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Family ebookshelf

Foster a lifelong love of stories and storytelling in children of all ages with our family-friendly ebookshelf! 

The Library has a huge range of free ebooks – 200,000 and counting! – which you can either read online or download for up to seven days.

To get started, browse our latest selection of ebooks suited to children aged 12 and under. You can also scan our monthly curated ebookshelf for some reading of your own, or browse for even more free ebooks!

For tips and advice, read our Get started guide or watch our video on using ebooks.

To access ebooks from home, you need to be a State Library member with a Victorian home address. (Terms and conditions of use apply.)