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.

As a Queensland resident you can also become an online member of State Library of Queensland and/or National Library of Australia. These libraries provide a wide range of free eresources you can access with online memberships!  For more information go to our State & National Libraries’ eResources page.

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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.

AusLit

AustLit’s mission is to be the definitive information resource and research environment for Australian literary, print, and narrative cultures.  AustLit is brought to you by The University of Queensland in collaboration with academic, library, education and research organisations.

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 for Kids magazine

PK Mag is now Good Reading for Kids. It 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.

Good Reading for Young Adults magazine

SpineOut is now Good Reading for Young Adults. It 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.

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.

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.

LOTE4Kids

LOTE4Kids is an online database of children’s picture books in various languages. Available through PC and mobile Apps for kids to enjoy at home.

Our Yarning

“Our Yarning is a free digital library with hundreds of culturally relevant books for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and a great way for Australian children to engage with First Nations culture.  The library has been developed by Library for All in collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.”

 Instructions:  Search “Our Yarning” in your app store, download, make a profile and you are ready to go.  Honey ant readers included in this catalog are also available to borrow in physical form from our regional libraries.

 

QLD cloudLibrary Language Collection

The QLD cloudLibrary Language Collection is a collection of Languages Other Than English (LOTE) eBooks and eAudiobooks brought to you via the State Library of Queensland. The app can be downloaded by following the “Get the app” link from their website and selecting the country, state and library service.

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.

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:

  • Search for Gladstone and select Gladstone Regional Council
  • Enter your library card/membership number
  • Enter your library password
  • Tick the box to approve Hoopla
  • Enter your email address (it doesn’t have to be the same as in your library membership)
  • Create a password (this is for Hoopla and doesn’t have to match your email or library passwords)
  • Click/tap on Sign Up

Go to hoopladigital.com.au to get started today! 

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. 

Use your library membership card number to login.

QLD cloudLibrary Language Collection

The QLD cloudLibrary Language Collection is a collection of Languages Other Than English (LOTE) eBooks and eAudiobooks brought to you via the State Library of Queensland. The app can be downloaded by following the “Get the app” link from their website and selecting the country, state and library service.

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.

Sign Up Instructions : https://beamafilm.com/instructions/gladstoneregional

Gladstone Regional Libraries does not have access to your Beamafilm account details.

Borrow Box

Have you heard? BorrowBox’s brand new YouTube channel has landed! 

From exclusive interviews with bestselling authors such as Richard Osman, to a special behind the scenes look at the recording of Booker Winner The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida – it is truly a treasure trove of content, all available for you to share with your borrowers! 

Click here to subscribe – and be the first to see brand new and exclusive content!

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:

  • Search for Gladstone and select Gladstone Regional Council
  • Enter your library card/membership number
  • Enter your library password
  • Tick the box to approve Hoopla
  • Enter your email address (it doesn’t have to be the same as in your library membership)
  • Create a password (this is for Hoopla and doesn’t have to match your email or library passwords)
  • Click/tap on Sign Up

Go to hoopladigital.com.au to get started today! 

There is a limit of 20 loans/downloads per month.

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

 

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.

AusLit

AustLit’s mission is to be the definitive information resource and research environment for Australian literary, print, and narrative cultures.  AustLit is brought to you by The University of Queensland in collaboration with academic, library, education and research organisations.

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.