Enjoy eBooks wherever you are!
An eBook is a digital version of a traditionally printed book. They are perfect for reading at home, school, work, or while travelling. eBooks can be read on desktop computers, laptops, smart phones, media players, and many other mobile devices. Some eBooks can be downloaded while others are read online. They are perfect for recreational reading, education, and research, and provide flexibility, mobility, and 24-hour-a-day access.
As a library member you have free access to three eBook platforms, Libby, BorrowBox, and IndyReads.
Libby is an easy to use app where checked-out titles sync automatically to your device. The combined Libby eBook, eAudiobook, and eMagazine app, means you can download all of these digital resources from the one app!
First time accessing Libby?
- Download the Libby app from your app store
- Have your library card ready
- Select I'll Search for a Library
- Search for Richmond Tweed Regional Library
- Select Enter Library Account Details
- Type your library card number and PIN number to sign in (Don't know your PIN? contact your local library)
- Enjoy the best of Australian and international eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines for free, anytime, anywhere!
Download the Libby app from your app store NOW!
iOS | Android
Borrow Box eBooks
To read on a mobile device, download the BorrowBox Library App from your app store. BorrowBox has recently had some accessibility enhancements which enable everyone to experience the joys of books and storytelling.
Bolinda Digital is Australia's top publisher of eBooks and eAudiobooks. As a library member, you can choose from a great range of bestselling international and Australian authors on Borrow Box! Borrow up to four Borrow Box eBooks or eAudiobooks for two weeks.
Dyslexic usersA special dyslexia-friendly font called Dyslexie is now available on the iOS & Android app.
Adjustable playing speed
Everyone listens differently, and with the new playback speed options, you can enjoy eAudiobooks at your own pace.
Visually impaired users
The entire Borrow Box app is optimised to work with Apple’s VoiceOver functionality. Borrow Box utilises the built-in screen reader to provide meaningful auditory descriptions of each on-screen element. This includes an optimised eBook experience for the visually impaired.
Installing and setting up Borrow Box on Android
Access more ’How to’ videos here
Using Borrow Box in five easy steps!
Join your local public library
Install the BorrowBox app on your device
Select Richmond Tweed Regional Library
Activate with your library membership
Borrow free eBooks and eAudiobooks
IndyReads™ is a collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks from independent publishers, independantly published authors, and local writers. To access this resource you just need to use your library card number and PIN to borrow, download, and start reading anywhere, anytime!
The IndyReads™ catalogue shows the complete collection of ebooks and eAudiobooks available for loan. Loans are three weeks (but you can be returned early), and at the end of three weeks your loan will expire automatically—just borrow it again if you'd like to continue reading!
There has been a recent update to both the Android and iOS app, with the search page now containing a format filter for eBooks, eAudiobooks, and languages. The topic listing has also been collapsed into two separate headings, fiction and nonfiction. These categories can be expanded to access the subheadings.
The IndyReads™ app is available now from your app store, and is required to read from this provider.
IOS | Android
IndyReads™ User Guide
Please note: The Indy Reads browser portal is no longer compatible with Internet Explorer