Connect at home

Enjoy the library from home with 24/7 access to our eLibrary, and our range of virtual events and online videos.

Stay connected, inspired and stimulated with our extensive collection of digital resources for all ages – all you need is your library card.

If you're not a library member, sign up now for online only library membership for Gold Coast residents. You'll then get access to our great collection of digital resources. Start exploring them below.

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Download an ebook

Resource Description Access / Download
OverDrive logo OverDrive
  1. Download the Libby, by OverDrive app.
  2. Select YES when prompted if you have a library card.
    (If you're not a Gold Coast Libraries member yet, visit our Membership page to join.)
  3. Select 'Search for a Library'.
  4. Search for and select 'Gold Coast Libraries'.
  5. Select 'Sign In With My Card'.
  6. Enter card number (hint; it will begin with 24211XXXXXXXX) and PIN.
  7. Search for a title using the magnifying glass.
  8. Click REFINE and select FORMAT and then BOOK to filter.
  9. Select 'Borrow' and then 'Borrow' again when you find a title.
  10. Once the title has downloaded, click the 'Books' icon in the bottom tray to see your current loans.
  11. Select the book you wish to read and enjoy!

Website
Google Play
iTunes app store

Help

Boow Box logo BorrowBox
  1. Download the BorrowBox Library app.
  2. Search for 'Gold Coast Libraries'.
  3. Enter your library card number and PIN.
  4. Search, browse and discover a huge collection of ebooks using the ebooks filter.
  5. Confirm your choice and select 'Borrow'.
  6. Download the ebook instantly and enjoy.

Website
Google Play
iTunes app store

View more at our ebooks and eAudiobooks page.

Listen to an audiobook

Resource Description Access / Download
OverDrive logo OverDrive
  1. Download the Libby, by Overdrive app.
  2. Select YES when prompted if you have a library card.
    (if you're not a Gold Coast Libraries member yet, visit the Membership page for further assistance)
  3. Select 'Search for A Library'.
  4. Search for and select 'Gold Coast Libraries'.
  5. Select 'Sign In With My Card'.
  6. Enter card number (hint; it will begin with 24211XXXXXXXX) and PIN.
  7. Search for a title using the magnifying glass.
  8. Click REFINE and select FORMAT and then AUDIOBOOKS to filter.
  9. Select 'Borrow' and then 'Borrow' again when you find a title.
  10. Once the title has downloaded, click the 'Books' icon in the bottom tray to see your current loans.
  11. Select the audiobook you wish to listen to and enjoy!

Website
Google Play
iTunes app store

Help

BorrowBox logo BorrowBox
  1. Download the BorrowBox Library app.
  2. Search for 'Gold Coast Libraries'.
  3. Enter your library card number and PIN.
  4. Search, browse and discover a huge collection of audiobooks using the eAudiobooks filter.
  5. Confirm your choice and select 'Borrow'.
  6. Download the audiobook instantly and enjoy.

Website
Google Play
iTunes app store

View more at our eBooks and eAudiobooks page.

Read a magazine

Resource Description Access / Download
OverDrive logo OverDrive
  1. Download the Libby, by Overdrive app.
  2. Select Yes when prompted if you have a library card.
    (if you're not a Gold Coast Libraries member yet, visit the Membership page for further assistance)
  3. Select 'Search for A Library'.
  4. Search for and select 'Gold Coast Libraries'.
  5. Select 'Sign In With My Card'.
  6. Enter card number (hint; it will begin with 24211XXXXXXXX) and PIN.
  7. Search for a title using the magnifying glass or scroll down the homepage
    and click on the curated category 'Magazines'.
  8. Select 'Borrow' and then 'Borrow' again when you find a title.
  9. Once the title has downloaded, click the 'Books' icon in the bottom tray to see your current loans.
  10. Select the magazine you wish to read and enjoy!

Website
Google Play
iTunes app store

Help

Press Reader logo PressReader
  1. Download the Pressreader app.
  2. Click on 'Add account'.
  3. Click on the 'Library or Group' option.
  4. Search for and select 'Gold Coast Libraries'.
  5. Enter your library card number and PIN, then select 'Sign in'.
  6. You can now browse and download titles direct to the app.

Website
Google Play
iTunes app store

Help

View more at our Magazines and newspapers page.

Read in a community language

Resource Description Access / Download
OverDrive logo OverDrive
  1. Download the Libby, by Overdrive app.
  2. Select Yes when prompted if you have a library card.
    (if you're not a Gold Coast Libraries member yet, visit the Membership page for further assistance)
  3. Select 'Search for A Library'.
  4. Search for and select 'Gold Coast Libraries'.
  5. Select 'Sign In With My Card'.
  6. Enter card number (hint; it will begin with 24211XXXXXXXX) and PIN.
  7. Search for a title using the magnifying glass or scroll down the homepage
    and click on the curated category 'Community Languages'.
  8. Select 'Borrow' and then 'Borrow' again when you find a title.
  9. Once the title has downloaded, click the 'Books' icon in the bottom tray to see your current loans.
  10. Select the eBook you wish to read and enjoy!

Website
Google Play
iTunes app store

Help

Cloud Library logo cloudLibrary
  1. Download the cloudLibrary app.
  2. If you already use the cloudLibrary app, you can add the community languages collection as a new card.
    Select 'cards' and '+add new'.
  3. Select country 'Australia' and state 'Queensland'.
  4. Select the library 'Gold Coast Libraries Language Collection'.
  5. Select 'Next', read and accept the Terms and Conditions. 
  6. Enter card number (hint; it will begin with 24211XXXXXXXX) and PIN.
  7. You can now browse and download titles direct to the app.

Website
Google Play
iTunes app store

Help

View more at our eBooks and eAudiobooks page.

Be entertained – for kids!

Resource Description Access / Download
OverDrive for Kids logo OverDrive for Kids
  1. Download the Libby, by Overdrive app.
  2. Select Yes when prompted if you have a library card.
    (if you're not a Gold Coast Libraries member yet, visit the Membership page for further assistance)
  3. Select 'Search for A Library'.
  4. Search for and select 'Gold Coast Libraries'.
  5. Select 'Sign In With My Card'.
  6. Enter card number (hint; it will begin with 24211XXXXXXXX) and enter PIN.
  7. To apply the JUVENILE filter scroll down the homepage and click on the curated category 'More Guides'.
  8. Scroll down these guides and select 'Kids'
  9. You will be prompted if you wish for this filter to apply everywhere in Libby,
    select 'Apply Preference' if wanted.
  10. Search for a title using the magnifying glass
  11. Select 'Borrow' and then 'Borrow' again when you find a title.
  12. Once the title has downloaded, click the 'Books' icon in the bottom tray to see your current loans.
  13. Select the book you wish to read and enjoy!

Website
Google Play
iTunes app store

Help

View more at our For kids page.

Enjoy storytime together

Resource Description Access / Download
Story Box Library logo

Storybox Library

  1. Enter your library card number and PIN to access Storybox.
  2. Search for a story, or browse by stories, storytellers or authors and illustrators.
  3. Select a story, select play and enjoy!

Website

Help

View more at our For kids page.

Learn online

Resource Description Access / Download
Linkedin Learning logo LinkedIn Learning
  1. Download the LinkedIn Learning app.
  2. Select ‘Sign in’.
  3. Select ‘Sign in with your library card’.
  4. Enter ‘gclibraries’ as the Library ID.
  5. Enter your library card number and PIN.
  6. Search for the software or skills you want to learn or browse popular learning paths.
  7. Select a tutorial and get started.

Website
Google Play
iTunes app store

Help

View more at our Learning and tutorials page.

Discover a new hobby

Resource Description Access / Download
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center logo

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Centre

  1. Enter your library card number and PIN to access the resource.
  2. Select a hobby category or browse popular resources.
  3. Get hands on and enjoy!

Website

Help

View more at our Hobbies and interests page.

Practice your digital skills

Resource Description Access / Download
The Computer School logo The Computer School
  1. Enter your library card number and PIN to access the resource.
  2. Select a tutorial subject area or select a course from the menu.
  3. Choose a course, and click on the link to get started.

Website

Help

View more at our Business - Research & learning online page.