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E-Books, audio books and podcasts

Here is a list of places to access E-Books & Audio books for free!

One Month Free access to E-books and audiobooks - till November 3rd 2021!

Great news!

Want to read an e-book or listen to an audio book while at home?

For the next month we have access to nearly 3000 books!

Just log in with your DET username and password, on your computer: https://whspa.eplatform.co

or an app on your device: https://whspa.eplatform.co/help/apps/eplatform-app


  • All Local Council Libraries have E-books available if you are a member. Join today if you're not!
  • NSW State Library has a big range of e-books. Just register for your free online library card.
  • myON Over 6,000 e-books for free during this pandemic. Use: School Name: Remote Reading Demo; Secondary Student Name: secondary; Password: books
  • Project Gutenberg Australia Free ebooks by authors who died before 1955 and whose work is therefore in the public domain in Australia.
  • Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks.
  • National Emergency Library US you can now access more than a million books for free as part of a ‘National Emergency Library’ launched this week. From classic novels to hard-to-get academic textbooks, the collection is designed to help both students struggling with remote learning and readers deprived of access to local libraries.

Audio Books

  • If you have a Local Council Library membership, you can access:
    • Borrowbox Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks free from your library using our BorrowBox app.
    • Story Box Library created for children to view stories by Australian authors and illustrators.
    • Loyal Books free public domain audio and ebooks.
  • Audible is providing free audiobooks so that everyone can stream a large selection of their collection during the COVID-19 outbreak. As of 20 March 2020, anyone can listen to a mix of education, entertainment and general interest titles at no cost. These are available across six different languages.
  • ABC Kids Listen Download the ABC Kids listen app and listen to free stories, news and podcasts selected to entertain and educate pre-school aged children.
  • Kinderling Download the Kinderling app or stream online. It is a family friendly radio station, which provides a day long program for children and adults that includes music and educational activities.
  • Audio Books on Spotify This post explains the finer details searching for audio books on Spotify.


  • Fierce Girls Join the amazing Amy Shark, Yael Stone, Dame Quentin Bryce, Claudia Karvan, Turia Pitt, Stephanie Gilmore, Leah Purcell and more as they tell the inspiring tales of some of Australia's most extraordinary women.
  • Stuff you should know Who names a continent? What is El Nino? How is silly putty made? These are some of the topics covered in the Stuff You Should Know podcast.
  • Download this show Hosted by Marc Fennell, Download This Show is your weekly access-point to the latest in social media, consumer electronics, digital politics, hacktivism and more.
  • Inspired Lucy Smith talks to artists to find out the stories behind your favourite songs.
  • Science Vs is a team of friendly fact checkers that blow up your firmly held opinions and replace them with science.