Read anywhere with our eLibrary


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


Unley Libraries, as part of the Public Libraries SA network, now offer a large collection of downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks. The collection includes classics, new releases, nonfiction, children, youth and bestsellers for all ages. 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.



Would you like your stories read to you? Storybox offers you and your children your favourite Australian stories read by our best storytellers.


eMagazines & eNewspapers


Our online magazine and newspaper collection. 

With over 7,000 publications from over 100 countries in 60+languages, PressReader is the leading digital newspaper and magazine provider for premium content.  Explore titles such as Better Homes & Gardens, Gardening Australia, The Guardian, Vogue Australia, Women’s Weekly, Australian Men’s Health, and much more from all over the world. The new 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. Our SAPLN readers will have access to the entire PressReader catalogue. 

New editions of newspapers and magazines are added to PressReader on the day of release. 3 months of back issues are included. A text to speech facility is available.

Download the App

Getting started with PressReader(PDF, 644KB)


Good Reading Magazine

Everyone needs a good book. Good Reading Magazine helps readers around the country find the best and most interesting books to read from decorated and breakout writers from here and around the globe. Since 2001 we’ve been at the forefront of Australian literary critique, playing guide to millions of readers. If you’re in search of good books to read, look no further than the pages of our magazine.

One of Australia’s most prominent book review websites, we deliver independent critique, review and insight for book worms across the country. We go beyond the bestseller’s list, helping you discover the hidden gems that too frequently slip past. Take out a subscription today and gain fresh insight into the book world, all the while knowing you’re supporting Australian books and writers.


PK Mag for Creative Kids

Good Reading's Magazine for Kids


SpineOut - Express Yourself

Good Reading's Magazine for Teens


Movies & documentaries


Kanopy streams thoughtful entertainment to your preferred device with no fees and no commercials. Everyone from film scholars to casual viewers will discover remarkable and enriching films on 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 1st 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 called Movie and Documentaries, 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

Lynda library

Thousands of video training courses for animation, music, business, design, IT, photography, using the web and more!

Road to IELTS

Road to IELTS is a self-study program to help those wishing to pass the IELTS exam. It provides hours of intensive work on vocabulary, reading, writing, listening and speaking practice.

The course includes two modules:

IELTS General Training
The IELTS General Training test is for those who are going to English speaking countries for secondary education, work experience or training programs. It is also a requirement for migration to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. The test focuses on basic survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts.

IELTS Academic
The IELTS Academic test is for people applying for higher education or professional registration in an English-speaking environment. It reflects some of the features of academic language and assesses whether you are ready to begin studying or training.


Go Digi

A national four year digital literacy program with the goal of supporting Australians to improve their digital skills. Together Infoxchange and Australia Post are working with communities around Australia, with a focus on the following audiences:

  •     Ageing community members
  •     Regional and remote communities.
  •     CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) communities
  •     Indigenous communities
  •     Small businesses.


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.