Libraries

Connect with Gold Coast Libraries at home

Discover the many ways you can enjoy the library from home with 24/7 access to our online library. Stay connected, inspired and stimulated with our extensive collection of digital resources for all ages – all you need is your library card.

Not a library member? We have introduced a temporary online only library membership for Gold Coast residents. Once signed up you will get instant access to our great collection of digital resources.

Complete the online form and your request will be processed in two working days. Your temporary online membership number will then be emailed to you and you can start downloading and streaming to your preferred device.

Get exploring with some inspiration below and discover even more with access to our full range of digital resources from our online library.

Become a library member

Gold Coast residents who aren't already a library member will be able to access a special online only temporary membership to access our digital resources.

  • To access this temporary membership, complete the online form.
  • You will need an email address to access this membership.
  • Once your membership has been processed (within two working days), our library staff will email you your membership number that you can use to gain instant access to our wide range of digital resources.

Virtual events

Download an eBook

Resource Download the app Setup instructions Help

 

OverDrive app for Apple

OverDrive app for Android

Website login

Download the OverDrive: eBooks & audiobooks app.

Select 'Sign up'.

Select 'Sign up using library card'.

Search for and select 'Gold Coast Libraries'.

Enter your library card number and PIN.

Add a title to get started.

Search for a title or browse through curated lists of recommended reads.

Select 'Borrow' when you find a title.

Sign in with your library card number and PIN.

Select 'Download EPUB ebook'.

Your ebook will be available on your bookshelf in the app.

OverDrive help

Getting started

BorrowBox Library for Apple

BorrowBox Library for Android

Website login

Download the BorrowBox Library app.

Search for 'Gold Coast Libraries'.

Enter your library card number and PIN.

Search, browse and discover a huge collection of eBooks using the eBooks filter.

Confirm your choice and select 'Borrow'.

Download the eBook instantly and enjoy.

Login for BorrowBox
help

 

View more at eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Listen to an audiobook

Resource Download the app Setup instructions Help

 

OverDrive app for Apple

OverDrive app for Android

Website login

Download the OverDrive: eBooks & audiobooks app.

Select 'Sign up'.

Select 'Sign up using library card'.

Search for and select 'Gold Coast Libraries'.

Enter your library card number and PIN.

Add a title to get started.

Search for a title or browse through curated lists of recommended reads.

Select 'Borrow' when you find a title.

Sign in with your library card number and PIN.

Select 'Download MP3 audiobook'.

Your eAudiobook will be available on your bookshelf in the app.

OverDrive help

Getting started

BorrowBox Library for Apple

BorrowBox Library for Android

Website login

Download the BorrowBox Library app.

Search for 'Gold Coast Libraries'.

Enter your library card number and PIN.

Search, browse and discover a huge collection of audiobooks using the eAudiobooks filter.

Confirm your choice and select 'Borrow'.

Download the audiobook instantly and enjoy.

Login for BorrowBox
help

RBdigital for Apple

RBdigital for Android

Website login

Go to the RBDigital website.

Select the 'Register' link and create an account.

Download the RBdigital app.

Select 'Login', sign in with your account details.

Search for a title or browse through new and recommended lists.

Confirm your choice and 'Checkout'.

Play or download and enjoy.

RBdigital help

View more at eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Stream a movie

Resource Download the app Setup instructions Help

 

Kanopy for Apple

Kanopy for Android

Website login

Click on the 'Add library card' button.

Enter your library card number and PIN.

Create your account using an email address and password.

Search for titles or browse popular genres or new and trending films and documentaries.

Select a film, watch and enjoy.

Kanopy help

 

View more at Music and film.

Read a magazine

Resource Download the app Setup instructions Help

 

PressReader for Apple

PressReader for Android

Website login

Download the Pressreader app.

Click on 'Add account'.

Click on the 'Library or Group' option.

Search for and select 'Gold Coast Libraries'.

Enter your library card number and PIN, then select 'Sign in'.

You can now browse and download titles direct to the app.

PressReader help

Watch this video for tips on how
to access PressReader

 

RBdigital for Apple

RBdigital for Android

Website login

Go to the RBDigital website.

Select the 'Create new account' link and enter your details, then select 'Create Account'.

Download the RBdigital app.

Select 'Login', then sign in with your account details.

Select 'Magazines' from the menu, then search or browse through popular titles or genres.

Download an issue and enjoy.

RBdigital help

 

View more at Magazines and newspapers.

Research your family history

Resource Login Setup instructions Help

Ancestry Library Edition

Login via the Library catalogue

Click on the link for Ancestry library edition temporary offsite access.

Sign in with your library card number and PIN.

Start researching your family history!

ProQuest support centre

Be entertained - for kids!

Resource Download the app Setup instructions Help

 

OverDrive app for Apple

OverDrive app for Android

Website login

Download the OverDrive: eBooks & audiobooks app.

Select 'Sign up'.

Select 'Sign up using library card'.

Search for and select 'Gold Coast Libraries'.

Enter your library card number and PIN.

Add a title to get started.

Search for a title or browse through curated lists of recommended reads.

Select 'Borrow' when you find a title.

Sign in with your library card number and PIN.

Select 'Download EPUB ebook'.

Your ebook will be available on your bookshelf in the app.

OverDrive help

Getting started

Kanopy for Apple

Kanopy for Android

Website login

Select the 'Don't have an account yet? Get Started' link.

Enter your library card number and PIN.

Create your account using an email address and password.

Search for titles or browse popular categories and series.

Select a film, play and enjoy!

Kanopy help

Website login

Enter your library card number and PIN to access the resource.

Browse full issues of the magazines or search for a topic.

Explore photos, videos, books and magazines online.

RBdigital help

View more at Kids space.

Enjoy storytime together

Resource Login Setup instructions Help

 

Website login

 

Enter your library card number and PIN to access Storybox.

Search for a story, or browse by stories, storytellers or authors and illustrators.

Select a story, select play and enjoy!

Storybox Library help

 

View more at Kids space.

Learn online

Resource Login Setup instructions Help

 

Website login

 

Enter your library card number and PIN.

Search for the software or skills you want to learn or browse popular learning paths.

Select a tutorial and get started.

Lynda.com help

 

View more at Computer training.

Discover a new hobby

Resource Login Setup instructions Help

 

Website login

 

Enter your library card number and PIN to access the resource.

Select a hobby category or browse popular resources.

Get hands on and enjoy!

Hobbies & Crafts
Reference Centre help

 

View more at Hobbies, crafts and DIY.

Develop your business plan

Resource Login Setup instructions Help

 

Website login

 

Enter your library card number and PIN to access the resource.

Click on the 'Get Started' link.

Create an account.

Set up your business profile and get planning.

Gale Business Plan Builder help

View more at Business resources.

Practice your digital skills

Resource Login Setup instructions Help

 

Website login

 

Enter your library card number and PIN to access the resource.

Select a tutorial subject area or select a course from the menu.

Choose a course, and click on the link to get started.

The Computer School
help

 

View more at Computer training.