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At Toodyay Library, the benefits of your membership don’t end when you leave the building. In addition to borrowing from our shelves, you can borrow eBooks and magazines using your personal computer, tablet or smartphone.  With multiple research databases accessible anywhere at any time, you have all of the information you could ask for at your fingertips. For the kids, we provide portals to online activities, games and stories that will keep them busy when you can’t.

Wherever our Members are in the world, endless entertainment and education is available for free – all you need is your library card!


Tumblebook Library

Introduce young children to the joys of reading with this delightful collection of animated, talking picture books.  This subscription service has been provided through Better Beginnings (



Busythings is an online resource for the early years that includes 115+ fun learning activities that help children learn important skills in the key learning areas of creative development, problem-solving, reasoning, numeracy, communication, language and literacy and knowledge and understanding of the world. 



Britannica Library

An excellent resource for students, parents and teachers. Britannica Library can be searched according to the users’ particular age group ensuring results are suitable for all stages of learning.



Story Box Library

A place where the wonderful world of Australian Children's Literature is on permanent exhibit Story Box Library in a beautiful online ‘reading room’. Story Box Library connects children with literature through the complementary medium of film, providing our audience with a vibrant, interactive experience via a perse range of storytellers, each sharing past and present book titles.



Popular Magazines Plus

Gale's Popular Magazines Plus has a strong focus on current events, sports, science and health.  Access full text News Limited News including The Australian plus other Australian titles such as Choice, Australian Women’s Weekly, Australian Geographic, Australian Gourmet Traveler, Inside Cricket and Inside Rugby. 


The premium digital magazine collection is now available to all library members. This collection of eMagazines includes popular titles such as  Delicious, Donna Hay, Elle, Gardening Australia, The Economist, Vogue and many more. Download the eMagazines to your PC, laptop or mobile device to enjoy at your leisure.

Go to the RBDigital landing page and select 'create account'. Enter your library card details, and then create a password of your choosing. Download the app from either the App Store or Google Play and then sign in and start browsing!


BorrowBox is an award winning Australian App that enables Public Library and State Library members to browse and borrow bestselling eAudiobooks and eBooks on their Apple or Android device for limited periods through digital loans. BorrowBox is a FREE download solution. Once you are signed in you can borrow or reserve up to 4 eAudiobooks and 4 eBooks for a 2 week loan period.



Kanopy is a video streaming platform for public libraries delivering one of the largest collections of indie films, classic cinema, festival and educational documentaries and movies online or through an app.  The services enable Public Library and State Library members to browse and view over 30,000+ films and documentaries from top suppliers, including the BBC, Criterion Collection, Ronin Films, Madman Entertainment.

Once selected, each film may be viewed, paused, finished and re-watched over a 72 hour period before requesting again.  Once you are signed in you view up to 4 films or documentaries with a month loan period.  These are updated on the 1st of every month.


Overdrive / Libby 

Borrow and download thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks with OverDrive/Libby.  Just sign in with your library card to enjoy books on your computer, tablet or smartphone anytime, anywhere.  A wide range of current fiction and non-fiction titles are available in both eBooks and eAudiobook format.  Adult, young adult and children's titles are available.

Download the Libby app via the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.  Members install the app on their device and choose their library from a list.  if preferred, use the OverDrive app that is available via Apple or Google Stores.