We have hundreds of titles available in ebooks and audiobooks and also plenty of resources - and all it takes is a few simple clicks to start your digital library journey.

Just use these simple (and free!) apps and get started today!


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Watch Beamafilm on your favourite screen.

Stream thousands of movies, docs and series straight from your TV, computer or device.

All free with a valid Hobsons Bay library card.

Access Beamafilm

Download Beamafilm for Android

Download Beamafilm for iOs


The BorrowBox app is a popular and easy way to browse, borrow and read or listen to eBooks and eAudiobooks with a focus on Australian and children's content.

Download BorrowBox for Android

Download BorrowBox for iOs

Download BorrowBox for Kindle Fire 


cloudLibrary offers access to thousands of eBook and eAudio titles with its free easy-to-use app.

Download cloudLibrary for Android

Download cloudLibrary for iOs

Download cloudLibrary for Kindle Fire  


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With ComicsPlus, you can access over 20,000 digital comics, graphic novels, and manga featuring hugely popular titles for children, teens and adults.

Download ComicsPlus for Android

Download ComicsPlus for iOS

ComicsPlus for Kids


With ComicsPlus for Kids, you can access over 20,000 digital comics, graphic novels, and manga featuring hugely popular titles for children.

Family History

Hobsons Bay Libraries provides access to the popular Ancestry and Find My Past resources, both invaluable tools where you can search billions of records.

Access to these resources is only available on-site at any library branch during library hours. 


Start your family tree by accessing billions of genealogy records from Australia, US, UK and more.


Find my Past 

Research your family’s heritage from the UK, Ireland and Australia. Records include migration, cemetery, electoral rolls and much more.


Good Reading

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Good Readingis a monthly magazine for book lovers, featuring reviews, author interviews, news and podcasts.

Good Reading for Kids

Good Reading is passionate about encouraging kids to read books. Click on the logo to access.

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Good Reading YA


Good Reading for Young Adults! Featuring book reviews and news about your favourite authors.

Access Good Reading for Young Adults



Explore a world of cinema through Kanopy.

Kanopy is a streaming service providing thousands of thoughtful films and documentaries.

Enjoy extra entertainment from the comfort of your home and own device and all for free!

This service is available with a valid Hobsons Bay Libraries card.

Access Kanopy

Download Kanopy for Android

Download Kanopy for iOs

Mango Languages

Mango Languages

Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian, Pirate, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more.

Download Mango Languages for Android

Download Mango Languages for iOS


The PressReader app brings the world's newspapers and magazines to your mobile device. 

Access 5,000 newspapers and magazines, from over 100 countries and in 60 languages.

Download PressReader for Android

Download PressReader for iOS

Download PressReader for Microsoft

Story Box Library


Story Box Library features engaging online stories aimed at Australian primary school-aged children read by authors, actors and other well-known identities.

Access Story Box Library