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e-Library and Catalogue

Our online collections include books, movies, magazines and more. If you've signed up as a member at our libraries, you can access it all for free. 

Online Catalogue

Visit our catalogue to:

  • Request items
  • Download eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eComics
  • Stream movies, documentaries, tv shows and music
  • Renew items you've borrowed.

Browse online catalogue

 

Apps

The City of Bayswater provides access to a number of apps allowing you to read, listen, watch and learn on the go!

Read - books, magazines and comics

Download and access eBooks, eMagazines and eComics on your computer, tablet or phone using the following apps:

Libby by Overdrive

Borrow and download thousands of eBooks and eMagazines with Libby by OverDrive. Use your your library membership to enjoy books and magazines on your computer, tablet or smartphone anytime, anywhere. Members can borrow up to 10 Libby titles at a time, and have 5 titles on request at a time.

(Please note that if you currently use the Overdrive app, it will be discontinued in early 2023)

Libby

BorrowBox

Browse and borrow bestselling and eBooks via the BorrowBox app on your device. You may have up to 6 eBook titles on loan or requested at one time.

  • Download the Borrowbox app from the App Store or Google Play.
  • Sign in using your library card number and PIN.

Borrowbox

hoopla

Browse and borrow eBooks and eComics with hoopla.  Create an account and enjoy! You are able to borrow up to 6 hoopla titles each month, with eBooks and eComics available to you for 21 days.

hoopla

Storybox Library

Imagine the best stories being read aloud to you by our favourite storytellers – well that's Story Box Library! Storybox gets kids excited about reading, inspire their imaginations and let them have fun with stories, improving their language and literacy skills along the way. With an ever-growing library, suitable for preschool and primary aged children, it really is Storytime, Anytime!  

Visit Storybox Library

Listen - books and music

Libby by Overdrive

Borrow and download thousands of eAudiobooks with Libby by OverDrive. Use your your library membership to enjoy audiobooks on your computer, tablet or smartphone anytime, anywhere. Members can borrow up to 10 Libby titles at a time, and have 5 titles on request at a time.

(Please note that if you currently use the Overdrive app, it will be discontinued in early 2023)

Libby

BorrowBox

Browse and borrow bestselling eAudiobooks via the BorrowBox app on your device. You may have up to 6 eAudiobook titles on loan or requested at one time.

  • Download the Borrowbox app from the App Store or Google Play.
  • Sign in using your library card number and PIN.

Borrowbox

hoopla

Browse and borrow eAudiobooks and music with hoopla.  Create an account and enjoy! You are able to borrow up to 6 hoopla titles each month, with eAudiobooks available for 21 days and music for 7 days.

hoopla

Watch - tv shows, documentaries and movies

Stream or download on your computer, tablet or phone.

Kanopy

Kanopy is a streaming platform delivering one of the largest collections of indie films, classic cinema, festival and educational documentaries, and movies online or through an app. Members can browse and view over 30,000 + films and documentaries from top suppliers, including the BBC, Criterion Collection, Ronin Films, Madman Entertainment.  Once selected, each film may be viewed, paused, finished and rewatched over a 72 hour period before requesting again. Once you are signed in you can view up to 4 films or documentaries within a month loan period. These are updated on the 1st of every month.

VISIT kanopy

hoopla

hoopla has a large number of TV shows and movies, with no holds or waiting periods, available at your fingertips. All titles can be streamed immediately or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment. You are able to borrow up to 6 hoopla titles each month, with movies and tv shows being available for 3 days.

hoopla

Learn

Visit one of the following online databases for free by becoming a library member.

Ancestry.com

Trace and research your family history.

  • You can only access the website from the public computers in the library.

Busythings

Play games to improve literacy, numeracy and creative skills for children aged 3-11 years.

  • Type your library card number in the "Barcode" box.

Visit Busythings

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