Summer eReading

Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 13:43

A borrower who usually reads a lot of eBooks recently showed me a website she’d been shown by a friend with lots of magazines to download for free - she was looking for some light summer reading.

” What do you think” she asked?

 ” It’s all pirated,” I replied, ‘would you prefer some legally downloaded copies of some of your favourite magazines for free?She most definitely would!


Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 09:43

If you were a regular reader of BRW magazine, you will have noticed the print edition has now ceased. With this demise, the online website is currently available for free access until further notice. Also via this website you can access similar titles such as Financial Review and Smart Investor.

The Book Thief

Monday, January 6, 2014 - 13:01

The film of the multi-award winning and best-selling book The book thief by Marcus Zusak  is about to open in Melbourne cinemas so if you like to read the book of the film it’s timely to point out that the eBook is available to borrow through our Bolinda Service.

Get In Quick: Book To Film Adapations in 2014

Friday, January 3, 2014 - 11:39

Hollywood loves adapting books into movies and 2014 looks like it will be full of a variety of adaptations that will have you wanting to place the books on hold as soon as the films start to be promoted.

But why wait until the promos come out and the holds queue looks like it will never end?  What if you were to read the books now before everyone else wants them? Here's a list of some of the books that have been adapted into films and will be released in 2014. Happy reading.

Ebooks: Who's reading the reader?

Saturday, December 28, 2013 - 14:15

“Are you reading your book, or is it reading you?” Have you been wondering?

Journalist Rachael Brown recently interviewed Mark Coker, the chief executive of Smashwords, an independent publisher based in California on the subject for a segment on the ABC’s AM program.  You can hear the audio file or read the transcript here.

The Summer Read - in eBooks

Monday, December 23, 2013 - 14:51

Every summer the State library of Victoria runs a reading program -The Summer Read -  that focuses on books set in Victoria, about Victorians or by Victorian authors.

New December Zinio Titles

Monday, December 16, 2013 - 11:28

Borrowers now have access to some of our most popular magazine titles in a digital format through Zinio. The best part is there is no cost involved to have your own copy!  You will no longer need to place a hold to access these titles, (in digital format,) they are available instantly for download. If you would like further information on how to access these titles, speak to a staff member at your local branch.


The  new titles are:

Country Style

Woman’s Own ( a new title, only available in digital format)

Super Food Ideas

Christmas in eBooks

Monday, December 16, 2013 - 11:00

Christmas is nearly here.  Our Overdrive service offers a selection of Christmas stories, cookbooks and music to borrow.

Ida Pollock – romance novelist

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 20:18

Ida Pollock -the world’s oldest romance novelist died this week at the age of 105. Her last book will be published in 2014 - what a record!  Read about her in this Daily Mail article with the racy title World's oldest erotic novelist dies aged 105. It’s fascinating.