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Developing enhanced e-books [sound recording] : innovative ideas talk presented by Warren Fahey at the National Library of Australia (2011)

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Many of the National Library's eResources are available free online; others will require a User ID, found on your Library card.

The Library provides access to thousands of ebooks through its website, catalogue and eResources service. These include:

  • National Library publications
  • Digitised historical books from our collections
  • Items published electronically and deposited by publishers under Legal Deposit
  • Subscriptions to collections such as Chinese eResources, Early English Books Online and EBSCO eBooks.

What are ebooks?

Ebooks are books published in an electronic format. They can be read by using a personal computer or an ebook reader.

This guide will help you find and view different types of ebooks in the National Library collections.

Collection policy

Ebooks complement the Library’s collections. Subject areas include arts and humanities, Asia Pacific, business and commerce, biography, and social sciences. Our Collection development policy provides the framework for our collecting of Australian and Overseas material.

Library registration

Many of the National Library's ebooks and digitised materials are available free online; others will require a User ID, found on your Library card.

Registration is free for Australian residents; go to Get a Library card to register.

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No shelf required : e-books in libraries edited by Sue Polanka (2011)

"This collection is a must-read for librarians who wish to understand how e-books fit into today’s library." From the publisher.

See also the related website, No Shelf Required