Borrowbox  Overdrive
Bolinda Borrow Box has adult, teen and children fiction and non-fiction. Overdrive eBooks has adult-level fiction and non-fiction eBooks.

What are eBooks?

These are books in digital format that you can download to a computer, laptop, tablet, eReader or smartphone.

Library eBook suppliers

The libraries use 2 eBook suppliers, which both include a wide range of fiction and non-fiction for adults, teens and children.

Bolinda Borrow Box eBooks
To read Borrow Box eBooks on smartphones or tablets you need to download the free BorrowBox mobile app. 
You can borrow or reserve up to a total of 10 ebooks at a time. Loans are for three weeks.
eAudio books are also available on this site.

Overdrive eBooks
Read online or offline. Downloads in a variety of formats. Check out the great new app Libby. You can borrow up to 6 ebooks at a time and reserve up to two. Loans are for three weeks.

How to borrow a library eBook

Moreland City Libraries has purchased a range of eBooks that you can download for free.

  1. Search the Moreland library catalogue for a title of interest. The catalogue will indicate if a title is a downloadable eBook and link to the item on the eBook supplier website. You can also browse or search our eBook supplier websites directly to borrow items.
  2. Click the 'borrow' button below a title to borrow the eBook.
  3. When prompted, enter your member card number e.g. A2000301xxxxxxxB. This is the number printed on your Moreland City Libraries member card.
  4. Enter your password, which is your date of birth in eight numbers ddmmyyyy

To read an eBook on your device or computer, you may need to download special software. The Help pages on the supplier sites explain the software you need.

Library eBooks cannot be downloaded to Kindles.

Renewing and returning an eBook

To renew an eBook, you need to reborrow and download the item again.

You can return eBooks early. 

Free eBook internet sites

You can also download or read eBooks online for free from some internet sites.

Project Gutenberg
Over 40,00 out-of-copyright titles to read online or download in different file formats.

Open Culture
Great classic titles to read online or download in different file formats.
Authors include Jane Austen and Charles Dickens.

Many books
Over 29,000 titles to read online or download in a wide range of file formats.
Titles include Crime and Punishment, Anne of Green Gables and The Art of War.

Internet Archive

Wide range of fiction, children's books, historic texts and academic books.

Google Books
Preview books and download PDFs of out-of-copyright titles. 

University of Pennsylvania
Over a million books to read online.  Mostly American academic and historic titles.

Classic American literature and some reference works.
Includes King James Bible.
Online reading only. 

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