Don’t worry – our online library is still open today

Today’s public holiday means that our libraries are closed and there are no children’s programmes running. However you can still access our virtual library – thousands of books, magazines, audiobooks, newspapers, and games and puzzles are all waiting to be discovered.

Check out Overdrive and Bolinda for eBooks and Audiobooks that you can download to your device.

TumbleBooks also has many great picture books with activities that you can read.

Odizzi, ZooWhiz, and LanguageNut are all fun learning games that you can access through our website for free.

Zinio has free downloadable magazines that you can keep – sports, music, crafts, movies, pets and animals, and more. Can you find the horrible histories magazine? Search for newspapers from all around the world using Press Display. It’s fun to see the news reported in a different language and from a different country’s perspective.

Download Harry Potter

The whole Harry Potter book series is now available for you to download for free as an ebook or audio book from Overdrive. Which means you can now listen to the series on your MP3 player, or read it on your computer. Awesome!

While you’re there you can check out all the other children’s titles available for download as eBooks or audio books – there are loads to choose from!

Download Stories onto your iPod/MP3 Player!

Did you know you can download books from the library website onto your PC or MP3 player? Well, if you didn’t know that and you’re interested you should check out our Downloadable Media page. There are heaps of books to choose from. For example, My Sister Jodie fans can download the book to their PC or WMA player, or they can burn it to CD and listen to it on their stereo!


For information about how to use the downloadable media library visit the Help page. You can take a virtual tour of the library, find out what software and hardware you need, and everything else you need to get going. It’s easy and free and virtually cool!

Want to listen to a good book these holidays?

Hey, did you know that there are children’s books in our digital audiobook collection? You can download books to your PC or compatible MP3/WMA player (check with your parent if you’re not sure about this – the home page tells you more about this stuff) and then you can listen while sitting in the sun or the car…


The collection includes things like The Waterhorse by Dick King-Smith, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Volume 1, Prince Caspian by C S Lewis, My Sister Jodie by Jacqueline Wilson, Dragonsdale by Salamander Drake and much more. Here’s the complete list.


The best thing about the digital audiobooks is that there are no overdues: the books automatically return themselves after two weeks, so you don’t have to worry about them. Excellent!