eLibrary

Cassowary Coast Libraries offers a digital library service that never closes! Available 24/7, you can borrow from a huge range of e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines and movies with these digital library services.  Different titles are available on each service and can be downloaded to your computer or mobile device. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period - so that means no overdue books!

Click on the icons to browse e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines and movies, or see below for more information.

*Some services avaialble to Cassowary Coast Library members only, For more information on becoming a library member, go to our Becoming a Member page. 

 

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  • Home to the greatest Australian and international authors, the BorrowBox app makes it easy to browse, borrow and read or listen to e-books and e-audiobooks  - no matter where you are. In partnership with the North Queensland Network, our huge range includes new and popular fiction, non-fiction, children and teen titles.This digital library is available on your computer via the BorrowBox website or download the free BorrowBox app on your tablet or smart phone.  Items can be borrowed for 2 weeks, and if not renewed will return automatically. Create your free BorrowBox account and login with your library card and pin (your date of birth as an 8 digit number DDMMYYYY).

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  • Meet Libby, the one-tap reading app that offers a fun, user-friendly alternative platform to access our OverDrive digital library (above). Same great service, and a fresh new way to access e-books and e-audiobooks. Libby offers a ground-breaking e-book reader and beautiful audiobook player. Sign in to Libby with your library card and pin (your date of birth as an 8 digit number DDMMYYYY). 

        

  • Read, listen, enjoy. One app, thousands of e-books and e-audiobooks. We offer a huge range of titles by international authors, including new and popular fiction, non-fiction, children and teen titles. In partnership with the State Library of Queensland and QROC (Queensland Regional OverDrive Consortium), this digital library is available on your computer via the OverDrive website, or by downloading the free OverDrive or Libby app on your tablet or smart phone.  Items can be borrowed for 2 weeks, and if not renewed will return automatically. Create your free OverDrive account and login with your library card and pin (your date of birth as an 8 digit number DDMMYYYY).

        

  • Enjoy the magic of stories anywhere you go with Story Box Library - a place where the best storytellers read aloud great stories by Australian and New Zealand authors. Help kids get excited about reading, inspire their imaginations,and let them have fun with reading! Free for library members, and easy to access:

     

    • Visit Story Box Library
    • On the login page, click on Click here for library barcode login
    • From the drop down menu, select Cassowary Coast Regional Council 
    • Enter your library card number - and go!

    Reading aloud to children, in particular by diverse and engaging storytellers, greatly improves language and literacy skills - especially in the early years of a child's development.  Combining stories and film provides a vibrant, interactive experience - great for bedtime or for reading along with your child. 

  • The National Geographic Virtual Library collection brings together the complete archive of National Geographic Magazine - every page of every issues from 1888 to present (one month embargo). Library members are also able to access the PAW  (people, animals, world) collection - a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, images, maps and videos as well as National Geographic Traveller Magazine from 2010 to the present.

    Login using your library card number and your password (your date of birth as an 8 digit number)

  • National Geographic Kids magazine comes to digital life - access all the kids magazines from 2009 to present (3 month embargo), along with National Geographic books, images and multimedia. Use your library card to get unlimited access!

  • Good Reading's Hub for Book Lovers gives you free and open access to loads of articles about books and authors, plus independant reviews of the latest books. There are many by Australian and New Zealand authors, as well as some old favourites that we need to be reminded of, just because they are so good!

    Join the online communtiy of book lovers and access the digital version of the Good Reading print magazine, create lists of books you'd like to read, books that you want to recommend to others, and see what books others are enjoying. 

    Good Reading also publishes SpineOut e-magazine for teens and PK Mag e-magazine for kids.

  • SpineOut is an interactive online magazine, by and for high school students.  A space where Australia's brilliant young creatives can express their thoughts and share their creativity, SpineOut publishes stories, articles, reviews and art. 

  • Pk mag for creative kids rz width 200pxPK mag is an Australian digital only magazine for creative primary school age kids in years 3 to 6. PK encourages students to submit their creative works and experience the thrill of being published. Suitable submissions include short stories, poems, art, craft, reviews, musical performances, science projects and more!  Published every 2 months, the magazine also includes interviews with children's authors, sporting heroes and competitions.

  • State Library of Queensland (SLQ)  provides free access to e-books through their One Search library catalogue. 

    ebrary and EBL (Electronic Book Library) contain over 200,000 e-books on a variety of of subject areas, excluding popular fiction and reference material such as hand books and encyclopedias. To access this service, you will need to use your Cassowary Coast Libraries membership card to create an SLQ online membership

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