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 number and PIN.
Hint – your library card number will begin with 242110 and your PIN is typically the last four digits of your phone number.

If you’re not already a library member, Gold Coast residents can apply for online only library membership, which once activated, will provide access to our extensive collection of digital resources. See what’s available and start exploring below.

BECOME A MEMBER

Download an ebook

Resource Description Access / Download
Libby-Logo Libby, by Overdrive
  1. Download and open the Libby, by Overdrive app.
  2. Select 'Yes' when prompted if you have a library card.
  3. Select 'Search for a Library'.
  4. Search for and select 'Gold Coast Libraries'.
  5. Select 'Sign In With My Card'.
  6. Enter your library card number and PIN.
  7. Browse or search for a title using the magnifying glass. You can filter your results by selecting the icon with three lines and choosing your preferences
  8. Select 'Borrow' and then 'Borrow' again when you find a title.
  9. Once the title has downloaded, select 'Open Book' to read now or 'Keep Browsing' to return to your search.
  10. You can view all borrowed items through the ‘Shelf’ tab on the main screen’s bottom toolbar. The ‘Shelf’ tab’s icon is two stacked books. Your loans will automatically return at the end of the loan period.

Website
Google Play
iTunes app store

Help

Boow Box logo BorrowBox
  1. Download and open the BorrowBox app.
  2. Select ‘Library’ and search for 'Gold Coast Libraries'.
  3. Enter your library card number and PIN, then select 'Sign In'.
  4. Agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  5. Search for specific titles using the magnifying glass icon or browse using the 'eBooks' icon
  6. Select your book of choice then select 'Borrow' and 'Confirm Loan'.
  7. Select 'Read Now' to begin your book. Your loan will automatically return at the end of the loan period.

Website
Google Play
iTunes app store

View more at our ebooks and eAudiobooks page.

Listen to an audiobook

Resource Description Access / Download
Libby-Logo Libby, by Overdrive
  1. Download and open the Libby, by Overdrive app.
  2. Select 'Yes' when prompted if you have a library card.
  3. Select 'Search for A Library'.
  4. Search for and select 'Gold Coast Libraries'.
  5. Select 'Sign In With My Card'.
  6. Enter your library card number and PIN.
  7. Browse or search for a title using the magnifying glass. You can filter your results by selecting the icon with three lines and choosing your preferences.
  8. Select your audiobook of choice then select 'Borrow' and then 'Borrow' again.
  9. Once the title has downloaded, select 'Open Audiobook' to listen now or 'Keep Browsing' to return to your search.
  10. You can view all borrowed items through the 'Shelf' tab on the main screen's bottom toolbar. The 'Shelf' tab's icon is two stacked books. Your loans will automatically return at the end of the loan period.

Website
Google Play
iTunes app store

Help

BorrowBox logo BorrowBox
  1. Download and open the BorrowBox app.
  2. Select 'Library' and search for 'Gold Coast Libraries'.
  3. Enter your library card number and PIN, then select 'Sign In'.
  4. Agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  5. Search for specific titles using the magnifying glass icon or browse using the 'eAudiobooks' icon.
  6. Select your audiobook of choice then select 'Borrow' and 'Confirm Loan'.
  7. Select 'Listen Now' to begin your audiobook. Your loan will automatically return at the end of the loan period.

Website
Google Play
iTunes app store

View more at our eBooks and eAudiobooks page.

Read a magazine

Resource Description Access / Download
Libby-Logo Libby, by Overdrive
  1. Download and open the Libby, by Overdrive app.
  2. Select 'Yes' when prompted if you have a library card.
  3. Select 'Search for A Library'.
  4. Search for and select 'Gold Coast Libraries'.
  5. Select 'Sign In With My Card'.
  6. Enter your library card number and PIN.
  7. Search for a title using the magnifying glass or scroll down the homepage and select the curated category 'Magazines'.
  8. Select a title and scroll to see all available issues.
  9. Select your issue of choice then 'Borrow' and then 'Borrow' again.
  10. Once the title has downloaded, select 'Open Magazine' to read now or 'Keep Browsing' to return to your search.
  11. You can view all borrowed items through the 'Shelf' tab on the main screen's bottom toolbar. The 'Shelf' tab's icon is two stacked books. Your loans will automatically return at the end of the loan period.

Website
Google Play
iTunes app store

Help

Press Reader logo PressReader
  1. Download and open the PressReader app.
  2. Select 'Sign In' and then select 'Libraries & Groups'.
  3. Search for and select 'Gold Coast Libraries'.
  4. Enter your library card number and PIN, then select 'Sign in'.
  5. Complete the fields to create your PressReader account.
  6. Browse or search for a magazine or newspaper.
  7. Select your item of choice, then select 'Read'.
  8. You can view all downloaded titles through the 'Downloaded' tab on the toolbar.

Website
Google Play
iTunes app store

Help

View more at our Magazines and newspapers page.

Read in a community language

Resource Description Access / Download
Libby-Logo Libby, by Overdrive
  1. Download and open the Libby, by Overdrive app.
  2. Select 'Yes' when prompted if you have a library card.
  3. Select 'Search for A Library'.
  4. Search for and select 'Gold Coast Libraries'.
  5. Select 'Sign In With My Card'.
  6. Enter your library card number and PIN.
  7. Search for a title using the magnifying glass or scroll down the homepage
    and select the curated category 'Community Languages'. You can filter your results by selecting the icon with three lines and choosing your language.
  8. Select your item of choice, then select 'Borrow' and then 'Borrow' again.
  9. Once the title has downloaded, select 'Open Book' to read now or 'Keep Browsing' to return to your search.
  10. You can view all borrowed items through the 'Shelf' tab on the main screen's bottom toolbar. The 'Shelf' tab's icon is two stacked books. Your loans will automatically return at the end of the loan period.

Website
Google Play
iTunes app store

Help

View more at our eBooks and eAudiobooks page.

Stream content

Resource Description Access / Download
Freegal Music +

Freegal Music

  1. Download and open the Freegal Music app.
  2. Search for 'Gold Coast', then select 'Gold Coast Libraries'.
  3. Enter your library card number and PIN.
  4. Search for specific artists or explore genres, playlists, and albums.
  5. Stream unlimited music or download 5 songs to keep each month.

Website
Google Play
iTunes app store

Help

Kanpoy logo

Kanopy

  1. Download and open the Kanopy app.
  2. Select ‘Get Started’.
  3. Select ‘Find Library’.
  4. Allow the app to find you by location OR search for and select ‘City of Gold Coast Libraries’.
  5. Enter your library card number.
  6. Fill in your details and select ‘Sign Up’ to finish creating your Kanopy account.
  7. You can now browse and watch movies, series, and more.
  8. You can use up to 10 credits per month, or stream unlimited content using Kanopy Kids.

Website
Google Play
iTunes app store

Help

View more at our Movies & music page.

Be entertained – for kids!

Resource Description Access / Download
Story Box Library logo

Storybox Library

  1. Enter your library card number and PIN on the Storybox Library website.
  2. Browse books or search for a specific title, author, or illustrator.
  3. Select a story, press play, and enjoy!

Website

Help

Lote 4 Kids logo

LOTE4Kids

  1. Download and open the LOTE4Kids app.
  2. Search for 'Gold Coast City Council' under 'Library Name'.
  3. Enter your library card number and select 'Sign In'.
  4. Select a language to browse titles in that language.
  5. Select a title, then select a language from the popup box.
  6. Select the play icon to begin.
Website
Google Play
iTunes app store

View more at our For kids page.

Learn online

Resource Description Access / Download
Linkedin Learning logo LinkedIn Learning
  1. Download and open 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. Browse popular learning paths or search for skills, subject, and software.
  7. Select a course and get started.

Website
Google Play
iTunes app store

Help

Mango Languages logo

Mango Languages

  1. Download and open the Mango Languages app.
  2. Select 'Start Learning' then select any language. You can add, remove, and change languages later.
  3. Select 'Skip to Signup' in the top corner.
  4. Enter your email and create a password to create your account.
  5. Select 'Search' next to 'Find Free Mango'.
  6. Search for and select 'City of Gold Coast Libraries'.
  7. Select 'Continue', then enter your library card number and PIN.
  8. Select 'View Unlocked Content'.
  9. You can now begin lessons in your chosen language. You can also add or remove languages through the 'Change Language' page.

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.