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Books and Reading: eBooks

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Reading and Research at your fingertips!

The Christopher Brennan Library has both fiction and non fiction resources available through Questia School and Wheelers eBooks. These are downloadable onto your laptop and mobile devices.

The books are borrowed for two weeks and will disappear from your device at the end of that time - there is no need to return them.

Wheelers can be accessed via clicking on the banner below or follow the steps outlined in the box below.

If you have any trouble accessing these sites please contact us in the Christopher Brennan Library at snrlibrary@riverview.nsw.edu.au.

How do I access eBooks and Audiobooks?

  1. Go to the Wheelers website.
  2. Sign in with your student login. 
  3. Tap 'Start Browsing'. 
  4. Tap 'Borrow' to borrow an ebook
  5. Tap 'Read' to read in browser, the book will start to download.
  6. To borrow an audiobook, filter the search by choosing Format, and ticking the Audiobook box. 
  7. The grey speaker icon appears at the bottom of each image indicating it is an audiobook. 
  1. Go to the Questia School website. 
  2. Sign in with your school email address and the password supplied by the Christopher Brennan Library team. 
  3. Search for the topic you are interested in using keywords. 
  4. Tap 'Read now

REMINDER: You can save eBooks in Questia to active projects when you are conducting research. 

 

Apps for your mobile device

 

Our eBook options have apps that you can access their content via mobile devices - both Android and IOS. 

Questia School - Android/IOS

ePlatform by Wheelers - Android/IOS

 

COVID-19 - Authors Reading Aloud on Youtube

Jeff Norton is reading a chapter a day of his award winning book Alienated. Click on the image below to watch Jeff read on his Youtube channel 

 

Oliver Jeffers is reading one of his books a day during the COVID-19 crisis. Click on an image below to visit Oliver's youtube channel and listen to the award-winning author and illustrator.

 

 

 

Neil Shusterman is reading a selection of stories from his books Mindstorms and Mindquakes during COVID-19 lockdown. Click the image above to access Neil Shusterman's Youtube channel.

eBook of the Month

 
25th anniversary edition. Combining magic, mysticism and wonder and transforming lives around the world. Revisit this modern classic in ebook format!

Audible Stories

Audible has recently released hundreds of stories to stream for free. Simply click on image above and start browsing. You can listen to story straight away - no need to sign up. 

Audible

Click on the image above to access https://www.audible.com.au/, an amazon company. Extensive collection of audiobooks for purchase. Can also access a wide range of Podcasts too. Audible.com.au is a subscription service that can be cancelled at any time. Cost is $16.45 a month. Once you have signed up you have access to one free audiobook.

Scribd

 

Click on the image above to access Scribd.com. Scribd brings together fiction and non-fiction ebooks, audiobooks, news articles and sheet music. First 30 days free then $9.99 a month. 

Lit2go

Lit2go is a free online collection of classic stories and poems in audiobook format. Each book can also be downloaded as a pdf and used in classroom settings.