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Connect at home

Discover the many ways you can enjoy the library from home with 24/7 access to our eLibrary, and our range of virtual events. Stay connected, inspired and stimulated with our extensive collection of digital resources for all ages – all you need is your library card. If you are not a library member, sign up now for temporary online only library membership for Gold Coast residents. You'll then get instant 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
  • Download the OverDrive: ebooks and audiobooks app.
  • Select 'Sign up'.
  • Select 'Sign up using library card'.
  • Search for and select 'Gold Coast Libraries'.
  • Enter your library card number and PIN.
  • Add a title to get started.
  • Search for a title or browse through curated lists of recommended reads.
  • Select 'Borrow' when you find a title.
  • Sign in with your library card number and PIN.
  • Select 'Download EPUB ebook'.
  • Your ebook will be available on your bookshelf in the app.

Website
Google Play
iTunes app store

Help

Borrow Box logo BorrowBox
  • Download the BorrowBox Library app.
  • Search for 'Gold Coast Libraries'.
  • Enter your library card number and PIN.
  • Search, browse and discover a huge collection of ebooks using the ebooks filter.
  • Confirm your choice and select 'Borrow'.
  • 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
  • Download the OverDrive: ebooks and audiobooks app.
  • Select 'Sign up'.
  • Select 'Sign up using library card'.
  • Search for and select 'Gold Coast Libraries'.
  • Enter your library card number and PIN.
  • Add a title to get started.
  • Search for a title or browse through curated lists of recommended reads.
  • Select 'Borrow' when you find a title.
  • Sign in with your library card number and PIN.
  • Select 'Download MP3 audiobook'.
  • Your eAudiobook will be available on your bookshelf in the app.

Website
Google Play
iTunes app store

Help

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

Website
Google Play
iTunes app store

RB Digital logo RBDigital
  • Go to the RBDigital website.
  • Select the 'Register' link and create an account.
  • Download the RBdigital app.
  • Select 'Login', sign in with your account details.
  • Search for a title or browse through new and recommended lists.
  • Confirm your choice and 'Checkout'.
  • Play or download and enjoy.

Website
Google Play
iTunes app store

Help

View more at our ebooks and eAudiobooks page.

Stream a movie

Resource Description Access / Download
Kanpoy logo Kanopy
  • Click on the 'Add library card' button.
  • Enter your library card number and PIN.
  • Create your account using an email address and password.
  • Search for titles or browse popular genres or new and trending films and documentaries.
  • Select a film, watch and enjoy.

Website
Google Play
iTunes app store

Help

View more at our Movies and music page.

Read a magazine

Resource Description Access / Download
Press Reader logo PressReader
  • Download the Pressreader app.
  • Click on 'Add account'.
  • Click on the 'Library or Group' option.
  • Search for and select 'Gold Coast Libraries'.
  • Enter your library card number and PIN, then select 'Sign in'.
  • You can now browse and download titles direct to the app.

Website
Google Play
iTunes app store

Help

RB Digital logo RBDigital
  • Go to the RBDigital website.
  • Select the 'Create new account' link and enter your details, then select 'Create Account'.
  • Download the RBdigital app.
  • Select 'Login', then sign in with your account details.
  • Select 'Magazines' from the menu, then search or browse through popular titles or genres.
  • Download an issue and enjoy.

Website
Google Play
iTunes app store

Help

View more at our Magazines and newspapers page.

Research your family history

Resource Description Access / Download
Ancestry Library logo Ancestry library edition
  • Click on the link for Ancestry library edition temporary offsite access.
  • Sign in with your library card number and PIN.
  • Start researching your family history!

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Help

Be entertained - for kids!

Resource Description Access / Download
OverDrive for Kids logo OverDrive for Kids
  • Download the OverDrive: ebooks and audiobooks app.
  • Select 'Sign up'.
  • Select 'Sign up using library card'.
  • Search for and select 'Gold Coast Libraries'.
  • Enter your library card number and PIN.
  • Add a title to get started.
  • Search for a title or browse through curated lists of recommended reads.
  • Select 'Borrow' when you find a title.
  • Sign in with your library card number and PIN.
  • Select 'Download EPUB ebook'.
  • Your ebook will be available on your bookshelf in the app.

Website
Google Play
iTunes app store

Help

Kanpoy logo Kanopy
  • Select the 'Don't have an account yet? Get Started' link.
  • Enter your library card number and PIN.
  • Create your account using an email address and password.
  • Search for titles or browse popular categories and series.
  • Select a film, play and enjoy!

Website
Google Play
iTunes app store

Help

National Geographic logo National Geographic Virtual Library
  • Enter your library card number and PIN to access the resource.
  • Browse full issues of the magazines or search for a topic.
  • Explore photos, videos, books and magazines online.

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Help

View more at our For kids page.

Enjoy storytime together

Resource Description Access / Download
Story Box Library logo Storybox Library
  • Enter your library card number and PIN to access Storybox.
  • Search for a story, or browse by stories, storytellers or authors and illustrators.
  • Select a story, select play and enjoy!

Website

Help

View more at our For kids page.

Learn online

Resource Description Access / Download
Lynda.com logo Lynda.com from LinkedIn
  • Enter your library card number and PIN.
  • Search for the software or skills you want to learn or browse popular learning paths.
  • Select a tutorial and get started.

Website

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

Website

Help

View more at our Hobbies and interests page.

Develop your business plan

Resource Description Access / Download
Gale Business logo Gale Business: Plan Builder
  • Enter your library card number and PIN to access the resource.
  • Click on the 'Get Started' link.
  • Create an account.
  • Set up your business profile and get planning.

Website

Help

View more at our Business page.

Practice your digital skills

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

Website

Help

View more at our Business - learning online page.

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