eBooks & eMagazines
Your Central West Libraries membership card will allow you to sign up for downloads of popular titles as eBooks. Click on the links below and follow the steps for each supplier.
NOTE: as from 8 March 2021 you will no longer be able to access RBDigital through Central West Libraries as they have moved over to their new platform Libby. Download the Libby app to enjoy the same access to eAudio Books, ebooks and eMagazines as provided by RBDigital.
BorrowBox, indyreads and our new platform Libby have a free app available from both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Find the app, download it, search for Central West Libraries, then use your membership number (and PIN if prompted) to log in.
Also check out the COVID-19 Specials page for extra titles for Children and Adults. hanks to TumbleBooks who are offering free access to their content during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Follow the links below and use the Username and password provided. We thank them for their generosity of spirit.
Replacing RBDigital as from 8 March 2021
As from 8 March 2021 Central West Libraries will change how you access eAudiobooks, ebooks and eMagazines that were previously been accessed through RBDigital. You will need to download the ‘Libby’ App to your device and select Central West Libraries as your library. Read our FAQ’s here.
Ebsco eBook Public Library
This collection is from the extensive range curated by Ebsco Publishing. The website includes detailed support information to get you started.
The Good Reading Hub for Book Lovers is an Australian resource with information on “Everything About Books” including thousands of easy to read independent book reviews and lots of interesting Australian and international articles, author profiles, stories on writers’ houses, bookshops, short stories, book trivia and more.
As a Central West Libraries member you can also read the digital edition of Good Reading Magazine online.
PK Mag is our latest digital magazine for Primary Kids from Years 3 to 6. Like its big sister SpineOut, which is hugely popular with high school students, PK encourages students to submit their creative works and then experience the thrill of being published. With interviews of popular children’s authors, sporting heroes, and of course plenty of competitions. PK is a fun, funky, yet serious magazine out every two months.
RBDigital are moving over to the Libby app.
As from 8 March 2021 RBDigital will no longer be available through CWL. They will be moving over to the Libby app.
SpineOut is an exciting online mag delivering interactive options for a Young Adult audience. SpineOut is a valued resource
With reviews of new YA titles in every edition, it is also the perfect place to find the next enthralling book to read. Readers can participate in all the competitions and quizzes, while also uploading submissions in a variety of formats, like pdf, video, mp3, jpg and more. A selection of submissions is published in each issue.
To read any of these ebooks, you need a device that can read the ePUB format. This can be a PC, Mac, iPad, tablet, smartphone or eReader which has an ePUB program loaded.
This format is not compatible with the Amazon Kindle as it is designed to be used with ebooks available from their store. There is a choice of free programs to be found on the web which will convert the ePUB format to read on a Kindle. You may like to investigate these and find one to download that is suitable to your needs.