Manly library card holders can borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks through Wheelers, Bolinda Borrow Box and Overdrive. Digital magazines can be borrowed from Zinio. If you can't find what you're looking for using these services, try these other free resources. 


View titles through your Web browser on any computer, tablet, or smartphone with an Internet connection.

Go to your library’s website and follow the link for Comics Plus: Library Edition. Select Create New Account or Log In in the upper-right-hand corner. (An RBdigital Gateway account is required to check out and view comics and graphic novels. You may create a new account here or log in with the credentials you’ve created for another RBdigital product, such as Zinio for Libraries.)

Browse over 16,000 titles by genre, publisher, or title, then check out your favourite comics and graphic novels.

Renewals, Reserves, and Returns

Easily renew titles or check out expired titles as often as you wish (each checkout is for seven days).

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Wheelers ePlatform brings you the latest fiction and non-fiction titles from a range of best selling Authors.

App users will need to add Manly Library before borrowing titles. Sign in by using your Manly library barcode (X030 . . . ) and PIN (by default the last four digits of your barcode number). These can be set to keep you logged in.

Finding titles
Search by keyword title or author, or browse by  author, series, subject and new titles and a slew of categories, as well as only titles that are available.

You can borrow up to 10 titles for 21 days. Titles can be read online and saved in your browser cache for offline reading, without needing to download and have an Adobe ID.  Titles can be read online and saved in your browser cache for offline reading, without needing to download and have an Adobe ID. Alternatively, they can be downloaded to an eReader app on a tablet or phone, or Adobe  Digital editions on a PC to for reading.

Renewals, Reserves, and Returns
Renewals cannot be performed on any of the ePlatform titles at this time. 

Reserves can be placed on any item that is on loan, with the date shown when the item is due. You will need to have an email address at Manly Library to be alerted when your title is ready for reading.

Returns can be done for any titles. From the my shelf screen you can select a title then choose return this title?, or you can return books when reading them by clicking Library then return this loan. To return eBooks in Adobe Digital Editions by selecting items and choosing Returned Borrowed item.

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Bolinda Borrow Box hosts eBook and eAudio titles from best selling Authors from Australia and abroad, with apps for Android and Apple. 

How to use Borrowbox

Finding Titles
Once logged in you can search by keyword, Title, Author and Narrator. You can also browse by age group, as well as by new releases and top titles in the collection.

Selecting a title asks you to confirm your loan, when either downloading to your app, or to your PC with Adobe Digital editions.  You can borrow four (4) eAudio and four (4) eBooks for 21 days. Loans reset every two weeks.

Renewals, Reserves and Returns
Note: renewals and reserves count as LOANS and are counted against your total loan limit.

Renewals can be done at anytime before an item is due, and can be borrowed twice more for an additional 21 days from the due date.

Reservations can be placed and cancelled on any title, and you will receive an email or app alert notifying you when the title is available to download.

Returns can be performed on the app as well as the desktop (PC) site any time after borrowing an item.

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The Shorelink Digital Library uses Overdrive service to bring you othe latest Fiction, non-Fiction, Junior and young Adult titles in eBook and eAudio.

How to use Overdrive

Begin by Searching for Shorelink Library in the add a library Menu, and click the star to add the library. To login use your library barcode  (X030 . . . ) and PIN (by default the last 4 digits of the barcode) or password. Once entered this can be set to keep you logged in.

Finding Titles
Browse the shelves for popular, new, and just returned titles. You can search by title, subject and author.

You can borrow for 7 to 14 days (this can be changed in your account settings), and have 3 items at a time. Downloads can be completed either in the Overdrive app or Adobe Digital Editions program on PCs.

Renewals, Reserves and Returns
Renewals on titles can be done 3 days before the item is due, if there are no reservations on the title.

Reserve an item by choosing a title and selecting place a hold, then enter your library details and email address to be notified when the item  is ready.

Returning eBooks and eAudio titles can be done through the Overdrive app by touching and holding on a title to bring up a menu to return an item early.
For Windows 7 users and Mac users, you can return eBooks in Adobe Digital Editions by selecting an item and choosing Returned Borrowed Item. The return of eAudio titles can be done through Overdrive’s Media Console by choosing Return/Delete.


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Zinio is your online eMagazine newsstand, with over 120 titles to choose from. No checkout limits, and back issues are available for all titles.

How to use Zinio

You will need your Library barcode (X030 . . . ) if you wish to join Zinio online. First time users will need to register at both the RBdigital Shorelink & Zinio sites (or with the app) with an email address and password. They can be the same for both sites, and the app can be set to remember your details.

Finding Titles
Once logged in you can search the collection A to Z by title, or alternatively browse the Shorelink collection by genre.

Titles need to be first borrowed through the RBdigital Shorelink site. This is for both PCs and Mobile devices.  Once you have selected your title you can then open your Zinio app on your tablet, Smartphone or PC to download the title and start reading.

Renewals, Reserves and Returns
You do not need to renew or return your eMags.  Most titles will take up between 20-50 MB of space, and can be deleted when you no longer wish to read them. There are no reservations on upcoming titles, you will need to check for new issues.  You can delete any titles you no longer wish to read to free up space, and download them again anytime.


Comics Plus: unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics. Please note that access to Comics Plus will cease at the end of June 2017.

 Other eBooks: 

TumbleBooks for Kids

Tumblebook Library

The TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books in English and other languages. The Learning Language books include a "Tumble Word Helper" which gives the pronunciation and translation of selected words in the story. The TumbleBook Library also includes reading comprehension quizzes, and educational games. Click on the link above for access. Access is also available from home.

Cannot find the book you want?

Why not try one of these free eBook & eAudio services:

For more information or assistance in accessing e-Books email Manly Library or call us on on (02) 9976 1743.

If you are using a tablet such as an iPad, Android tablet, or Kindle Fire, you will find there are many applications for eBooks, eAudio and eMags. Below is a selection that will help use the library's collections, as well as free titles.


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Available for all platforms, reads eBooks (on apps) and eAudio

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Available for all platforms, used for any eBooks from Amazon 

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Available for mobile & desktop,  reads your Zinio eMags.

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Available on Google Play and  iTunes

Available to download on a desktop PC, LibriVox also has free apps you can use to download or stream free eAudio books.