eReading

Manly library card holders can borrow e-books and audiobooks 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

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

http://manly.wheelers.co

Access

App users will need to add Manly Library before borrowing titles. Sign in by using your Manly library barcode (X030...) and PIN (last 4 digits of your card). 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.

Borrowing
You can borrow up to 5 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. Alternatively, they can be downloaded to an eRader app, 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 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? Returns can also be done. You can  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.

http://library.bolindadigital.com/shorelink

Access
App  users will need to add Shorelink library before being able to borrow titles. To login use your library card number (X030...) and PIN (last 4 digits of your card) or your password. You will also need to add an email address.

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

Borrowing
Selecting a title asks you to confirm your loan, when it be either downloaded to your app, or you will need to manually download to your PC with Adobe Digital editions. You can have 4 audio and 4 eBooks at a time for 21 days

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

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

Returns can only be performed through Adobe Digital Editions or another PC eReader. Titles  on a tablet or Smartphone cannot be returned early.


 

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The Shorelink Overdrive Collection  offers you the Overdrive service to bring you over 1,200 eAudiobooks & eBooks from a range of best selling fiction titles and popular authors.

Access
.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 (last 4 digits of your card by default) or your 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.

Borrowing

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 done3 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 you 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 items and choosing Returned Borrowed item. Returning eAudio titles can be done through Overdrive’s Media  Console by  choosing Return/Delete.

Transfer to a device:

For eBooks

  • Plug your reader into the computer
  • Open Adobe Digital Editions in Library View
  • Select the title then drag & drop onto your reader.

For eAudio

Transferring of eAudio titles varies between computers, but for basic MP3 players:

  • Plug you device into the computer
  • Open Overdrive Media Console
  • Click on the title and click transfer, then follow the menu prompts to add it to your device.

 

Note: if you have and apple device such as an iPod, you will need to manually manage your music in iTunes to transfer your eAudio files.

   Overdrive transfer to device


Manly Library also provides free access to digital magazines for Library Members.

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Zinio is your online eMagazine newsstand, with over 140 titles to choose from.

No checkout limits, and back issues are available.

 http://www.rbdigital.com/shorelink/

Access

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 and 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.

Borrowing

Titles need to be 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.

 

 

 Zinio free magazines for library members

 Esquire Magazine

Other eBooks:

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, try our Guide or phone Manly Library 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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Wheelers ePlatform

http://manly.wheelers.co

Available at the  Apple App Store and Google play ,it  does not need an Adobe ID if you are using a tablet or Smartphone.

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Bolinda Borrow Box

http://www.borrowbox.com/

Available for Android and iOS, it does not need an Adobe ID if you are reading on a tablet or Smartphone, but Mac and PC do.

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Overdrive Media Console

http://www.overdrive.com/software/omc/

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

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Zinio

http://au.zinio.com/

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.

 Note: DRM stands for Digital Rights Management. This controls how long a borrowed Title can be used, and how many people can access a title.