Ebooks: using our ebook collection

Help for Library users of ebook platforms available at the State Library

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Using State Library Victoria's eresources

State Library Victoria provides free access to an extensive range of subscription databases, ejournals, ebooks and other eresources - in addition to digitised material from our own collections.

Ebooks complement our print collections. We collect across a wide range of subjects including social sciences, history, economics, literature, biography, sport and architecture.

This guide will focus on our two main ebook databases: ProQuest Ebook Central and EBSCOhost ebooks. You can find these ebooks by searching the catalogue or browse our curated ebookshelf.

All eresources can be accessed by anyone within the Library. If you are a registered State Library member with a verified Victorian address you can also read our ebooks anywhere, at any time, and download them to your own device to read offline. Loan periods are between 1-7 days.

​If you don't have a Library barcode join online and follow the steps to verify your address. Contact us if you have any issues or need to renew your account.


We are continually adding ebooks to our catalogue.

Browse our curated Ebookshelf (updated monthly).

You can see previous highlights on the Ebookshelf Archive.

Our two main suppliers are Proquest Ebook Central and EBSCOhost Ebook Collection.

View all ebook databases in A-Z Databases.

Visit our other ebook sources page for more ebooks.

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