Join online to get immediate access to our digital collection, research databases and learning resources. For full membership visit the library with identification showing your name and current address.

Ebooks & Audio books

BorrowBox access

Borrow and download the world's best authors and titles in eBook and eAudio format. Elegant, intuitive, and simple to use.
BorrowBox is an easy to use platform that allows you to select and download ebooks and eAudiobooks to your computer or any mobile device.
BorrowBox has a wide selection of titles, including the latest releases, best sellers and lots of Australian and New Zealand titles.

All you need is internet access and a current library card.
Open the App, search for Waverley Library and Sign in using your library card number and PIN (date of birth: DDMMYYYY)
BorrowBox user guide

The BorrowBox App allows you to download eBooks and eAudiobooks directly onto your smart device:

  • You can download eBooks and eAudiobooks directly to your PC or Apple Mac computer:
  • If downloading eBooks to a computer, Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) will be required, and you will need to create an Adobe ID. On first launch of ADE click on Help > Authorize Computer. On the following screen choose Adobe ID from the dropdown menu and enter your Adobe ID and password. You will now be able to download titles from the BorrowBox site directly to your computer and transfer to an eReader.
  • eAudiobooks can be downloaded from the BorrowBox site to your computer and listened to on any MP3 compatible media manager or media device.

Libby, by Overdrive access

Libby is a free app built by OverDrive, who also developed the classic OverDrive app. Both apps let you borrow the same free digital content from the library. However, Libby was designed to make finding, borrowing, and enjoying free eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines easier than ever.
You can stream books and magazines with Wi-Fi or mobile data, or download them for offline use and read anytime, anywhere. All you need to get started is a library card.All you need is internet access and a current library card.

You can also download and access titles using the mobile app Libby on your Apple, Android or Windows 10 device. For users wanting to transfer to their eReader, you will need to download Adobe Digital Editions. For more information, access the OverDrive Help and Technical Support page.

Get started with Libby
on Android, iOS, and Windows 10
Learn more about how Libby is different from the OverDrive app here.

Access via previous Overdrive app.

EBSCO Ebooks Public Library Collection

Access to a general reference collection of over 33,000 titles chosen specifically for public libraries and featuring fiction titles for both adults and juveniles, as well as best-selling and highly recommended titles from industry leading publishers.

A wide range of subjects and topics are covered to meet various patron research needs, including substantial offerings in self-help, health and fitness, games, crafts and hobbies, medical, cooking and religion. This collection also features titles on recreation and leisure, geography, commerce, finance, family, marriage, women, folklore, social and public welfare and home economics.


Access to a statewide collection of over 10,000 e-Book and e-Audio titles by independent publishers including Australian and international content, modern Award winners, Classics, a CSIRO science library, self-published materials, and items in languages other than English. 
To log in, go to "My Account", select "Waverley Library Service" and just enter your library card number and password (PIN) - or just use the apps!

Story Box Library

Story Box Library is an educational website, created for Australian children to view stories by Australian authors and illustrators, being read aloud by fantastic storytellers.


Choice Magazine (In-library access only)

Magazine from the leading consumer advocacy group in Australia and covering anything consumer-related, from saving money to choosing the best products and services.
Aims to make shopping easier, test products and give advice about food, finance and health,

Good Reading Magazine

Good Reading Magazine helps readers find the best and most interesting books to read from decorated and breakout writers from here and around the globe. If you’re in search of good books to read, look no further than the pages of this magazine.

Find independent critique, review and insight for book worms across the country and discover the hidden gems that too frequently slip past.

PK Mag

An online magazine for primary kids. A fun, funky magazine full of children’s creativity.
Best for 7-12 year olds and featuring contributions from children around the world including book reviews, creative writing, videos, music, and activities.

RBDigital magazines are now available through Libby by Overdrive

Access full-colour digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. A collection of popular digital magazines includes both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits.
Download your free digital magazines and keep them for as long as you like! All you need is an email address and your library card number.
The Libby app delivers your favourite magazine titles right to your smartphone, tablet or PC.

Spine Out magazine

Online magazine for teens 12-19 years which includes published writing, artwork, photography, poetry, book reviews, music, short films and just about anything young people have written or created.



NewsBank's Access Australia is a unique, web-based resource that provides comprehensive news coverage from all Australian states and territories and beyond. From local publications to nationwide news sources such as The Sydney Morning Herald  and The Australian, Access Australia includes content from the most popular daily, weekly and Sunday newspapers as well as community and regional news.

Film streaming

Sign up to Kanopy on-demand film streaming service with your Waverley Library card.
Up to 6 FREE films can be streamed each month, from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV or Chromecast.
Kanopy offers viewers a large collection of award-winning films and documentaries as well as children's programming through Kanopy Kids.
Kanopy user guide

Login to Beamafilm, Australia's leading streaming channel for documentaries and independent features.
This premium collection of award-winning movies and festival favourites will delight, inspire and entertain you.
The Beamafilm apps are available for iOS and Android and enable ease of repeat viewing and watching on the TV.

Tutoring & lifelong learning


An online tutoring service offering just-in-time homework and study help to students in years 3 – 12, in English, maths, science, research and study skills.

Students connect online, on-demand to an exclusive, expert network of qualified friendly Subject Specialists, the moment help is needed after school hours.

Connect to an expert tutor in a one-to-one session, and ask your question using a live typed chat function, interactive whiteboards to demonstrate problems like maths equations, and can also browse the web or attach documents for tutor feedback.

Infobase Learning Cloud (previously Hoonuit)

A video-based how-to training resource which opens up unlimited access to thousands of short videos covering more than 500 of today's most popular software applications on both PCs and Macs.

Language & literacy

Transparent Language Online

This application bridges the gap between learning a language online and using that language in the real world by allowing users to do both in one program.
There are fun and engaging learning activities to help you learn up to 99 different languages.
There is even an app (apple or android)
The latest list of languages re available here

Road to IELTS - General Training

This module provides the best possible preparation and practice for IELTS testing. It covers the reading, writing, listening and speaking modules via the website or app (Apple or android).

It covers 4 skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking, and contains over 120 hours of interactive activities, advice videos from British Council experts, hints and tips on question types as well as downloadable practice tests. With comprehensive content, this resource is also suitable for those who wish to improve their English standard.


A library of educational stories, games, videos, comics, jokes, poems, puzzles and activities. The Ziptales “library” was built by trained teachers with the express purpose of making reading a pleasurable and lifelong experience.

Aimed at children aged 6-12 and focused on literacy, primary education, games and edutainment, Ziptales helps to improve reading while enjoying the experience.

State Library of NSW eResources

Your Waverley Library card gives you access to State Library's online resources, including local and international newspapers, full-text journals, magazines, online databases, eBooks and eAudiobooks.
Visit State Library of NSW eResources to register your Waverley Library card number and log in.

Useful Links by Subject

Links to a wide range of topics to meet your study and leisure needs. The topics include arts and entertainment, business, economics and finance, education, employment, the environment, health and medicine, heritage and history, science and technology, transport, and universities and colleges.

Just click on one of the subject areas below to jump to a list of links on that subject.


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