e-Magazines - An Update

Monday, October 7, 2013 - 11:27

e-Magazines have been very popular since being introduced to our e-library last year. The good news is we have renewed our subscription to the service (called Zinio). Check it out here.

Darebin Heritage

Monday, October 7, 2013 - 10:35


Darebin Libraries recently re launched their local history portal – Darebin Heritage.  The new fresh and clean look site has a host of resources available.  It is fully searchable.

Taste magazine

Monday, October 7, 2013 - 09:57

As of 2014, Taste magazine will be available for loan from many of our branches. This magazine was formerly known as Australian Good Taste. Prior to the arrival of the hard copies of the magazines, the digital version of Taste is currently available through Zinio. If you haven’t accessed Zinio before, you will be amazed at the large number of digital magazines available for download. There are  no loan periods applicable to these digital copies, and they can be kept on your digital device.

Has your Adobe ID been compromised?

Monday, October 7, 2013 - 09:33

Some Overdrive users will have received an email from Adobe recently telling then their password has been reset. Is this legitimate or phishing? What should you do?

Find the Hidden Treasure...or Walk the Plank!

Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 10:46

Good news! You can renew!

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 16:51

Run out of time to finish that ebook you downloaded? Up until now, when a loan period expires, borrowers have been obliged to return the item then locate it and borrow it again. No more! Starting this Monday October 7, borrowers will be able to renew a title, if no other users have placed a hold on it. The renew option will appear on your bookshelf three days before the title is due to expire. You will then be able to renew your titles one at a time.

Family History in Queensland and more

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 09:51

For some time Queensland genealogist Judy Webster has provided a terrific free resource with advice and indexes that help genealogists to research local, interstate and overseas ancestors by using historical records.

Judy has recently updated and moved her website to Judy Webster

Features of the new site include:

Introducing Marvin the app.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 19:52

(When I started preparing this post Marvin was free. I felt it was so good that it was amazing it was free– how could this be?  But no longer – with the upgrade to Marvin 2.0 there is now a cost but if you read a lot of DRM free books you might find it worthwhile.)


The Dust Bowl

Monday, September 30, 2013 - 09:30

The Dust Bowl The Dust Bowl

If you have any interest in USA history, Ken Burns  docos are a “must watch” in my book. I became a fan many years ago when I watched his