Help for Library users of ebook platforms available at the State Library
You can limit your catalogue search to ebooks only. Enter your keywords then choose 'ebooks' from the dropdown menu (default search is 'Everything except articles').
You can also search and then apply a filter to your results. Filters are shown to the right of your search results. Choose 'Ebooks' under SLV Collection (you may need to click 'show more' first). Other filtering options include subject, date and author.
Ebooks in your search results will show Availability: "Access online" and include an Available online link.
To view an ebook, first select the title or Available online link from your search results, then click on View ebook found below the title details.
Search our Library catalogue for ebooks:
See our other ebook sources page for details on how to find and access more ebooks.
Only downloadable ebooks from EBSCOhost and ProQuest will be found using the ebook catalogue filter.
Some other databases also include ebooks. You can find these ebooks by visiting the database or searching the catalogue using the articles filter.
We collect books in digital format through the National Edeposit system, and we also digitise printed historic material from our collections.
Visit the Berg Fashion Library database with 130+ titles covering important classic and modern writings plus reference works and the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion.
In line with the stage 3 restrictions announced by the Premier, State Library Victoria closed on Thursday 9 July.
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