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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.

Access the latest bestselling ebooks, eaudio titles and digital magazines on the Libby app or in your browser.

Read our FAQs here.

Choose a contemporary title from the range of Bolinda ebooks which include many popular Australian authors.  Learn more

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.

indyreads provides access to a statewide collection of independent Australian and international titles, classic literature and modern award-winning titles in eBook and eAudio format. Learn more 

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.

SpineOut is an exciting online mag delivering interactive options for a Young Adult audience. SpineOut is a valued resource in hundreds of schools across Australia and New Zealand and is a place for students to experience the thrill of being published.

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.