Library at Home

Your library is available online, 24/7!

Gympie Regional Libraries has a large number of eResources to ensure you can still enjoy a great library experience without leaving the comfort of your own home. Stream movies, flick through a digital copy of your favourite magazine or download your favourite books, anytime, anywhere, absolutely free.


eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, Music, Movies, Newspapers

Borrow Box

Borrow, download and enjoy here. BorrowBox is home to the greatest Australian and international authors of the world’s best eBooks and eAudiobooks. Your library in one app.

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Go to:

Libby, by OverDrive

Gympie Regional Libraries eBook and eAudiobook collection.

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RB Digital Magazines

Free access to over 80 eMagazines with RB Digital Magazines.

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Freegal Music

Free access to downloadable eMusic with access to over 15 million songs in MP3 format, including Sony Music's extensive list of artists. Library members can download up to 5 free MP3 songs per week to keep and stream 5 hours of music daily! The download counter resets every Monday 16:01 Eastern Standard Time (Brisbane, Australia). For further information visit Freegal FAQ.

Getting started with Freegal on your PC

  1. Login to Freegal Music using your library card number and pin number
  2. Search the collection and preview songs
  3. Click Download Now

Choose from millions of songs, all free and legal. Songs downloaded are all in MP3 format with no DRM. Downloaded music can also be transferred to an MP3 player or iPod or burnt to a CD.

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Freegal Music



Access to the movie streaming service, Kanopy, is now available to library members. Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favourites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Umbrella Entertainment, Madman Entertainment, Under the Milky Way, SND Films and thousands of independent filmmakers.

All Gympie Regional Libraries members can watch 4 free movies per month from their computer, smart television, mobile device, tablet or iPad. All of the Kanopy Kids collection are free to watch and do not use your monthly credits.

Using Kanopy on your device

  1. Download the Kanopy app to your device
  2. Sign up for an account using your email address
  3. Find our library and add your library card

Using Kanopy on your computer or smart TV

  1. Go to the Gympie Kanopy web site
  2. Sign up for an account using your email address
  3. Find Gympie Regional Libraries and add your library card

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National Geographic Virtual Library

National Geographic Virtual Library

State Library of Queensland now provides state-wide access to National Geographic Virtual Library. State Library, Queensland Public Library and Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC) members have unlimited access in the library and at home.

There’s no substitute for the depth and quality National Geographic Virtual Library brings to your library. This online resource includes more than 100 years of every page of every issue of National Geographic Magazine, the vast multimedia collection of National Geographic books, images, maps and videos as well as National Geographic Traveler Magazine.

Click here to access National Geographic Virtual Library

The password is: gympie

Press Reader

Read free newspapers from around the world or relax with your favourite magazines using PressReader
To access this database you will need to use your State Library of Queensland membership card. To create a State Library of Queensland membership simply follow the prompts from the link.

Press Reader


Online Learning


Encyclopedia Britannica Online

A reference site for students, educators, and parents, it includes editorially reviewed websites and the Encyclopedia Britannica. View the Tour.

Encyclopedia Britannica ImageQuest

Britannica ImageQuest™ provides students and patrons with fast access to more than 3 million rights-cleared images, all from one safe site.  Recently updated to provide a stronger academic focus, Image Quest™ provides access to more than fifty of the world’s leading collections, including The Granger Collection, The Bridgeman Art Gallery, Dorling Kindersley Images, Getty Images, the National Portrait Gallery of London, have joined with Britannica to provide a database of proprietary educational imagery with deep coverage of the arts, humanities and sciences.

Click here to get free images is a web based video service with more than 3,000 engaging top-quality courses and 150,000 video tutorials for learning the latest commercial software, creative and business skills.

Be Connected

Be Connected is an Australia wide initiative empowering all Australians to thrive in a digital world. We have online learning resources as well as a Network of community partners - the Be Connected Network - who offer in-person support so you can develop your digital skills and confidence. Find a local place for friendly help and advice, or join the Network to help others.


For the Kids

Story Box Library

Story Box Library has been created for Australian children to view stories by Australian authors and illustrators, being read aloud by fantastic storytellers. Use your Gympie Regional Libraries membership card number to log in.

Story Box Library

National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids includes authoritative, age appropriate digital content suitable for younger students in English, Language, Arts, Social studies and science and more. 

  • National Geographic Kids magazine, 2009 – present,
  • 275 National Geographic Kids Books
  • More than 90 videos
  • 6000+ Kid friendly downloadable images
  • Selected National Geographic books, images and multimedia on history, biography science and technology and more.

Click here to access National Geographic Kids

The password is: gympie


Animalia (Library Edition), an interactive digital resource focused on language and literacy for children. Queensland public library, Indigenous Knowledge Centre and State Library of Queensland members have unlimited free access.

Enjoy Animalia on your favourite device.

Animalia (Library Edition) can be downloaded on four platforms:

  • App Store
  • Google Play
  • Mac installer
  • Windows setup
  • Access

Download the app.

Sign in using the code: slq123 (No need to sign in with your library number)

Connect online to sign in, each time you open the app. Then use the app offline