Your Library At Home

Your Library. 24/7.

Your library is available online, 24/7!

Western Downs Libraries has a large number of online resources to ensure you can still enjoy a great library experience without leaving the comfort of your own home. Watch movies, flick through a digital magazine or read a great book anytime, anywhere, absolutely free.



Kanopy – stream movies online

Kanopy is an online streaming service unlike any other. With a large number of high quality independent and award winning movies, documentaries and a dedicated children’s service, Kanopy’s great offerings far outweigh it’s pricetag for Western Downs Library members (it’s FREE!).
Please be aware, movies are limited to 10 free views per month, per library card. Children’s content is currently unlimited. 



RBDigital – browse eMagazines and eAudiobooks

RBDigital offers a large collection of eMagazines and eAudiobooks to library members. Perfect for enjoying on your iPad over a coffee, or on your phone while doing the gardening or on a long drive.



BorrowBox – download eBooks and eAudiobooks

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BorrowBox has a large range of eBooks and eAudiobooks for library members to borrow. Download your favourites and carry them with you to enjoy wherever you are.

Freegal eMusic – download songs to your device

Freegal eMusic provides five free mp3 music downloads a month for library members.

For the Kids


StoryBox Library – experience Storytime online

StoryBox Library has hundreds of videos of colourfully narrated children’s books, all available to watch for free with your library card.
Create playlists to entertain your children for hours, or enjoy the stories together.


Kanopy Kids – stream kids content

Kanopy Kids is the dedicated children’s platform of Kanopy, our favourite online streaming service. With a large number of high quality independent and award winning movies, and tv shows, Kanopy’s great offerings far outweigh it’s pricetag for Western Downs Library members (it’s FREE!).
Children’s content is currently unlimited.


Anamalia – online learning adventure

Graeme Base’s Animalia (Library Edition) takes kids of all ages on a stimulating learning adventure through one of the world’s most beloved and well-known picture books.

Featuring a new animated story, ‘The ABC of Flying’, it brings to life all the major characters from the book as they host a range of interactive activities exploring the intricate detail of Graeme’s amazing artwork.

Learning Resources – develop new skills online, also known as LinkedIn Learning, is available for free to all Western Downs Library members simply by using your library card. offers high quality courses on all sorts of personal and professional development areas from photography to finance, design to accounting and everything in between.


Britannica Library – access Encyclopedia Brittanica

Encyclopedia Britannica is one of the most well known, and long running, digital encyclopedia collections, and is available for free with your Western Downs Libraries membership.


Gale Health and Wellness – read the latest news 

Gale Health and Wellness is automatically updated with the latest daily content from News Articles, Academic Journals, Reference, Magazines, Videos & Audio. Stay up to date with the latest news, free!

Use password: hwrc


AustLit – dive into all things literature

AustLit is an online resource for all things Australian Literature.
AustLit’s mission is to be the definitive information resource and research environment for Australian literary, print, and narrative cultures.

Be Connected

Be Connected is provided for free by the Australian Government.
Join thousands of Australians who are taking free courses on everything from how to access the internet, use your device and keeping in touch with others online.