e-Books and e-Resources

e-Books and e-Resources

The William Grundt Memorial Library provides a number of online databases for members of all ages and interests - whether children or adults, fiction or nonfiction, learners or avid readers. Here are a couple of examples for you to try.

 
BorrowBox

What’s BorrowBox? Your library in one app! BorrowBox enables users to borrow, download and enjoy eBooks and eAudiobooks from their local library. Library members can access their favourite titles wherever they go with the BorrowBox mobile app.


Come in and get your library membership, or update your existing membership to give you free access to these resources and more. The BorrowBox User Guide will help you in getting and install the BorrowBox app. For more information on BorrowBox, please contact the library.
 
Online Computer Tutorials
As a valued library member we would like to extend to you, free access to one of our added library services: thecomputerschool.net is an online computer training organisation that specialises in easy-access online computer education.
 
Register and you can instantly access (24/7), a powerful database that provides a direct, secure link, to more than 6,000 Technology Tutorials, offering immediate, quick lesson
education.
 
Come on in to the library and the staff will get you started!
 
Encyclopedia Britannica Online Library Edition

The Encyclopedia Britannica Online Library Edition is an excellent resource for students, parents and teachers.

Topics can be searched and presented according to the user’s age group, ensuring that the results are suitable for all stages of learning.
 
eResources at home
The State Library of Western Australia provides members of the William Grundt Memorial Library with a whole range of other online resources on their eResources at home for public library members’ page.
 
RB Digital Magazines (formerly Zinio)

RB Digital Magazines, the world's largest newsstand, offers full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. Your library's collection of popular digital magazines includes both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits.

Zinio for Libraries App Update

Starting on the 1st of August,a notification within the current Zinio for Libraries app will alert members to the availability of the new RBdigital app and give them the option to download it.

Message Text: “Zinio for Libraries has merged with RBdigital. In X time period [the counter appears here]you will be able to access your magazine collection only on RBdigital. Please download the new RBdigital app now by clicking here. Note that your username and password will remain the same.”

Members will see these buttons at the bottom of the message: “Update to New App,” “Remind Me Later” and “Don’t Ask Me Again.”

When members install the RBdigital app, they can log in with the same credentials used for the Zinio for Libraries app. At the end of the countdown (currently planned for the 30th September), the Zinio for Libraries app will be locked and members will see a message encouraging them to download the new app. At that point, members cannot access magazines without downloading the new app.

Message Text:“Zinio for Libraries has merged with RBdigital. To access your magazine collection, please download the new RBdigital app by clicking here. Note that your username and password will remain the same.”

The Zinio for Libraries app will remain on the device until members delete it. When the Zinio for Libraries app is deleted, all downloaded magazines will be removed from their device, freeing up memory. The new RBdigital app will list all previous checkouts, but those checkouts will need to be downloaded again as needed.