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.

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

 Our eKids page has easy access to our eLibrary resources with content for children. 

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

Choose a black button to view our eLibrary resources alphabetically or by category (includes descriptions).

*Please note: Kanopy is no longer available. RB Digital has become Libby (by Overdrive).

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.

 

 

 

hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.” ~ hoopladigital.com.au.

To sign-up to hoopla:

  1. Enter your email address (it doesn’t have to be the library one)
  2. Create a password (it doesn’t have to be your library one)
  3. Select Gladstone Regional Libraries
  4. Enter your library card number
  5. Enter your library password

Go to hoopladigital.com.au to get started today! Or try the Steps to hoopla guide for more information.

There is a limit of 10 loans/downloads per month. 

 

 

Libby (by Overdrive) has replaced RBdigital to provide an exciting range of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eComics, and eMagazines. A free app is available for access to all of their resources or use Libby in your favourite website browser (Chrome, Edge, Firefox, etc.) 

To access Libby with you will need your library card number and password (if you had an RB Digital account you should be able to login without re-registering). 

Click here to go to Libby for quick and easy access to the app or website. 

Have some questions about Libby? The Libby Help page may have the answer for you.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Libby (by Overdrive) has replaced RBdigital to provide an exciting range of eComics, and eMagazines. A free app is available for access to all of their resources or use Libby in your favourite website browser (Chrome, Edge, etc.) 

To access Libby with you will need your library card number and password (if you had an RB Digital account you should be able to login without re-registering). 

Click here to go to Libby for quick and easy access to the app or website. Have some questions about Libby? The Libby Help page may have the answer for you.

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.

 

 

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. If you experience problems accessing with your Gladstone membership try an online State Library of Queensland membership.

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

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.

 

Infobase Learning (formerly known as Hoonuit) provides video-based training for software, technology, and digital device topics, from beginner to advanced levels.

When you first access Infobase you will need to “Create an Account” (your RB Digital login for Hoonuit should work for Infobase). 

The Infobase 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.

 

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.

 

eViewing

This eLibrary group of resources all include videos you can watch online. The content includes movies, tv shows, documentaries, and lectures. You can even access music online via hoopla!

 

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.

 

 

hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.” ~ hoopladigital.com.au.

To sign-up to hoopla:

  1. Enter your email address (it doesn’t have to be the library one)
  2. Create a password (it doesn’t have to be your library one)
  3. Select Gladstone Regional Libraries
  4. Enter your library card number
  5. Enter your library password

Go to hoopladigital.com.au to get started today! Or try the Steps to hoopla guide for more information.

There is a limit of 10 loans/downloads per month. 

 

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.

 

 

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.