Help for Library users of ebook platforms available at the State Library
State Library Victoria provides free access to over 200,000 ebooks. All eresources can be accessed by anyone within the Library and from home for State Library Victoria members (if your home is in Victoria). Become an access member online or send us a membership query.
Ebooks complement our print collections. We collect across a wide range of subjects including social sciences, history, economics, literature, biography, sport and architecture.
ProQuest and EBSCOhost ebooks can be downloaded (see the tabs in the guide for instructions). Ebooks from other databases can be read online. Some NED ebooks can only be read in the Library building - check each catalogue record for access conditions.
The ebook is "[a] book written and distributed in an electronic format for reading on an e-reader or a computer screen, esp. (in later use) one in a format designed specifically for use with an e-book reader." (Oxford English Dictionary)
Interested in learning more about ebooks and how they came to be? Explore with this ebook, A short the history of ebooks in 20 drawings by Marie Lebert (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International).