Help for Library users of ebook platforms available at the State Library
The Library is closed from December 25 to January 3. From January 4 2021 we will be partially open to pre-booked and walk-up visitors and our Ask A Librarian service will resume for assistance with your research inquiries online and over the phone.
State Library Victoria provides free access to an extensive range of subscription databases, ejournals, ebooks and other eresources - including National edeposit (NED) and 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.
You can find these ebooks by searching the catalogue or browse our curated ebookshelf. The ebook catalogue filter searches the following sources: EBSCOhost, ProQuest, Berg Fashion Library, Gale, and NED ebooks.
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. 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.
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.