Babes in the Bush: the making of an Australian image

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 11:45

Dr Kim Torney was a guest speaker this year as part of the Heidelberg Historical Society excellent speakers program. 

Not sure if that eBook is quite what you want?

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 16:41

Many titles in Overdrive’s digital collection have a sample available so you can read, watch or listen to an excerpt of the title before borrowing it.To sample a title, click on the Sample button on the title’s details page. 




eReader news

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 11:56

What’s happening with the SONY eReader?

The news is that SONY will be closing its North American eBook business and not selling its eBook readers on the North American market. But don’t panic yet - SONY will still be selling eReaders in Australia. It’s an excellent product and works perfectly with our Bolinda and Overdrive services

What’s APPening with local history

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 11:23

There are hundreds of thousands of apps now available for your smart phone or tablet.  There are many genealogy related ones designed to assist the recording and researching of your family history but if you have an interest in local history there are some worth exploring too.

Inside History regularly review apps and have a section on their website 

What is the difference between downloading a book and reading it in your browser?

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 12:08

For people who don’t feel confident downloading the software that allows them to read eBooks on their devices, Overdrive has provided a ‘simpler’ alternative. You can Read(in your browser).

Trove update

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 11:46

The following is an update from the National Library of Australia's Trove team:

New kids project resources as eBooks on Overdrive

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 18:36

Is this a familiar scene?

“Mum, Dad I’ve got to do a project about Africa.”

“When‘s the project due?”


“Well, Google it.”

“But the teacher told us we have to use books”

We’ve all been there and it leaves us tearing out our hair but help is at hand…

Calling All Media Students, Creatives, Writers, Actors and Curious Minds

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 13:06

During Youth Week from Friday 4 April until Sunday 14 April, we're offering workshops in acting, script writing, special effects horror makeup, stop motion, filming, directing, stage combat and more.

The workshops are completely free, suitable for beginners and run by industry pros. This program is designed and intended for young people aged 12-25.

Lalor Community Connection Day

Monday, February 17, 2014 - 10:32

Celebrate the different cultures of our community at this fun and lively family event on Saturday 22 March from 11.00am until 4.00pm.
Enjoy a day of music, comedy, dancing, cooking demonstrations, massage, children's activities, and more.
Fun activities for the kids include a petting zoo, jumping castle, fairy floss, face painting and craft.
Come dressed in a cultural costume to be in the running for a prize.

Victorian Collections updated

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 14:27

The new Victorian Collections website was quietly re-launched in January