eReading

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.  
  • Digital newspapers are now available at all library branches. Click here for more information. 

Questions or need assistance? Contact us via email or phone 9777 7900,  or drop in to our Tech Bar at Chatswood Library on Fridays at 11am. 


Books, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers

Select a collection for details on how to get started with eReading. 

BorrowBox

BorrowBox App

RBDigital

RBdigital app icon

EBSCO 

EBSCO eBooks App

Dragonsource

Dragonsource Magazines

eBook and eAudiobooks, including Australian titles. 

Audiobooks, and your favourite eMagazines. eBooks for research or leisure.  Online Chinese magazines. (Access through your browser).
Access digital newspapers at our library branches.   

 


Using Borrow Box

BorrowBox App

Computers/Laptops

  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

  1. Download the BorrowBox app from your app store.
  2. Follow the prompts to set up an account, with your Willoughby Library card and password
  3. Don't know your password - try the last four numbers on your card, or contact the library.

Using RBDigital

RBdigital app icon                  

Computer/Laptops 

  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

  1. For magazine access, register your details here.
  2. For audiobooks and ebooks, register your details here. (Use the same details as above). 
  3. Download the RBDigital app from your app store and sign in with your new account.
  4. You can access magazines and books in the single app.  

 


Using EBSCO


EBSCO eBooks App    

Computers/Laptops

  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. 

 


Overdrive and ComicsPlus

Overdrive App 

ComicsPlus App

These services are no longer available via a Willoughby Library card. See BorrowBox and RBDigital for more titles. 

 


 

Digital Newspapers - access in Library only 

 
AFR button

Australian Financial Review

Access business, financial and investment news in Australia.


 

 

 

 
SMH button

Sydney Morning Herald

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

       
The Age button

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
  • Tech Buddy Club – first Monday of the month, 10-11.30am
  • Free Tutorials – register for a free one-on-one tutorial

Or contact Willoughby Library via email or phone 9777 7900.