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 reading, viewing, listening or learning 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.

All eLibrary (alphabetically)

Please note that some sites may require you to join (as well as use your library card membership).

Be Connected

Beamafilm

Borrow Box

Britannica Library

Gale Interactive: Science

Good Reading Magazine

Good Reading Podcast

Haynes Manuals – All Access

Hoopla

IndieFlix (accessed via LibbyApp)

Infobase

Kanopy 

Libby (Overdrive)

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda)

PK Mag

PressReader (SLQ membership required)

Spine Out magazine

Story Box Library

Transparent Language

Ziptales

Read

As a member of Gladstone Regional Libraries you have free access to a wide range of books, comics, magazines and newspapers.

Check out our Readers’ Corner page for some ideas about what to read next.

Borrow Box

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 to login.

Good Reading Magazine

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

Haynes Manuals – All Access

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.

Use your library membership card number to login.

Hoopla

“Hoopla is a ground-breaking 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:

  • Enter your email address (it doesn’t have to be the library one)
  • Create a password (it doesn’t have to be your library one)
  • Select Gladstone Regional Libraries
  • Enter your library card number
  • 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 20 loans/downloads per month.

Libby (Overdrive)

Libby provides 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.

PK Mag

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.

PressReader (SLQ membership required)

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.

Spine Out Magazine

SpineOut Magazine 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.

Story Box Library

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.

Use your library membership card number to login.

Ziptales

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.

Listen

Our eLibrary includes audiobooks, music and podcasts. 

Borrow Box

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 to login.

Good Reading Podcast

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

Hoopla

“Hoopla is a ground-breaking 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:

  • Enter your email address (it doesn’t have to be the library one)
  • Create a password (it doesn’t have to be your library one)
  • Select Gladstone Regional Libraries
  • Enter your library card number
  • 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 20 loans/downloads per month.

Libby  (Overdrive)

Libby provides 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.

Use your library membership card number to login.

Watch

Your library card gives you access to movies, tv shows, documentaries, and lectures.

Beamafilm

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

“Hoopla is a ground-breaking 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:

  • Enter your email address (it doesn’t have to be the library one)
  • Create a password (it doesn’t have to be your library one)
  • Select Gladstone Regional Libraries
  • Enter your library card number
  • 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 20 loans/downloads per month.

IndieFlix (accessed via LibbyApp)

IndieFlix is an On-Demand Streaming and LiveTV channels showcase classic and contemporary features, shorts and documentaries from around the world, in an Aladdin’s Cave of thought-provoking well-known and off-the-radar content. We work directly with young up-and-coming to seasoned film-makers to give them wide distribution where they are paid for every minute watched. – https://www.indieflix.com/about

Story Box Library

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.

Use your library membership card number to login.

Learn

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

Be Connected is an Australian government initiative committed to increasing the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians. Be Connected aims to empower everyone to use the internet and everyday technology to thrive in our digital world. – https://beconnected.esafety.gov.au/about-beconnected

 

Digital Health Literacy

Between July and October 2022 Good Things Foundation will be hosting a series of digital health webinars open to people of all ages across Australia, as well as a number of interactive, virtual group support sessions. The webinar series will also include specific sessions for older Australians, carers and aged care staff in regional, remote and rural communities.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • How digital health can make your life easier
  • How My Health Record puts you in control of your health information
  • Everything you need to know about e-prescriptions
  • Practical tips for finding reliable health information online.
 

Infobase

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. The Infobase account 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.

 

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda)

LinkedIn Learning for Library provides access to video-based courses including business, technology, technical skills, creative techniques, and learning paths for careers. LinkedIn Learning for Library will give you access to more than 16,000 courses!

Use your library membership card number to login.

If your library card needs to be replaced for any reason (eg a lost card) make sure you manually save your learning histories and achievements before the library membership barcode number is changed.

 

Transparent Language

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.

 

Researching

Online reference books for research include materials such as motor repair manuals, encyclopaedias, 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

The world’s largest online family history resource can give your library, family history center, school or archive instant access to hundreds of years of history in billions of historical documents and millions of historical photos from all over the world.

Ancestry Library Edition is only available for research within the library from any of the public internet computers.

Britannica Library

Britannica Libraryis 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.

Gale Interactive: Science

Gale Interactive: Science is a highly visual product that provides a comprehensive view of the most-studied science topics of biology, chemistry and earth and space science. Users can explore 3D models by zooming in, rotating, or pulling them apart. Clicking through each session displays relevant reference content related to each 3D model.  Selected 3D models can also be printed out.

Haynes Manuals – All Access

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.

Use your library membership card number to login.