Getting started with eBooks


1. What will you be accessing?

Prefer to listen to a story on the go rather than sitting down and reading? Wanting to browse the latest magazines? All these choices will influence which eLibrary platform you use. Our eLibrary can give you access to eBooks, eAudiobooks or eMagazines.


2. Choose your eLibrary platform

Eastern Regional Libraries has 4 main eBook and eAudiobook platforms, all of which are free and accessible on a range of devices from your phone or tablet to your home computer or laptop. The reason we have 4 apps is due to platforms tying up the rights to content from different publishers. This gives our members a wider range of choice when it comes to accessing content.

Borrow Box
Access our Bolinda eAudiobook collection

Libby by Overdrive
Access overĀ 60,000 eBook & eAudiobooks

RBDigital
Access a range of eAudiobooks and eMagazines

uLibrary
Borrow eAudiobooks from Ulverscroft’s uLibrary

3. Time to download

If you are wanting to access content on a smart phone or tablet, the first thing you should do is download the relevant app. It is free to download any of the eLibrary apps. If you aren’t sure how to download an app, give us a call on 1300 737 277 and we can walk you through it.

3. Logging in

Each app requires you to have a valid Eastern Regional Libraries membership. If you aren’t a member, you can join the library here. Sigining in requires different steps on each app and may require you to also enter aditional information.
If you cannot login, try the following troubleshooting steps:

  • Check your library card number is correct and valid
  • Ensure your PIN is correct. You can reset it here
  • When asked to select a library, be sure Eastern Regional Libraries is filled in
  • Check your internet connection

    If you still cannot login, contact your local branch or call 1300 737 277.

  • 4. Explore the collection and get borrowing

    Once downloaded and logged in, each app will allow you to explore, browse and search a wide range of items. You can also use our online catalogue to find out which digital platform has the item you are after, rather than searching multiple times. If an item isn’t available, you can place reservations or add them to a wish list. Each app is different in how much you can reserve and loan.

    Questions?

    If you have questions regarding any of our online resources, you can contact an eLearner over the phone. They can help walk you through how to download, setup and use any of the resources or apps available to you as a member.

    Angus Cooke

    Digital Literacy Officer