Library apps

Make the most of your library membership and load your device up with our suite of free apps to enjoy 24/7 access to library services from home or out and about.

 

Hobsons Bay Libraries app

The Hobsons Bay Libraries app is a handy way to keep your library account up to date, access library resources and find out about upcoming events.

 

 

 

 Use it to:

  • Check your account and renew your loans.
  • Browse the library catalogue and reserve items
  • View and register to attend upcoming library events
  • Explore the history of Hobsons Bay with our local history and heritage resources

Download from the App Store or Google Play

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BorrowBox app

The BorrowBox app is a popular and easy way to browse, borrow and read or listen to eBooks and eAudiobooks.

 

 

 

 Use it to:

  • Find great stories for readers of all ages
  • Borrow even when the Library is closed 
  • Listen to an audiobook while on the road
  • Easily take reading material away on holidays
  • Return your eBook and eAudio loans automatically once they expire

 Apps for Apple iOS devices, Android devices and Kindle Fire available via http://www.borrowbox.com/support/

 

cloudLibrary appThe cloudLibrary app provides access to a huge selection of free eBook and eAudio titles.  Note that each of our eBook apps offer a different range of titles to choose from.

 

 

 

Use it to:

  • Browse the largest collection of eBook and eAudio titles
  • Request eBooks not yet stocked by Hobsons Bay Libraries
  • Save your favourite genres for easy browsing

Apps for Apple iOS devices, Android devices, Windows, Mac OSX, Nook eReaders and Kindle Fire available via https://www.yourcloudlibrary.com/

 

RBdigital app

The RBdigital app combines audiobooks and magazines together in one convenient package.  Featuring digital editions of many of Australia's most popular magazine titles and exclusive access to bestseller audiobooks not available via other eBook apps.

 

 

 Use it to:

  • Get reminders whenever a new issue of your favourite magazine is available to download
  • Access popular audiobooks instantly without having to wait in the reservation queue
  • Discover audio editions of novels by great Australian writers including Tim Winton and Jane Harper

Register online using your library membership details to obtain an RBdigital username and password, then download the app from the App Store (Apple iOS) or Google Play (Android).

 

PressReader app

The PressReader app brings the world's newspapers and magazines to your mobile device.

 

 

 

Use it to:

  • Read today's news from hundreds of countries, in over 60 languages
  • Browse thousands of popular magazines from Australia and around the world
  • Follow trending issues and add your own opinion
  • Rest your eyes and let the app read to you

Download from the App Store (Apple iOS), Google Play (Android) or Microsoft (Windows).

 

Mango appThe Mango Languages app lets you take your language learning with you wherever you go.  Choose from over 70 languages including French, Italian, Japanese and Pirate!

 

 

 

 Use it to:

  • Quickly learn useful phrases while travelling
  • Learn English as a second language
  • Complete specialty courses such as wine and cheese in French, etiquette in Arabic and feng shui in Mandarin
  • Create a free account to track your progress

Download from the App Store (Apple iOS) or Google Play (Android).

 

Studiosity App

Get study help, wherever you are, with the Studiosity app.

 

 

 

 

Use it to:

  • Access the free Studiosity online study help service from your mobile device
  • Ask a subject specialist a question live or save your questions in the app for later
  • Upload files of your work for a subject specialist to review.  You can even snap a photo of your work to upload
  • Not studying? Get job skills help instead, including resume writing and job application tips

Apps for Apple iOS devices and Android devices available via https://www.studiosity.com/mobile-app Sign in to Studiosity online using your library membership details to obtain an access PIN for the app. 

 

Note that while all these apps are free to download, most will require you to log in using your library membership card number and library PIN.  Visit any branch of Hobsons Bay Libraries to become a library member or retrieve your membership details.

For assistance with any of these services visit any branch of Hobsons Bay Libraries or call 1300 HOB LIB / 1300 462 542

Looking for more online resources? Explore the complete eLibrary.