eBooks

We have just joined the North Queensland Network for Bolinda’s BorrowBox service!

So now library members can download eBooks through FOUR different services – FREE! We also provide access to eAudiobooks through Borrowbox and Overdrive

 

BorrowBox

Downloading the BorrowBox app from the Apple Store or Google Play makes it easy to browse, borrow and listen to eAudiobooks and eBooks anywhere, everywhere. Simply login with your library member details to access the library’s collection of eAudiobooks and eBooks.
BROWSING. Grouped by age category. Browse by genre or by specially curated lists. Quickly find new releases. Search by title, author and narrator. Easily find similar titles you might want to listen to. Listen to previews. Get more info about the author and narrator.
BORROWING. Borrow instantly or reserve for later. View current loans and reserves. View loan history. Renew loans whenever you want. Automatic deletion of expired loans so no overdue fees.
LISTENING AND READING. Offline listening and reading. Automatically saves your current position in the audiobook and ebook.

BorrowBox – Your library in one app.

Connect to BorrowBox

 

Tumblebooks

Tumblebooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they’ll love.  They can watch and listen to more than 30 ebooks online, some in languages other than English. They can also play games and puzzles and write their own book reviews.

Connect to Tumblebooks

Wheelers

Our Wheelers eBook platform hosts over 1500 titles and all you need to register is your library card! Click on the Connect to Wheelers button below and then click on the Register link at the top of the Wheeler’s homepage to start your eBook journey!
Step-by-step guides are also available to download eBooks to your iPad, tablet or other device.

You can borrow 10 titles at a time for 3 weeks at a time.

Connect to Wheelers

 OverDrive

The Burdekin Library also offers access to over 7000 eBooks and eAudiobooks through the Overdrive platform. All you need is your library card and your password (last four digits of your library card) to sign in.

[To sign up for the first time, follow these directions.]

The free Libby app is the easiest way to get started with digital books, audiobooks, and magazines from your public library. Libby is available for Android, iOS, Windows 10, and some Chromebooks. If you have a device that’s not compatible with Libby, you can use the OverDrive app to borrow and enjoy digital titles instead.

Step 1

Install the Libby app from your device’s app store.
•Apple App Store
•Google Play
•Windows Store

Step 2

In Libby, follow the prompts to find your library and sign in with a valid library card.

Step 3

Browse your library’s collection and borrow a title.

Step 4

Borrowed titles appear on your Shelf and download to the app automatically when you’re connected to Wi-Fi, so you can read them when you’re offline.

From your Shelf, you can:
•Tap Open Book or Open Audiobook to start reading or listening to a title.
•Tap Manage Loan to see options like Renew, Return
Help Guides are also available.

You can borrow 10 titles at a time for 3 weeks at a time.

Connect to OverDrive

 

If you don’t have bluefire reader installed you will need to download it. The links are provided below.

Download on the App Store logo

Download on the App Store

Get it on Google Play logo

Get it on Google Play

If you have a Desktop or Laptop (PC or Mac) you will need Adobe Digital Editions. Click here for a guide to setting this up.

Before starting please read the getting started guides. This will explain in simple steps what is needed to set your device up.

 

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