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Library early closure: The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 October to prepare for the annual Keith Murdoch Oration. More information

Facade conservation & repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

Library early closure & facade conservation works
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Electronic Book Library

The Electronic Book Library (EBL) is a collection of thousands of Australian ebooks that you can read online or download for free. The non-fiction ebooks span a range of topics, including travel, cooking, literature, sport and more.

Accessing the Electronic Book Library

To access the Electronic Book Library you need to be a registered Victorian Library user. If you haven't already registered, join the Library now.

 You can access the EBL from anywhere in Australia, either from this page or via:

You'll be prompted to log in with your Library card details before you are directed to the EBL, even if you're at the Library.

Reading the ebooks

You can choose to read the ebooks online, or download them to your computer or mobile device. Downloaded ebooks will be available for you to read offline for seven days.

See our instructions for using EBL for more details on reading online and downloading.

More information

See the various tabs in our instructions for using EBL for detailed information on logging into the resource, searching, reading ebooks online and downloading ebooks.

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