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Members of Central Coast Libraries have free access to a huge range of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and online music for all ages and interests.

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eBooks and eAudiobooks

Members have access to over 19,000 eBook titles at their fingertips. There are eBooks and eAudiobooks for all ages, including children and youth, and you can borrow up to 10 eBooks or eAudiobooks from each platform at any time with no reservation fees. After the loan period expires the item is automatically returned and will simply disappear from your device. You can return it earlier to borrow more items sooner. Follow these steps to start reading or listening today!

Online fun for kids

Connect with your library online to enjoy stories, eBooks, coding and so much more

  • Pre-recorded Storytime Sessions on YouTube

    Discover a range of recorded Storytime sessions on the Council’s Coast Connect YouTube channel for you to enjoy with your child. Best of all, if they really love a story, you can replay it as much as you like. You can also view filmed events and programs ranging from magic shows and animal encounters through to STEAM challenges.

    Children and Youth @ your library Facebook Group

    Join our private Children and Youth @ your library Facebook group and stay up-to-date with the latest events and information. Agree to our group rules to access this popular group focussing on children’s resources, events and activities.

  • Story Box Library

    With over 400 stories in the collection, Story Box Library is a great resource for families with pre-school and primary aged children.  This resource was created for children to view and hear quality picture books read by local Australian authors and personalities on video.

    Explore themes such as animals, imagination, indigenous stories, school life and many more.  There is also an Auslan Story Time series for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children.  

    App for Apple devices:
    App for Android devices:
    Website for laptops and computers: 
    Help with Story Box Library: 

    Logging in

    Library: Central Coast Library Service
    Public Library Card number: Your Library card number
    Fill out the registration form and create your own password.  Please remember your password for future logins.

  • Pɑint Centrɑl Coɑst REɑD is pɑrt of the Pɑint the Town REɑd initiɑtive, ɑn Eɑrly Literɑcy Community Cɑpɑcity Building Progrɑm ɑimed ɑt educɑting pɑrents, cɑrers ɑnd the community ɑbout the importɑnce of reɑding, singing, plɑying drɑwing and tɑlking with children every dɑy from birth.

    The ɑim of the progrɑm is to encourɑge ɑll levels of the community to support the development of children’s eɑrly literɑcy skills from birth, so they ɑre prepɑred for leɑrning when they stɑrt school.

    Eɑch time you tɑlk, hug, sing and reɑd with your child, new brɑin connections ɑre formed ɑnd strengthened.

    These dɑily ɑctivities lɑy the foundɑtion for lɑnguɑge development and communicɑtion skills to grow.

    Literɑcy is ɑ key success in life. Reseɑrch shows thɑt foundɑtional skills leɑrnt from ɑges 0-5 yeɑrs ɑre criticɑl for developing literɑcy skills ɑt school.

    Read Parker’s Books

    There are currently 6 books in the Parker – Paint the Coast REaD series. Download a PDF copy to read today.

    Watch Parker Storytime Videos

    There are numerous recordings of Storytimes featuring Parker and his books. Check them out here.

    Parker colouring-in

    Looking for something different to colour? Download Parker colouring sheets today.

    Parker’s Pen Pals

    Parker the Platypus is looking for pen pals! If you would like to write to Parker or send him a drawing you can download the templates below or create your own. Send your message to Parker at – he can’t wait to read them!

  • MIT Scratch Coding

    Create stories, games, and animations with this free project from the MIT Media Lab.

  • Overdrive-Libby

    Our library is proud to offer you a wide selection of digital magazine titles for you to access anytime, anywhere through the award-winning Libby app. Download your favourite magazine titles directly to your smartphone or tablet to read anywhere, anytime, even without access to WIFI. eMagazines can be borrowed for up to 3 weeks before being automatically removed from your shelf.

    How to use

    Download the free Libby app on either the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android). 

    • Open app and select sign up with library card
    • Search Central Coast Library Service
    • Enter your library card number (library card number include upper case letter followed by numbers) and PIN (DOB as DDMMYYYY)
    • Touch Library to search or browse the collection
    • Touch Borrow to borrow and download the title

    If you have questions, visit the help site or contact your local branch for assistance.

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