Welcome to our electronic collection. Here you will find fiction and nonfiction eBooks, magazines, and audiobooks to download.

Have your library card handy as some require you to login.

If you have any problems please don’t hesitate to contact the Libraries for help on 8372 5100 or 8372 5166.

eBooks & eAudiobooks

Further information for Overdrive

We offer a large collection of downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks. All titles can be accessed via the library catalogue or the service provider site above.

Download wirelessly to your compatible eReader, iPad, smart phone, mp3 player, PC and laptop anytime, 24-hours a day. Simply browse, check out, download and enjoy!

Recommended app is Libby for Overdrive  Search for the app on your device's app store.

PLEASE NOTE: Kindle eReader & some other eReaders are NOT compatible with this service.

If you need assistance with this program there is information available online - Overdrive Help - and do not hesitate to phone or ask our staff at any time.

eMagazines & eNewspapers

Further information for PressReader

With over 7,000 publications from over 100 countries in 60+ languages, PressReader is a leading digital newspaper and magazine provider.  Explore titles such as Better Homes & Gardens, Gardening Australia, The Guardian, Vogue Australia, Women’s Weekly, and much more from all over the world. The PressReader platform allows library users to customise their reading experience, gain international perspectives, and engage with topics of interests through the bookmark, share, translate, and comment features.

PressReader subscriptions are all inclusive, meaning that all publications are made available without the need to select title-by-title. You have access to the entire PressReader catalogue with your library card. 

New editions of newspapers and magazines are added to PressReader on the day of release. Three months of back issues are included. A text to speech facility is available.

Download the App

Getting Started Guide - Smartphone/tablet/iPad (app access)(PDF, 328KB)

Getting Started Guide - PC access(PDF, 258KB)


Movies, documentaries & video

Further information for Kanopy

Create a Kanopy account and log in with your library membership to enjoy a diverse catalogue of films. Your Kanopy account gives you:

  • Ten play credits per month (ten films) - credits reset on the first of the month
  • Three days to finish watching a film
  • Access to Kanopy Kids - unlimited plays of movies and shows for children (to join Kanopy you must be over 13 years of age).


Getting started with Kanopy

You will need an active library membership, email address, and internet connection to access this service.

On your Laptop or PC

  1. Click on the above link 'Kanopy', which will take you to the Kanopy site
  2. Click on Sign Up
  3. Enter your details
  4. Find the verification email in your account, follow the link provided to verify your email
  5. Return to Kanopy and when you are successfully logged in, connect your library membership, click on your name (in the top-right corner), and choose "My Memberships" and "Add a new membership"
  6. Enter you library card number and password/PIN

On your mobile device

Download the Kanopy app from your device's app store (available for Android and Apple devices). Follow the prompts to set up an account and find your library by searching 'Unley' and selecting the City of Unley Libraries.



Training & education


Genealogical data - Ancestry

This service is usually only available using computers within the Libraries. However, for a limited time Libraries SA One Card members can access the service at home and elsewhere.

Visit Libraries SA and log in with your library card number and PIN. Choose 'Ancestry Library' from the list that appears

Ancestry provides access to an extensive range of genealogical resources from the United States and United Kingdom including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records. It also provides limited Australian coverage. To access this database you can visit either the Unley Civic Library or Goodwood Library and book on to use a public computer (this resource is unavailable outside the Libraries public computer network).

Australian eLibrary - Trove

Trove is an online search engine developed by the National Library of Australia which allows you to access a large repository of Australian material. Explore a wealth of resources and digital content including full-text books, journal and newspaper articles, images, music, sound, videos, maps, websites, diaries, letters, archives, people and organisations.


Environmental concerns - GreenFILE

GreenFILE is a bibliographic database of information about environmental concerns. This resource offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment. GreenFILE indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports.


South Australian community information - SAcommunity

South Australia’s community information resource, enabling you to find out about help available from government, non-government and community services throughout SA and to find out how you can connect with and get involved in your community.


State library of South Australia

Submit questions to Librarians at the State Library of South Australia. You can lodge questions 24/7 and will receive a response within ten working days. The State Library website also provides several research resources, catalogues and guides on specific topics, especially South Australian.