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.


Libraries Victoria appThe Libraries Victoria 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:

  • See your current and past loans
  • Renew your items
  • Search our catalogue
  • Place holds and check the status
  • Download eBooks and eAudio
  • Book a PC and submit Web Print jobs
  • Pay your charges
  • Link your family's accounts and store multiple Hobsons Bay Library cards in one app
  • Scan the ISBN barcodes of books you find in stores or other libraries to see if we hold the item in Hobsons Bay

Download from the App Store or Google Play and log in with your Hobsons Bay Libraries membership details to get started.


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


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


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

Apps for Apple iOS devices, Android devices and Kindle Fire available via


Beamafilm appThe Beamafilm app allows you to stream award-winning films and documentaries straight to your mobile device. Simply sign in with your Hobsons Bay Libraries membership to set up a free account.




Use it to:

  • Stream video content straight to your tablet or phone
  • Enjoy 24/7 access to an extraordinary collection of award winning and popular documentaries, as well as independent feature films from around the world

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


Lynda appThe app provides library members with free access to over 5,000 video tutorials covering hundreds of business, creative and technology topics from expert instructors and industry leaders.




Use it to:

  • Learn new skills for your career or hobbies
  • Discover the most in-demand skills based on your experience with personalised recommendations
  • Access learning resources where and when convenient with 24-hour availability on your mobile device
  • Follow comprehensive learning paths to train in all aspects of specialist skill sets

Apps for mobile devices, desktop and TV available via  
For help logging in to the app follow these instructions.


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 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, call 1300 HOB LIB / 1300 462 542, or downloan our eLibrary: eBooks, eAudio and more brochure.

Looking for more online resources? Explore the complete eLibrary.