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Southern Downs Regional Library Service has a wide range of free eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eLearning and eDatabases available online to all those with a membership card – anywhere, anytime.

To access these services, simply sign up with your library barcode, register your username and password and follow the prompts.  

You can then borrow and download to your compatible eReader, tablet, mobile phone, MP3 player or computer. Some resources also have free Apps available to download.


BorrowBox - Enjoy reading bestselling eBooks and listening to the most popular eAudiobooks from your favourite authors everywhere you go.



Libby digital eAudiobooks and eBooks - A collection of popular digital book and audiobook titles, covering a wide range of genres for all ages, with new titles added regularly.


Please note: the ebooks and eAudiobooks provided by SDRC libraries are not compatible with a Kindle eReader. (excepting Kindle Fire) Currently there is NO Kindle eBook lending platform available to Australian public libraries. The Kindle is a proprietary product sold by Amazon and uses its own particular software. Amazon requires Australian Kindle users to purchase their books through the Amazon store.


eMagazines - A range of popular magazines available for viewing on any internet-enabled device. You can borrow as many issues as you wish and they are yours to keep.

eComics - a range of popular eComics and eGraphic novels available for viewing on any internet enabled device.

 Story Box Library-logo-hires
Story Box Library - is a subscription based education website created for Australian children to view stories by Australian authors and illustrators, being read aloud by fantastic storytellers.


Transparent-Language Online

eLearning - Unlimited access to courses in over 80 languages, including English for beginner and intermediate levels.

Universal Class

eLearning - Over 500 non-credit continuing education courses in a wide range of subject areas. Each course has a real instructor who you communicate with using email.

State Library QLD

eDatabases - A collection of subject specific databases with information from magazines, books, websites and other sources. Made available free to those with a Queensland Public Libraries account, courtesy of the State Library of Queensland.

Ancestry Library

eDatabases-Family history and genealogy resource. Onsite access only at Southern Downs library branches.

Project-GutembergProject Gutenberg (international) Project Gutenberg offers over 49,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.

Project Gutenberg Australia All books are in the 'public domain' in Australia and all have been prepared by volunteers


Lynda.Com - Online training service that includes over 5500 courses and over 136000 video tutorials covering topics such as Windows 10, photography, web development, marketing and job seeking.



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