Digital Library Resources

digital book

Burwood Library has a huge range of digital resources for members, which are available at all times. Visit our Library Catalogue to sign up as a member, which gives instant access to the digital collection. Members can access streaming video, digital magazines, research databases, and a huge selection of eBooks and eAudiobooks. If you need any help accessing the digital collection, please contact our friendly Library staff on (02) 9911 9999 or

Getting Started with Online Resources

Learn more about getting started with our digital resources and some other popular websites with Niche Academy. There are step-by-step tutorials that make it easy to download eBooks, eAudio or use the library databases. 

BorrowBox eBooks and eAudiobooks

Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks free from Burwood Library, using the BorrowBox app. Find out how to download your library Apps here. Once you have BorrowBox on your phone or tablet, you can access a huge range of content just using your Library card number. If you're not a member yet, you can join here

How to get started with BorrowBox

Beamafilm streaming films and documentaries

Beamafilm is Australia’s premium movie streaming channel for true stories and independent voices. Burwood Library is happy to provide this collection of award-winning documentaries, independent features and festival favourites to delight, inspire and entertain you. Watch Beamafilm movies anytime, anywhere and on any internet connected device such as phones; tablets; Macs/PC’s and TV's via Chromecast, AppleTV or HDMI. Get started

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Overdrive eBooks, eAudiobooks and Magazines

Download Overdrive digital magazines, eAudiobooks and eBooks to your computer, or use the Libby app on your tablet or mobile device to enjoy anytime, anywhere. 

Find out how to download your library Apps  hereOnce you have Libby on your phone or tablet, you can access a huge range of content just using your Library card number. If you're not a member yet, you can sign up here


Newsbank Access to Australian Newspapers

Featuring more than 650 news sources from across Australia, Newsbank provides access to Australian newspapers for researchers, and also browsing of the daily "Image Editions" of major titles such as the Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Telegraph and The Australian. Log in with your Burwood Library Card Number to get started. 


Hoopla Digital

Hoopla Digital offers movies, eBooks, eAudiobooks, comics, music and television. Log in with your library card number and PIN and get started today! There's an app available from the App Store or Play Store to make browsing even easier. 

IndyReads eBooks and eAudiobooks

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. Log in with your Burwood Library card number for instant access to a wide range of resources, via your computer or the indyreads app for tablet and smart phone.

Visit the indyreads website, or download the app

Learning Languages

Library members are able to access free language learning support materials. All resources are free with a Burwood Library Card Number.

AMES World Wide English - Learn English from beginner to intermediate level – for work, life and study in Australia and global environments

AMES Interview and Resume Skills - Learn job seeking skills to find work in Australia. Practice writing a resume and cover letter. Prepare for the interview and making cold calls to employers

Mango Languages is an online language and culture learning resource that offers access to over 70 foreign languages and 21 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language.


Research Databases

Library members have access to research databases providing information on topics including current affairs, science, history, and the environment. Perfect for assignments, school and university projects, or general interest research. If you would like any help using the databases, please ask our library staff. 

Access the Databases here

History and Geneaology

Library members can use our free online databases to research history and family trees. 
Access the databases here


Niche Academy Training Videos

 Niche Academy videos will teach you how to start using

  • e-books and e-audio platforms such as BorrowBox and Libby
  • Social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat
  • Gmail, Word, Excel and Powerpoint

To start using it start here