Yarra Libraries members can now use their library card to borrow and download free e-books, music and e-audiobooks any time of the day.
Bolinda Digital is Australia’s top publisher of e-books and e-audiobooks, and now has more than 700 best-selling publications for you to borrow, download and enjoy.
As a library member, you can choose from latest releases from Australian writers such as Bryce Courtenay, Kate Morton, Mathew Reilly, Tim Winton and borrow up to four Bolinda e-books for two weeks.
To read or listen on a mobile device, download the BorrowBox Library App for a great range of bestselling international and Australian authors.
Bolinda e-Books_User_Guide 2013 (147.08 KB)
Bolinda e-Audiobook User Guide 2013 (228.86 KB)
OverDrive is a quick and easy way to access adult, young adult, children's and Chinese e-Books. It’s simple just follow the link to the catalogue, log in with your library card barcode and pin, download and enjoy.
User guides and help are available on the OverDrive site.
Download the app here. The list of compatible mobile devices is available here.
OverDrive e-book users - Apple iOS 7 issue
Existing OverDrive eBook users upgrading to Apple iOS 7, will have an issue with the e-book app failing when opening DRM-protected e-books.
You can re-authenticate the app with your existing Adobe ID or go to the OverDrive help page.
OverDrive is working hard to resolve this issue. New or first time users of OverDrive Media Console are not affected.
Zinio Digital Magazines
Yarra Libraries is pleased to announce the launch of Zinio Digital Magazines. These magazines are free to download onto your computer, tablet, phone, or other mobile device. There are fifty titles to choose from, no limit on downloads and titles have an unlimited loan period. Watch this video to see how to create an account and start using or follow these step-by-step instructions.
Music streaming and downloads
Alexander Street Press
Two great new music products available for Yarra Libraries members from Alexander Street Press. Stream music videos and documentaries to your computer. No downloading. Just click on the links and select Yarra Libraries and enter your library barcode number.
Classical Music in Video contains over 400 hours of classical music performances and master classes captured on video—over 700 performances in all. The collection contains performances of all forms of classical music, including major orchestral performances by leading orchestras, plus chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances, along with master classes and interviews with master teachers from around the world. Coverage of musical time periods spans Medieval to the 21st century, and performances cover historical recordings from the 1950s up to the most current recordings today. These videos are streamed on the internet to your computer.
Music Online: Listening is a comprehensive and high quality streaming audio collection. It currently provides streaming access to over 900,000 tracks, including over 45,000 unique recordings. It incorporates American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, Jazz Music Library and the Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries collections. These music resources are all available on a single cross-searchable platform.
Freegal - free music downloads
Free music downloading service Freegal is now available to Yarra Libraries members. Download up to three songs per week, including music from the Sony Music catalogue, in MP3 format and listen to them on any MP3 player (including iPods and iPhones).
There is no software to download. Just login with your Yarra Libraries membership number and PIN.
Over 3 million songs are available from over 10,000 music labels with music that originates in over 60 countries.
- Download up to 3 songs per week in MP3 format.
- Listen on any MP3 player (including iPods and iPhones).
- No software to download.
- Sample the music before you download.
- Just log in with your Yarra Libraries membership number and PIN.
Search for ‘Freegal Music’ at the Apple iTunes app store or in the Google play store.
OneClickDigital has over 1,000 popular titles to choose from. Download the OneClickDigital app from iTunes or Google Play to listen to e-audiobooks on your tablet or smartphone.
Click here to access the OneClickdigital e-audiobooks site.
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