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The Tempest William Shakespeare first folio title page

Looking for free ebooks? You can access a range of ebook titles anytime, anywhere through our eresources page.

Access to ebooks is free with a Library card both at the Library and from home. To read ebooks on portable devices, simply download and install Adobe Digital Editions (ADE), a free software or Bluefire Reader for Apple products. Once an ebook is downloaded it will be accessible for up to three weeks. If you are working on a State Library computer, you can read ebooks online via the EBL (Electronic Book Library) Online Reader.

Ebooks are portable and  great when travelling. No longer will heavy books weigh down your luggage, and you don't have to worry about running out of things to read - with ebooks you can store as many books as you like all on your portable device.

The State Library’s ebooks contain a wide range of young adult titles as well as general fiction and non-fiction, enough to satisfy any reader

If you want some suggestions, the top 10 ebooks accessed through the State Library in 2015 were:

  1. Tempest : a critical reader
  2. Don’t go back to where you came from
  3. Rosie Project 
  4. Writing Book : a practical guide for fiction writers
  5. Murder and Mendelssohn : Phryne Fisher’s Murder Mysteries 
  6. Colony : A History of Early Sydney
  7. Post-Colonial Studies: The Key Concepts
  8. Dreadful Murder : And other criminally compulsive
  9. Midnight Promise : A detective’s story in ten cases
  10. Black Echo


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