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    Current alerts 7 December 2023
    • Please note there is no Justice of the Peace service at our Main Administration Centre today, Thursday 7 December. The service will return on Friday 8 December between 11.00am and 2.00pm.

      All day
    • City services at Scarborough Community Hub, including library and leisure centre will be closed to the public on Saturday 9 December and Sunday 10 December due to Western Power electrical works.

      Until further notice
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eBooks, newspapers and magazines

Browse our wide selection of eBooks available to check out - download anytime, anywhere!

  • Library members can access thousands of eBooks and eAudio through the Western Australian Public Libraries Digital Media Collection (WAPLDMC).

    Loan information

    • Borrow 10 items at a time
    • Self-select your loan period (7, 14, 21 days)
    • Library Card number and PIN are required to log in and download books
    • Reserve up to 5 items
    • Once available, reserved items will be held for 3 days
    • While making your selection, you can place a temporary hold on up to 7 items
    • This hold expires after 30 minutes
    • Titles are available on a one copy/one user basis
    • Install Adobe Digital Editions on your computer or download the Libby App.
    Image of  users with their devices

    How to use

    Accessing the service

    To view the catalogue and reserve books online, visit the Bolinda website.

    Ready to visit Belinda BorrowBox website
    Click here
  • cloudLibrary offers a range of eAudio and eBooks that library members can access with their library card number and PIN Hundreds of new reads are just one click away.

    Loan information

    • Borrow 6 items for a three-week period
    • Library Card number and PIN are required to log in and download books
    • Reserve up to 6 items
    • Once available, reserved items will be held for 3 days
    • Titles are available on a one copy/one user basis
    • No other software is needed. Read or listen to books within your web browser
    • Automatically syncs to where you are up to on any device with the App installed
    • Titles are automatically returned after the loan period.

    How to use

    Accessing the service

    To view the catalogue and reserve books online, visit the cloudLibrary website.

    Access the cloudLibrary website
    Click here
  • Library members can access thousands of eBooks and eAudio through the Western Australian Public Libraries Digital Media Collection (WAPLDMC).

    Loan information

    • Borrow 10 items at a time
    • Self-select your loan period (7, 14, 21 days)
    • Library Card number and PIN are required to log in and download books
    • Reserve up to 5 items
    • Once available, reserved items will be held for 3 days
    • While making your selection, you can place a temporary hold on up to 7 items
    • This hold expires after 30 minutes
    • Titles are available on a one copy/one user basis
    • Install Adobe Digital Editions on your computer or download the Libby App.

    How to use

    Accessing the service

    To view the catalogue and reserve books online, visit the OverDrive website.

    Access the OverDrive website
    Click here
  • hoopla is a digital media service that allows library members to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows. Online or through an app, hoopla delivers a catalogue of over 900,000+ titles that are available to be streamed or downloaded immediately - no holds or wait time.

    Loan information

    • Borrow up to 6 instant borrows per month

    • Loan period differs according the format borrowed
      • 21 Days for eBooks, eAudio, eComics and Graphic Novels
      • 7 days for Music
      • 3 days for Movies and TV episodes.
    • Library card number and an email address is needed to create an account.

    How to use

    How to access

    To view the catalogue and reserve books online, please visit the Hoopla website.

    Access the hoopla website
    Click here
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    PressReader

    PressReader offers access to over 6,000 current international newspapers and magazines from over the world in 60+ languages. Read online or download a title to your device to read offline. Access through a library computer or our free Wi-Fi, or login using your library card number and PIN from wherever you like.

    • Full cover-to-cover editions - just like print newspapers and magazines
    • Unlimited access on and off-site
    • Find back issues up to 60 days old
    • Search by keyword across all titles or refine your search by language, country author or date
    • For assisting, use the handy tutorial link below.

    PressReader tutorial

    Read your favourite magazine or catch up on news on the go using the PressReader app or visit the website.

    Visit the PressReader website
    Click here
  • Libby eMagazines

    Overdrive/Libby offers hundreds of digital magazines that you can stream or download on any Internet-enabled device or through the Libby digital App. 

    • Full cover-to-cover editions - just like print magazines
    • Multi-access so your favourite magazine will always be available
    • Unlimited loans
    • Ability to keyword search within the magazine.

    To access eMagazines on your mobile device or tablet, download the App from either the App Store or Google Play or visit the website.

    Libby tutorial

  • Good Reading Hub

    The Good Reading Hub is where you’ll find articles about books and authors plus independent reviews of the latest books.  Listen to podcasts, keep up with the latest book news and find your next read all in the one place.

    Visit the Good Reading Hub website. 

    Good Reading Magazine

    Good Reading is your dedicated monthly magazine (published digitally and also in print) for ‘Everything About Books!’ The digital magazine is viewable online for all library members, and includes great articles, author interviews, reviews of the latest books, and all the information that you’ll need to help you find your next good read.

    To read the latest issue, visit the Good Reading Magazine website.

    Good Reading for Young Adults

    Good Reading for Young Adults is a fresh, exciting magazine where creative teens can express themselves through writing, or art, video or music. Everyone aged 12-19 can submit work from reviews, writing, poetry, songs, art, lyrics, videos, comic strips - whatever you can come up with!

    The magazine includes competitions, articles, activities and student-made work from across Australia.

    To read the latest issue, visit the Good Reading for Young Adults website.

    Good Reading for Kids

    Good Reading for Kids is an e-zine for primary age kids. In Good Reading for Kids you will find creative work from book reviews, poetry, short stories, artwork, photography or stories - by kids, for kids!

    To read the latest issue, visit the Good Reading for Kids website.