eLibrary

Welcome to our eLibrary! 

As a member of Gladstone Regional Libraries you have free access to a wide range of materials via our online library.

We have eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines for you to borrow; or movies, TV series, and magazines accessible online. Perhaps try some free online courses. The eKids page has easy access to our eLibrary resources with content for children. 

Whether your interest is eReading, eViewing, or eLearning your library membership has something for you!

Many of the resources have apps that can be downloaded from Google Play for android devices OR App Store for Mac/iPad/iPhone.

Select from the alphabetical list below or choose one of the group tabs.

eReading

Check out our Readers’ Corner page for some ideas about what to read next! Or go straight to any of our eLibrary eBooks and eAudiobooks providers and start borrowing or reading online.

 

Borrow Box has a great range of eBooks and eAudiobooks for all ages. This collection includes many Australian authors and plenty of books for children. A free app is available to download and you don’t need to register for an account! 

Use your library membership card number and password to login.

 

 

 

RBdigital has an exciting range of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eComics, and eMagazines. A free app is available for access to all of their resources (and now for registration too!) 

You will need your library card number to register for your own RB Digital account; registration can now be completed in a web browser or in the app. The email and password for your RB Digital registration do not need to match those of your library membership.  Gladstone Regional Libraries does not have access to your RB Digital account details.

A quick guide to registering via the app is available to view here.

 

 

eComics is the latest online resource available from RBDigital. Comics and graphic novels for all ages are easily accessible online. Use a browser or the app to find and read the range of eComics on your computer or digital device. 

You will need your library card number to register for your own RB Digital account (if you already have one just sign in and go to the eComics section). The email and password for your RB Digital registration do not need to match those of your library membership.  Gladstone Regional Libraries does not have access to your RB Digital account details.

A quick guide to registering via the RB Digital app is available to view here.

 

Ziptales is an online literacy library designed to help preschool and primary school children develop a love of reading using animated stories and games. Ziptales includes reading plans and curriculum resources. There are stories to read, listen to, or read along with, as well as test to determine graded reader levels and Skill Builders for writing. Open a Quick Guide to Ziptales or view the informational flyer.

Use your library membership card number to login.

 

 

 

National Geographic Virtual Library provides online access to every issue of the National Geographic magazine, National Geographic Kids magazine, books, and videos. The magazine archive dates from 1888 to the present, providing lots of articles to read. 

Use your library membership card number to login.

 

 

Story Box Library is for children under school age and those in primary school! Watch online videos of storytellers reading popular picture books. Enjoy a storytime online any time.

Login with your library membership card number.

 

 

Britannica Library is an online encyclopedia with information for all ages on a wide variety of topics! It is updated regularly to include current events. A reliable source of information for research or general interest reading.

 

 

 

Haynes Manuals provides online access hundreds of manuals with instructions and diagrams for a wide variety of vehicle models. Cars and motorcycles from Australia, Britain, and America are included in the online manuals.

You will need your library membership card number and password to login.

 

eAUDIOBOOKS – new service available until the end of July

Ulverscroft has generously provided libraries with free access to their uLibrary until 31st July

 

Click here to register for uLibrary and Ulverscroft will email you your own login details. uLibrary has over 500 eAudiobooks by popular authors and no limits to how many people can access each title simultaneously.

An app can be download from Google Play Store or App Store for Mac/iPad/iPhone users. Register today, download your app, and start listening to eAudiobooks!

Kindergo – new service available until 1st December

Kindergo is a reading app to help children develop their literacy skills. Read picture books, play learning games, or share stories. Access is provided free, until 1st December 2020, to all residents of Queensland courtesy of the First 5 Forever program. 

You don’t need to be a library member; just register online and download the app. 

Click here to register for Kindergo and to find out more information from the State Library of Queensland website, or click on the button to open the Kindergo Guide.

eLearning

Your Gladstone Regional Libraries membership gives you access to a variety of eLibrary resources containing online classes; covering a wide variety of topics you can choose from individual subjects to full courses. 

 

Be Connected has short video and interactive courses for adults of all ages but developed originally for seniors.  Courses are suitable for beginners and introduce many devices and skills. All courses are free and you can sign up to track your progress in a variety of technology topics.

Your email address, login, and password do not have to match those used for your library membership. Gladstone Regional Libraries does not have access to your login details.

 

Hoonuit provides video-based training for software, technology, and digital device topics, from beginner to advanced levels.

When you first access Hoonuit you will need to “Create an Account”.  The Hoonuit account email address, login, and password do not have to match those used for your library membership. Gladstone Regional Libraries does not have access to your login details.

 

Kanopy is a media streaming service with movies, TV series, and eLearning classes to watch online! There is content for all ages and interests and you can save a watch list to your own account. An app is available for iOS, Android, AppleTV or Chromecast.

You will need your library card number when you first login to Kanopy. When you create your Kanopy login your email address and password do not have to match those used for your library membership. Gladstone Regional Libraries does not have access to your login details.

 

Lynda provides video-based courses including business, technology, technical skills, creative techniques, and learning paths for careers.

Use your library card number and password to login to Lynda.

 

 

Learn languages online with Transparent Language. Choose from over 95 languages, including English.  KidSpeak is accessible from the Transparent Language site for some languages. English as an additional language courses are also included for a variety of first languages. There is an app but you will need to set up your membership on the website first.

You will need to sign up and create a Transparent Language account; the email address and password you use do not have to match those on your library membership. Gladstone Regional Libraries does not have access to your Transparent Language login details.

 

Universal Class provides over 500 classes to choose from in its online education resource. Topics include: accounting, fitness, health, hobbies, face painting, technology, and many more. 

View the Quick Guide to getting started or go straight to the account set up webpage. You will need your library card number when you first access Universal Class, but then use the login details you set up for yourself. Your email address and password do not need to match your library membership details. Gladstone Regional Libraries does not have access to your Universal Class login details.

 

Ziptales is an online literacy library for elearning, and is aligned with the Australian Curriculum. The resources cover developing and extending literacy for ages three years and above. There are stories to read, listen to, or read along with and many have interactive quizzes about the content. Ziptales uses its own reading scheme with tests to determine which band level is most suitable. 

Open a Quick Guide to Ziptales or view the informational flyer.

Use your library membership card number to login.

 

eMagazines and Online Newspapers

Our eLibrary includes magazines or newspapers. Some are available to read as online issues but others will require online registration to access or borrow the digital content.

 

RBdigital has eMagazines for you to borrow and read online. When you borrow a magazine you can choose to automatically check out the next issue so it is ready for you. Access your account via an internet browser or the free app.

You will need your library card number to register for your own RB Digital account; registration can now be completed in a web browser or in the app. The email and password for your RB Digital registration do not need to match those of your library membership.  Gladstone Regional Libraries does not have access to your RB Digital account details.

A quick guide to registering for an RB Digital account via the app is available here.

 

PressReader provides online access to a large variety of newspapers and magazines published worldwide. To access PressReader you will need an online membership with State Library of Queensland, click here for more information.

Newspapers available include: Gladstone’s The Observer, Rockhampton’s The Morning Bulletin, and Bundaberg’s The NewsMail.

 

 

National Geographic Virtual Library provides online access to every issue of the National Geographic magazine, National Geographic Kids magazine, books, and videos. The magazine archive dates from 1888 to the present, providing lots of articles to read. 

Use your library card number to login.

 

A print and online magazine for book lovers. Good Reading Magazine has independent reviews and trivia about books and authors for all ages.

 

The podcast library from Good Reading Magazine has interviews with Australian and international authors.

 

SpineOut is an online magazine for young adults, by young adults, produced by the publishers of Good Reading. Read about new books, writing tips, and authors. Plus contributions from teen writers.

 

PK Mag is an online magazine for primary school children, produced by the publishers of Good Reading. There’s information about new releases, sneak peeks, book reviews, and activities. As well as stories, poetry, and art contributed by primary school age children.

 

eResearching

Online reference books for research include materials such as motor repair manuals, encyclopedias, or journals.`

Go to our page for Family History Online or Information Links page for more ways of finding information and websites with useful research information.

Ancestry Library Edition is also available for research from any of the public internet computers in each of our library branches.

 

Britannica Library is an online encyclopedia with information for all ages on a wide variety of topics! It is updated regularly to include current events. A reliable source of information for research or general interest reading.

 

 

Haynes Manuals provides online access hundreds of manuals with instructions and diagrams for a wide variety of vehicle models. Cars and motorcycles from Australia, Britain, and America are included in the online manuals.

You will need your library membership card number and password to login.

 

 

National Geographic Virtual Library Online has access to every issue of National Geographic magazine, National Geographic Kids, books, and videos. The magazine archive dates back to 1888, so along with the documentaries and books this resource is ideal for some online research.

Use your library membership card number to login.

 

During the COVID-19 restrictions the State Library of Queensland and ProQuest are providing library members with free access to Ancestry Library Edition at home! 

 

To access Ancestry Library Edition you will need to login with your Gladstone Regional Libraries membership card number and password. Click on the link here to login and go to Ancestry Library Edition online.

You can find more family history research sites on the Gladstone Regional Libraries Family History Online page.

eViewing

This eLibrary group of resources all include videos you can watch online. The content includes movies, tv shows, documentaries, and lectures.

 

Beamafilm is an unlimited streaming service with access to hundreds of films and documentaries online for free! There are movies to suit all ages from 2 to 102; from mainstream to independent releases and lots of Australian content.

You will need to enter Gladstone Regional Libraries and your library card membership number when you first access Beamafilm; then create an account for future logins. Your email and password do not need to match your library membership details. Gladstone Regional Libraries does not have access to your Beamafilm account details.

 

 

IndieFlix provides online access to movies, classic TV series, documentaries, and short films from around the world. The content is arranged in galleries, much like other streaming providers.

As IndieFlix is part of the RB Digital group so you may already have a login from our eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines, etc. Login to your RB Digital account and then create your own IndieFlix password.

Don’t already have a login for RB Digital? You will need your library membership card number to create an account. The email address and password do not need to match your library details. Gladstone Regional Libraries does not have access to your RB Digital account details.

 

Kanopy is a media streaming service with movies and TV series for all ages. The content is available to watch, for free, online! Search or browse galleries and you can even save your own watch list. An app is available for iOS, Android, AppleTV or Chromecast.

You will need your library card number to create a Kanopy account. The email address and password do not need to match your library membership details. Gladstone Regional Libraries does not have access to your Kanopy account details.

 

 

National Geographic Virtual Library has documentary videos for you to watch online. Choose from hundreds of short videos on topics such as ancient civilisations, animals, culture, history, or the environment. 

Login with your library membership card number.