eLibrary

Our eLibrary service is the gateway to a world of electronic resources for education, information and recreation.

COVID19

The information on this page may not be correct during this unprecedented health event. Essential services are still being provided to the community, however many Council services and programs have been placed on hold while facilities and some open spaces are closed.
Our COVID-19 information area details all impacts to Council services, facilities and programs as well as the local response to coronavirus.

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Central Coast Library Service App

Central Coast Library Service App

Searching our library catalogue and renewing and reserving books is now easier than ever thanks to our new 'Central Coast Library Service’ app.

With the tap of the screen, you can reserve and renew items, scan book barcodes to search, view events as well as get easy access to eBooks, eMags, music streaming and much, much more!

The app is available to download for free from Apple’s iTunes store and Android’s Google Play.

Google Play
 

Apple iTunes
 

eMagazines

RBdigital

RBdigital

The RB Digital app delivers your favourite magazine titles right to your smartphone or tablet. Download now to read and enjoy!

We have access to large number of eMagazines that once downloaded to your device can be read anywhere, anytime, even without access to WIFI.

There is no limit to the number you can download and best of all it’s free, meaning you’ll never have to pay for a magazine subscription again.

  1. Download the RB Digital app at the Apple Store (iPhone), Google Play Store (Android) or Kindle Fire.
  2. Click “Not a Member? Register Now”.
  3. Choose Australia from the scroll menu, select Central Coast Library Service and enter your library card number.
  4. Create a user name (choose something you will remember, like your email address).
  5. Fill in your personal details and register.

eBooks and eAudiobooks

Members have access to over 19,000 eBook titles at their fingertips. You can borrow up to 10 eBooks or eAudiobooks from each platform at any time with no reservation fees. After the loan period expires the item is automatically returned and will simply disappear from your device. You can return it earlier to borrow more items sooner. Follow these steps to start reading or listening today!

Borrowbox

BorrowBox

Browse and borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks from your local library at any time. Borrow a combination of 10 eBooks and eAudiobooks from Borrowbox.

How to use

  • Download the free BorrowBox Library app on the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android);
  • Enter library name – Central Coast Council;
  • Barcode – is your library card number (library card number include upper case V or C followed by numbers) and PIN (Date of Birth as DDMMYYYY);
  • Navigate through tips or select skip to go straight to borrowing;
  • Browse collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks or search a specific title/author;
  • Select borrow and confirm loan;
  • Go to My Loans and download to read or listen anywhere without WiFi – you can also elect to have future titles download immediately when in WIFI.

Borrow Box provides great download speeds, speed options for eAudiobooks and features a sleep timer function so you’ll never lose your spot!

OverDrive

OverDrive

Borrow up to 10 titles for 21 days on an OverDrive compatible device (Android, Kindle Fire and iOS devices). Libby is the new app for enjoying Overdrive ebooks and audiobooks, alternatively you can use Adobe Digital Editions for your PC or Mac.

How to use

Download the free Libby app on either the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android). 

  • Open app and select sign up with library card
  • Search Central Coast Library Service
  • Enter your library card number (library card number include upper case letter followed by numbers) and PIN (DOB as DDMMYYYY)
  • Click add title to enter a specific title/author search or browse the collection
  • Select the green borrow tab icon and enter your card number (library card number include upper case letter followed by numbers) and PIN (DOB as DDMMYYYY) if prompted.
  • Select download or head to your loans and select download the title, which will then be downloaded and added to your bookshelf.

indyreads™

indyreads™ provides access to a statewide collection of independent Australian and international titles, classic literature and modern award-winning titles in eBook and eAudio format.

Access indyreads™  with your Central Coast library card number (library card number include upper case letter followed by numbers) and PIN (DOB as DDMMYYYY).

Visit websiteGet it on Google PlayDownload from the App store

eBook Public Library Collection

eBook Public Library Collection

The State Library of NSW provides access to these eBooks. You will need your Library card number to log in. Select eBook Public Library Collection (at the bottom of the list).

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg

Access over 57,000 free eBooks. Choose from free ePub and free Kindle books, download or read them online, with focus on older works for which copyright has expired. No fee or registration required.

Tumblebooks – Temporarily available

AudioBookCloud

Stream audiobooks at home or on the move from this all ages audiobook collection. Listen to a wide variety of genres including mystery, western, science fiction, romance and non-fiction.

Login using the details below:
Username: digitalestumbles
Password: trial

RomanceBookCloud

Read as much romance you like! All you need is an internet connection to browse and read books from this huge collection of steamy romance novels for the older crowd!

Login using the details below:
Username: digitalestumbles
Password: trial

eMusic

Freegal

Freegal

Free music streaming and downloads has never been easier! 

During the COVID-19 shutdown period, library members can stream music 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Download up to five free songs, or three songs and one video, or two videos and one song, every week from the Sony Music catalogue.

Choose from thousands of artists and hundreds of thousands of songs, all free and legally yours to keep. These files do not expire, are free of DRM and can be transferred to iPods and MP3 players or burnt to CD.

How to access

  • Download the free Freegal® Music app on the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play Store (Android).
  • Search by country, then select Central Coast Council Library Service.
  • Enter your library card number and PIN (Date of birth as DDMMYYYY).

Online fun for kids

Coding, eBooks and maths help.

Story Box Library

Story Box Library

A new online storytime resource showcasing the best Australian children's stories.

MIT Scratch Coding

MIT Scratch Coding

Create stories, games, and animations with this free project from the MIT Media Lab.

Parker Platypus Paints the Coast REaD

Pɑint Centrɑl Coɑst REɑD is pɑrt of the Pɑint the Town REɑd initiɑtive, ɑn Eɑrly Literɑcy Community Cɑpɑcity Building Progrɑm ɑimed ɑt educɑting pɑrents, cɑrers ɑnd the community ɑbout the importɑnce of reɑding, singing, plɑying drɑwing and tɑlking with children every dɑy from birth.

The ɑim of the progrɑm is to encourɑge ɑll levels of the community to support the development of children’s eɑrly literɑcy skills from birth, so they ɑre prepɑred for leɑrning when they stɑrt school.

Eɑch time you tɑlk, hug, sing and reɑd with your child, new brɑin connections ɑre formed ɑnd strengthened.

These dɑily ɑctivities lɑy the foundɑtion for lɑnguɑge development and communicɑtion skills to grow.

Literɑcy is ɑ key success in life. Reseɑrch shows thɑt foundɑtional skills leɑrnt from ɑges 0-5 yeɑrs ɑre criticɑl for developing literɑcy skills ɑt school.

Read Parker’s Books

There are currently 6 books in the Parker – Paint the Coast REaD series. Download a PDF copy to read today.

Parker colouring-in

Looking for something different to colour? Download Parker colouring sheets today.

Parker’s Pen Pals

Parker the Platypus is looking for pen pals! If you would like to write to Parker or send him a drawing you can download the templates below or create your own. Send your message to Parker at library@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au – he can’t wait to read them!

Tumble Books for Kids – Temporarily available

TumbleBookLibrary 

TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of eBooks especially for kids in years K-6. 
Discover picture books with animation, sound, music & narration. Some stories also include games and activities for you to explore. 
Login using the details below: 
Username: digitalestumbles
Password: trial

TumbleMaths

Discover maths stories to support kids in years K-6.
TumbleMaths is a comprehensive collection of maths picture books -complete with the animation and narration found in TumbleBook eBooks.
Lesson plans and quizzes accompany these stories to enhance the learning experience. 
Login using the details below:
Username: digitalestumbles
Password: trial
 

Online Resources for Youth

Tumble Books for Youth – Temporarily available

TeenBookCloud

Especially for youth in years 7-12 TeenBookCloud is a collection of teen novels, classics, poetry, short stories, audio books and graphic novels. Practice reading with read-along videos, complete with adjustable text, color and sentence by sentence highlighting. 
Login using the details below:
Username: digitalestumbles
Password: trial

RomanceBookCloud

RomanceBookCloud

Read as much romance you like! All you need is an internet connection to browse and read books from this huge collection of steamy romance novels for the older crowd!
Login using the details below:
Username: digitalestumbles
Password: trial

Video streaming

Access Video On Demand

Access Video on Demand – Temporarily available

Access Video On Demand’ provides unlimited access to thousands of full-length videos and clips. With easily accessible, meaningful video content for all patrons, this streaming video solution features exclusive, high-interest videos from top producers, plus new content is added regularly.

Just for Kids Streaming Video Collection – Temporarily available

The Just for Kids Streaming Video Collection includes clips from thousands of fun and informative video and audio titles on topics including music and arts, animals, sports and hobbies, maths and science, history, reading, and much more, plus hundreds of educational interactives—kid-safe and ad-free.

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Research Databases

A wide range of online resources are available to all Central Coast Library members. Many are available from home, and you can use your library card number to log in.
Last updated : Fri 24 Apr 2020