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Welcome to Leichhardt & Balmain Library eBooks

The Library is now able to offer a growing collection of over 5,000 eBooks. You are able to download eBooks in ePUB and PDF formats to a compatible device.

What's great about our eBooks
  • 24/7 access with your library membership from wherever you have internet
  • No reservations are required
  • No need to return your eBooks
  • No overdues, so no late fees
  • No need to renew, simply download the book again
What you need to use the Library's eBooks
  • Current Library Card – your library card barcode displayed on the front of your library card and your password
  • Computer, eReader or smart device
  • An Adobe ID
  • Adobe Digital Editions (for reading on computers and transferring eBooks between devices)
  • Bluefire Reader App (for reading on smart devices)
  • Internet access

To use the Library's eBooks you will need Adobe Digital Editions installed on your computer, or if you are using a smart device such as a tablet or smartphone, you will need the Bluefire Reader App or similar App from your device's App Store. Adobe Digital Editions is needed to transfer eBooks from your computer to your eReader. You will also need to authorise your computer and device with an Adobe ID. You are able to authorize up to six devices with the same Adobe ID.

To get started follow these steps

Searching and Borrowing

Search for ebooks to borrow in our ebook collection.

    Loan Periods

    Your ebook loan has a default period of 21 days. The loan is recorded on your library account and is visible on your loan record for only one day. The eBook is automatically 'returned' when the loan period expires.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Click here to view FAQ Articles

    In addition to the Library's collection here are a few free eBook services you may want to use

    Project Gutenberg
    Google Books
    Open Library
    The Online Books Page
    Internet Archive
    Fairytales and Stories
    World Digital Library
    Literature Project
    Directory of Open Access Books