Read and Listen

Borrowbox Library

Browse, borrow, and download up to 50 eBooks and eAudiobooks for 3 weeks from Australian and international authors.

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Apps Available:

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  • Australian and International authors
  • Over 9,000 titles
  • Fiction and non-fiction titles
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Borrow 50 items at one time
  • 3 week loan period
  • Liverpool Library membership required to set up your account

Indyreads

Indyreads™ provides access to the State Library of NSW's collection of independent Australian and international titles, classic literature and modern award-winning titles in eBook and eAudio format.

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Apps Available:

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  • Australian and International authors
  • Over 14,000 titles
  • Community languages available include: Chinese, French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
  • Fiction and non-fiction titles
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Borrow 20 items at one time
  • 3 week loan period
  • Liverpool library membership required to set up your account

SpineOut Magazine

Published by Good Reading, SpineOut is suitable for high school students, covering book reviews, art, and more. Past issues can be found clicking the three lines in the top right corner.

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  • Highlights Australian and New Zealand content
  • Young Adults can submit content to be published
  • Provides book and art reviews, author profiles, short stories, book trivia, and more
  • Issues go back to 2010
  • Full text replica issues available
  • Search your favourite book or author

Help guide for SpineOut Magazine

PressReader

Read newspapers and magazines from reputable journalists and sources from Australia and around the world. Enjoy news stories and articles from your favourite sources and discover new ones.

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Apps Available:

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  • Acess over 7000 Australian and international magazines and newspapers
  • Offers over 100 countries and 60+ languages
  • Full text digital replicas
  • Search for a title or browse by subject, country or language
  • Audio option on most titles
  • Translate most titles into 20 languages, including English
  • Accessibility features available
  • Some children and youth magazines available
  • Bookmark articles to find them again later
  • Download the app to read offline
  • Liverpool Library membership required to set up your account

Help guide for:

Sign in to the website:

  • Go to PressReader
  • Click on Sign in in the top right corner
  • Select Library or Group
  • Search for Liverpool City Library (Australia)
  • Sign in with your Liverpool Library Card number and library PIN

Sign in to the app:

  • Download the app for your device
  • Tap on Sign in
  • Select Libraries and Groups
  • Search for Liverpool City Library (Australia)
  • Sign in with your Liverpool Library Card number and library PIN

Access the youth magazines:

  • Once signed in, go to Catalog
  • Scroll down to Categories
  • Click on Kids & Tweens
  • Try some magazines from other Categories for your specific interests

Find Your Next Read!

Not sure which book to read next?  Search by author, genre, theme, or browse award winning book lists from the following digital resources:

Gale's Books and Authors provides new ways to explore authors and books to help you choose what to read next.

Suitable for Ages: All Ages

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Get started with Books and Authors

Features:

  • Browse genres and sort by Children, Youth, and Adult
  • Search for authors or book titles to find reviews and read-a-likes
  • Book lists available for book awards, expert picks, and librarian favourites
  • Fiction and non-fiction included

Who Else Writes Like...? A reader's guide to fiction authors is an online tool for readers, by suggesting authors that are similar to their favourite authors.

Suitable for Ages: 14 - Adult

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Get started with:
Who Else Writes Like...? A Readers' Guide to Fiction Authors

Features:

  • Browse by authors names to find a list of similar authors
  • Select from a list of options such as genres, author's home country, or more to create a list of authors that might you
  • Under 'Features' on the website, find different categories such as Book Awards or Editor's Choice

Who Next...? A guide to children’s authors is an online tool designed to help encourage children and young people to read more widely, by suggesting authors they might enjoy.

Suitable for Ages: 0-14

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Get started with Who Next...? A Guide to Children's Authors

Features:

  • Browse by authors names to find a list of similar authors
  • Select from a list of options such as genres, ages, or more to create a list of authors that might interest your child
  • Under 'Features' on the website, find different categories such as Graphic Novels or Book Awards

Help guide for Who Next...?

The Source is a subject guide to children’s fiction, poetry and short stories from around the world.

Suitable for Ages: 5-14

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Get started with The Source - Magpies Magazine

Features:

  • Search by Books & Authors, Poets & Poetry, Short Stories and Awards
  • Includes children's classics as well as modern children's literature
  • Emphasises Australian and New Zealand literature
  • Only available in the library

Help guide for The Source

The Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to enable them to experience quality literature.

Suitable for Ages: 5-14

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Get started with the Premier's Reading Challenge

Features:

  • Booklists are sorted into groups based on school year: K-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9+
  • Browse by title, author or category
  • Updated yearly
  • Don't have to participate in the Challenge to use the booklists, but books read after the Challenge closes do count towards the next year

Help guide for Premier's Reading Challenge