Borrowing e-books from the library

You can use Council's online library catalogue (eLibCat) to find:
  • e-books (download or read online)
  • e-audiobooks (download or listen online)
  • e-magazines (download or browse online)
  • digital music (download or stream)
  • digital films (download or stream)

Library members can access digital content via the online library catalogue, eLibCat by using their library membership barcode number (displayed on the back of your library card) and PIN number. Learn how to join Council’s library service.

Most devices can be used to access Brisbane libraries’ digital content. Follow the links on the e-books and downloads page to access different formats.

Library customers can learn how to use library e-books and discover other tips for getting the most out of the digital library collection by participating in a Tech Connect class. These sessions are free and are offered at all Council libraries.  

Need some help? Our friendly staff can assist. You can check the FAQ and help files online or you can email with your questions.

If you can’t find the title you are looking for, email  with details of the book you would like including your library membership barcode number, the title, author, publication date and the format you would like. All suggestions are considered according to availability, budget and our Collection Development Statement.

15 June 2017