eBooks and eAudioBooks

Access eBooks and eAudiobooks for FREE with your library membership.

State Library members and WA Public Library members have access to a vast collection of fiction and nonfiction eBooks and eAudiobooks.  For younger readers, there is a delightful collection of illustrated interactive children's books, word games and puzzles.

To find eBooks and eAudiobooks in the State Library collection, search the catalogue or search in the collections below.

Overdrive provides access to WA Public Libraries' fiction, LOTE eBook and eAudiobook collection and popular eMagazine collection.

BorrowBox provides access to WA Public Libraries' fiction and LOTE ebook and eaudiobook collection, which can be browsed and borrowed through the website or BorrowBox app.

WA Public library members can be part of a state-wide Online Book Club with access to multiple titles throughout the year.

Access Type
With a State Library card
With a Public Library card

BorrowBox provides access to WA Public Libraries' fiction and LOTE ebook and eaudiobook collection, which can be browsed and borrowed through the website or BorrowBox app. New titles are added frequently across both formats.

Access Type
With a State Library card
Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, CSIRO publishes eBooks on a wide range of scientific disciplines including agriculture, the plant and animal sciences, chemistry, health and the environment published since 2003 with new titles released annually.
Access Type
With a State Library card
CSIRO publish a range of Australian scientific journals across multiple areas. The State Library subscribes to selected titles available online here.
Access Type
With a State Library card
Ebook Central provides access to over 120,000 non fiction ebook titles on a wide range of subjects from a number of major publishers that you can read online or downloaded for a short period to your own device to read later.
Access Type
With a State Library card
A collection of encyclopedias, almanacs and specialised reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
Access Type
With a State Library card
With a Public Library card

Libby is the mobile app to access the Overdrive collection of ebooks, eaudiobooks and emagazines titles available to Western Australian Public Libraries. Libby is a fast and attractive digital browsing experience that allows you to synchronise your reading across multiple devices.

Access Type
With a State Library card
With a Public Library card

WA Public library members can be part of a state-wide Online Book Club with access to multiple titles throughout the year. The Online Book Club is similar to in-person book clubs but runs online.

Access Type
With a State Library card
With a Public Library card

Overdrive provides access to WA Public Libraries' fiction, LOTE eBook and eAudiobook collection and popular eMagazine collection.

Access Type
With a State Library card
With a Public Library card
OverDrive eReading Room just for kids provides a safe and easy browsing experience for children. The eReading Room just shows items suitable for children, where they can browse, place holds and borrow eBooks appropriate for their age range and reading level.
Access Type
With a State Library card
With a Public Library card
Story Box Library provides a place where children can connect and engage with the wonderful world of Australian Children's Literature. Listen to stories read by Australian storytellers who add meaningful and entertaining readings. Supported by State Library of WA's Better Beginnings program.
Last updated on 15 October 2021