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Browse our collection of magazines, newspapers, eBooks and more. Resources are available on a number of different platforms, which you can view online or download to your mobile device, tablet or computer.

Download Bolinda eBooks and Audiobooks

Bolinda Digital provides an extensive library of eBooks and audiobooks with many Australian titles.

How Many Can I Have?

You can borrow up to 10 eBooks and 10 audiobooks (total of 20 loans).

Maximum loan period is 14 days and items can be renewed twice.

Where can I use it?

This resource can be accessed inside and outside of the library.

What do I Need to Access it?

Web or full library membership, and your Bayside Library card number and password.

An email account.

The Borrowbox app if using an Apple or Android phone or tablet.

Internet access to view and download eBooks and audiobooks. eBooks and audiobooks can be accessed without internet once downloaded.

If accessing ebooks on a computer you will also need to install Adobe Digital Editions on your computer and an Adobe ID Authorized in the Adobe Digital Editions Help menu. To sign up for a free Adobe ID account, visit the Adobe ID page and choose Get an Adobe ID (this account can be used for any number of ebook services).

Apps - BorrowBox

Download the app to access BorrowBox on your mobile device.

BorrowBox 

Download BorrowBox for Apple devices.

BorrowBox

Download BorrowBox for Android devices.

Getting started - Using the Borrowbox App

1. Download, install and open the Borrowbox app.

2. In the Library field, enter Bayside Library Service and select 'Bayside Library Service - VIC'.

3. In the ID/Barcode and password fields, enter your full borrower number and password. If you wish to proceed, agree to the terms and conditions.

4. On the Complete Registration page, enter an email address where you would like to receive notifications from Borrowbox. The display name is optional.

Under Newsletter, tick the boxes if you would like to receive updates from the library or from Borrowbox.

5. You should now be logged in, press the audiobook or eBook icons along the top to browse the catalogue. For more information on how to use Borrowbox, watch the video tutorial below (Tutorial button).

Access Bolinda

Download Libby eBooks

Libby by Overdrive allows you to borrow a large collection of eBooks, all through the Libby app.

How Many Can I Have?

You can borrow up to 10 items. Maximum loan period is 21 days, and items can be renewed.

Where can I use it?

This resource can be accessed inside and outside of the library.

What do I Need to Access it?

Web or full library membership, and your Bayside Library card number and password.

An email account.

The Libby app if using an Apple or Android phone or tablet.

Internet access to view and download eBooks and audiobooks. eBooks and audiobooks can be accessed without internet once downloaded.

If accessing ebooks on a computer you will also need to install Adobe Digital Editions on your computer and an Adobe ID Authorized in the Adobe Digital Editions Help menu. To sign up for a free Adobe ID account, visit the Adobe ID page and choose Get an Adobe ID (this account can be used for any number of ebook services).

Apps - Libby

Download the app to access Libby on your mobile device.

Libby 

Download Libby for Apple devices.

Libby

Download Libby for Android devices.

Getting started - Using the Libby App

1. Download, install and open the Libby app.

2. Answer 'Yes' to the first question 'do you have a library card?'.

3. Select 'I'll Search for a Library'.

4. Enter 'Bayside library' in the LIBRARY NAME field, then select 'Bayside Library Service' from the results.

5. Select 'Enter Library Account Details'.

6. Enter your full card number (including the X3191) in the CARD NUMBER field, then your password, and press 'Sign In'.

7. Once your account has been retrieved, press 'Next' on the right side of the screen to continue.

8. You are now logged in and ready to browse the catalogue. For more information on how to use Libby, watch the video tutorial below (Tutorial button).

Access Libby by Overdrive

Download RBdigital eBooks and Audiobooks

RBdigital - Browse and borrow hundreds of the best Australian and International titles across eAudiobooks, eBooks, Magazines, and Comics. RBdigital provides simultaneous use so you won’t have to wait to borrow a title that you like.

How Many Can I Have?

You can borrow up to 10 eBooks and audiobooks, maximum loan period is 21 days.

With magazines, there are no holds, no checkout/loan periods, and no limit to the number of magazines and comics you can read or download.

Where can I use it?

This resource can be accessed inside and outside of the library.

What do I Need to Access it?

Web or full library membership, and your Bayside Library card number and password.

An email account.

The RBdigital app if using an Apple or Android phone or tablet.

Internet access to view and download eBooks, audiobooks and magazines. eBooks and audiobooks can be accessed without internet once downloaded.

Apps - RBdigital

Download the app to access RBdigital on your mobile device.

BorrowBox 

Download RBdigital for Apple devices.

BorrowBox

Download RBdigital for Android devices.

Getting Started
Creating an account using an internet browser

1. Go to the RBdigital home page to create an account, and press 'REGISTER' at the top-right corner of the page.

2. Enter your details, then press the 'REGISTER' button. Once your account has been created, you will be directed to their support page.

3. You can now browse the catalogue and view/listen to items using your browser. Press the menu at the top-left corner of the page, and select the resource you want to search for.

Creating an account using the RBdigital App

1. Download, install and open the RBdigital app.

2. Select 'Register Now'.

3. Choose 'Australia' for country.

4. In the 'Choose Library' field, search for 'Bayside' and select 'Bayside City VIC'. Then select 'Create Account'.

5. Enter in your details and press 'Register'.

For more information on how to use RBdigital, watch the video tutorial below (Tutorial button).

Access RBdigital

Read Flipster Magazines

Flipster - Read independent and unbiased reviews, product tests, articles, information and buying guides from the experts with Choice magazine.

How Many Can I Have?

There are no restrictions on usage.

Where can I use it?

This resource can be accessed inside and outside of the library.

What do I Need to Access it?

Web or full library membership, and your Bayside Library card number.

Internet access to view magazines.

Flipster can be viewed on a mobile phone, tablet or computer.

Apps - Flipster

Download the app to use Flipster on your mobile device.

PressReader 

Download Flipster for Apple devices.

BorrowBox

Download Flipster for Android devices.

Getting started

This resource can be accessed without login, on our public computers, or on a device connected to our Library WiFi network.

When accessing from outside of the library network network, you will need to enter in your Bayside library card number without the 'X' and no spaces.

Using the Flipster App

1. Download, install and open the Flipster app.

2. Press 'Get Started'.

3. In the 'Find My Library' field, enter 'Bayside library', and select 'BAYSIDE CITY COUNCIL - Brighton Victoria'.

4. IMPORTANT: Press the 'Bayside Library Membership ID:" link below the 'Login' button.

5. Enter your full Bayside Library card number in the Bayside Library Membership ID:' field, then press 'Login'.

If you have a newer card - from 2017 onwards - you may need to leave off the last number to be recognised correctly.

6. Press the Choice magazine cover to download and view more issues.

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Access Good Reading Magazine

Good Reading Magazine helps readers around Australia discover the best authors, books and writing from here and across the globe.

How often can I use it?

There are no restrictions on usage.

Where can I use it?

This resource can be accessed inside and outside of the library.

What do I Need to Access it?

Library membership is not required.

Resource can be viewed on a mobile phone, tablet or computer.

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Read PressReader Newspapers

PressReader gives you access to your favorite newspapers and magazines. With PressReader users gain access to publications on the day they are published.

How often can I use it?

There are no restrictions on usage.

Where can I use it?

This resource can be accessed inside and outside of the library.

What do I Need to Access it?

Web or full library membership, and your Bayside Library card number.

The PressReader app if using an Apple or Android phone or tablet.

Internet access to view newspapers.

PressReader can be viewed on a computer.

Apps - PressReader

Download the app to use Pressreader on your mobile device.

PressReader 

Download PressReader for Apple devices.

BorrowBox

Download PressReader for Android devices.

Getting started

This resource can be accessed without login, on our public computers, or on a device connected to our Library WiFi network.

When accessing from outside of the library network, you will need to enter in your Bayside library card number without the 'X' and no spaces.

Using the PressReader App

1. Download, install and open the PressReader app.

2. Press 'Signin' at the top-left corner of your screen.

3. Press the 'Library' button'.

4. Press the 'Select Library or Group' drop down box, and search for Bayside. Select 'Library - Bayside Library Service' from the results.

5. In the 'Library card number' field, enter your full library card number (including the X3191), then enter your password and press 'Sign In'.

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Access Britannica Library

Britannica Library, a safe, up-to-date and age-appropriate information resource for patrons of all ages. Discover encyclopedia articles, journals, periodicals, atlases, dictionaries and more.

How often can I use it?

There are no restrictions on usage.

Where can I use it?

This resource can be accessed inside and outside of the library.

What do I Need to Access it?

Web or full library membership, and your Bayside borrower number.

Newspaper can be viewed on a mobile phone, tablet or computer.

Getting Started

This resource can be accessed without login, on our public computers, or on a device connected to our Library WiFi network.

When accessing from outside of the library network, you will need to enter in your Bayside library card number without the 'X' and no spaces.

Access Britannica Library

Access Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press is the premier online reference product, spanning 25 different subject areas, bringing together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press’s Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias.

How often can I use it?

There are no restrictions on usage.

Where can I use it?

This resource can be accessed inside and outside of the library.

What do I Need to Access it?

Web or full library membership, and your Bayside Library card number.

Internet access to view resource.

Resource can be viewed on a mobile phone, tablet or computer.

Getting Started

This resource can be accessed without login, on our public computers, or on a device connected to our Library WiFi network.

When accessing from outside of the library network, you will need to enter in your Bayside library card number without the 'X' and no spaces.

Access Oxford University Press

Access Australian and New Zealand Reference Centre

Australian and New Zealand Reference Centre provides a collection of leading regional and international periodicals, full-text reference books, full-text biographies and a collection of images containing photos, maps and flags.

How often can I use it?

There are no restrictions on usage.

Where can I use it?

This resource can be accessed inside and outside of the library.

What do I Need to Access it?

Library membership is not required.

Newspaper can be viewed on a mobile phone, tablet or computer.

Getting Started

Please note: If you have a newer card - from 2017 onwards - you may need to leave off the last number to be recognised correctly.

This resource can be accessed without login, on our public computers, or on a device connected to our Library WiFi network.

When accessing from outside of the library network, you will need to enter in your full Bayside Library card number (including the X3191 - note the X is capital).

Access Aus and NZ Reference Centre

Access The Age newspaper online

The Age has the latest local news on Melbourne, Victoria. Read National News from Australia, World News, Business News and Breaking News stories.

This resource is accessed online and includes back issues.

Where can I use it?

Please note: This resource can only be accessed on our public computers, or on a device connected to our Library WiFi network.

How often can I use it?

There are no restrictions on usage.

What do I Need to Access it?

Library membership is not required.

Access The Age

Access The Australian Financial Review

The Australian Financial Review reports the latest news from business, finance, investment and politics, updated in real time.

This resource is accessed online and includes back issues.

Where can I use it?

Please note: This resource can only be accessed on our public computers, or on a device connected to our Library WiFi network.

How often can I use it?

There are no restrictions on usage.

What do I Need to Access it?

Library membership is not required.

Access The Australian Financial Review

Access The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald - Breaking news from Sydney, Australia and the world. Features the latest business, sport, entertainment, travel, lifestyle, and technology news.

This resource is accessed online and includes back issues.

Where can I use it?

Please note: This resource can only be accessed on our public computers, or on a device connected to our Library WiFi network.

How often can I use it?

There are no restrictions on usage.

What do I Need to Access it?

Library membership is not required.

Access The Sydney Morning Herald

Access Travel Guides

Gale Virtual Reference library - Travel guides Online allows access to full-text and fully searchable DK Eyewitness Travel Guide e-books. Travel guides detail major sights, suggested hotels, restaurants, entertainment, and outdoor activities.

How Many Can I Have?

You have unlimited access to all available resources.

Where can I use it?

This resource can be accessed inside and outside of the library.

What do I Need to Access it?

Web or full library membership, and your Bayside Library card number.

Travel guides can be viewed on a mobile phone, tablet or computer.

Getting Started

This resource can be accessed without login, on our public computers, or on a device connected to our Library WiFi network.

When accessing from outside of the library network, you will need to enter in your Bayside library card number without the 'X' and no spaces.

1. Press the 'Access travel guides' button below.

2. Select a travel guide, then select View eBook or press the cover to view the travel guide.

Access travel guides

Read The Senior Digital Paper

The Senior Digital Paper - Get the latest news on seniors lifestyle, travel, finance and more.

How often can I use it?

There are no restrictions on usage.

Where can I use it?

This resource can be accessed inside and outside of the library.

What do I Need to Access it?

Library membership is not required.

Digital Paper can be viewed on a mobile phone, tablet or computer.

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Read the Leader Newspapers Online

Leader Newspapers Online gives you access to 42 newspapers in the Leader Group for Melbourne. The ePapers are enhanced with the latest digital tools, including RSS feeds, social networking, blogging and much more.

How often can I use it?

There are no restrictions on usage.

Where can I use it?

This resource can be accessed inside and outside of the library.

What do I Need to Access it?

Library membership is not required.

Newspaper can be viewed on a mobile phone, tablet or computer.

Access Leader Newspapers Online

Access Story box library

Story Box Library - Imagine the best stories being read aloud to you by our favourite storytellers! Story Box Library gives you access to animated read-along story books, and games for young children, their parents and teachers.

How Many Can I Watch?

You have unlimited access to all available stories.

Where can I use it?

This resource can be accessed inside and outside of the library.

What do I Need to Access it?

Web or full library membership, and your Bayside Library card number.

Internet access to browse and watch stories.

Stories can be viewed on a mobile phone, tablet or computer.

Getting Started

1. Press the 'Access Story Box Library' button below.

2. Enter your Bayside Library card number.

Access Story Box Library


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