eBooks & eAudioBooks

The State Library collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks is constantly growing. The subjects covered include computer science, information technology, photography and much more.  For the younger reader there is a delightful collection of illustrated interactive children's books, word games and puzzles. As part of state-wide consortium,  the Western Australia Public Libraries Digital Media Collection (WAPLDMC), State Library members also have access to a core collection of selected eBooks and eAudiobooks available to Public Library members.  

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

Ebook Central

State Library members who are residents of WA can borrow eBooks from Ebook Central.   The collection has over 200,000 titles, which are primarily non-fiction and covering a wide range of subjects.  Titles can be accessed via the State Library’s online catalogue.  Learn more about Ebook Central and all its functions here.


BorrowBox is an award winning Australian App that enables State Library members to browse and borrow bestselling eAudiobooks and eBooks on their Apple or Android device for limited periods through digital loans. BorrowBox is a free download solution.  Once you are signed in you can borrow or reserve up to 6 eAudiobooks or eBooks  for a 2 week loan period.
To get started you will need your State Library membership card and a password.  The default password is your surname. 

New users will need to view the BorrowBox User Guide (PDF 763KB) to help get started.


Download eBooks and eAudiobooks Anytime, Anywhere!
WA Public Library and State Library members can borrow and read or download thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks. Sign in with your library card to enjoy digital books on your computer, tablet, smartphone, or eBook reader anytime, anywhere. 

OverDrive - eReading Room for Kids

OverDrive eReading Room just for kids provides a safe and easy browsing experience for children. The eReading Room provides children's content, which gets kids to the titles they want faster. Kids can browse, sample, place holds and borrow eBooks appropriate for their age range and reading level.

StoryBox Library

A place where the wonderful world of Australian Children's Literature is on permanent exhibit; Story Box Library is a beautiful online ‘reading room’.
Story Box Library connects children with literature through the complementary medium of film, providing our audience with a vibrant, interactive experience via a diverse range of storytellers, each sharing past and present book titles.

CSIRO Publishing Complete Collection 2010 and 2011

The CSIRO Published Collection consists of over 150 titles mostly electronically published since 2003 and covers a wide range of scientific disciplines including agriculture, the plant and animal sciences and environmental management.

Last updated on: 16 Jul 2018