoughby Library card. 

Mobile Devices (iOS, Android and Kindle Fire) 

  1. Download the BorrowBox app from your app store. 
  2. For Kindle Fire, follow the instructions to download app for OS4 or older here, and OS5 or newer here
  3. Follow the prompts to set up an account, with your Willoughby Library card and password
  4. Don't know your password - try the last four numbers on your card, or contact the library

Using RBDigital 

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  1. Download the RB media player to play audiobooks. 
  2. Download Adobe Digital Editions to read ebooks. 
  3. For books, register your details with your Library card at the RBDigital website and start borrowing. 
  4. For magazines, register your details with your Library card at the RBDigital magazine portal and start borrowing.

Mobile Devices (iOS, Android, Kindle Fire)

  1. Register your details here
  2. Download the RBDigital app from your app store and sign in with your new account.
  3. For Kindle Fire, register your details here using the browser on your kindle, then download the RBdigital app located at the bottom of the sign in page
  4. You can access magazines, books and audiobooks in the single app.  



EBSCO eBooks App    


  1. Adobe Digital Editions and an Adobe ID
  2. Log in with your library card to browse and borrow titles. 

Mobile Devices

  1. Download the EBSCO ebooks app from your app store. 
  2. Follow the steps to set up an account. 
  3. You can also access a user guide here

Using Dragonsource

Dragonsource Magazines

All devices

  1. Access magazines online
  2. Login using your Willoughby Library card. 


Digital Newspapers - access in Library only 

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Australian Financial Review

Access business, financial and investment news in Australia.




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Sydney Morning Herald

Browse and search the Sydney Morning Herald from past 6 months to date.

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The Age

Access latest local news on Melbourne, Victoria. Read National News from Australia, World News and Business News.


Need Help? 

You can get help accessing or downloading items from our eCollections at Chatswood Library, bring your device:

  • Tech Bar – Fridays, 11am-12noon (Please note the break in service from 8 Dec, resuming service on 9 Feb, 2018) 
  • Tech Buddy Club – first Monday of the month, 10-11.30am (Please note the January break, resuming on 5 Feb, 2018) 
  • Free Tutorials – register for a free one-on-one tutorial

Or contact Willoughby Library via email or phone 9777 7900.