Books & Literature

Read eBooks for free at home with Adelaide City Library

The online library is perfect for bookworms, allowing you to download the latest novels, classic titles and all-time bestsellers straight to your device and all for free.

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South Australia’s wintery weekends and cooler evenings are the perfect reason to curl up with a good book, and as the states lockdown continues, there has never been a better time to get stuck into something new.

If you’re like us, you’ve been speeding through your books in recent days, and while bookshops and libraries remain closed under current COVID restrictions, the Adelaide City Library has the answer to all your reading desires with their free virtual library.

Perhaps one of Adelaide’s best-kept secrets, members of the City Library can access hundreds of free eBooks and audiobooks through their online portal, so you’ll never have to wait to enjoy something new.

The initiative is perfect for bookworms and allows you to download the latest novels, classic titles and all-time bestsellers straight to your device. With your library One Card, titles can be borrowed for up to 21 days and returned automatically, so there is no need to worry about receiving a late fee.

The service is not just limited to books with the virtual library hosting a treasure trove of endless entertainment. You can expect to access the latest movies, stream your favourite songs, or learn a new language through the virtual hub.

Kids can also play educational maths, science and geography games online or learn to be the next coding whiz with the Busycode program suitable for children 5 to 11 year olds.

As long as you’re hooked up to a stable internet connection, you can access Adelaide City Library’s catalogue anytime, anywhere.

Although accessing City Library’s virtual library requires you to be a member, membership is free and easy to do, so immersing yourself in a world of entertainment and education is just a few clicks away.

To find out more, visit the Adelaide City Library website or Facebook page.

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