BBC now has a huge range of eBooks available for students and staff. They are accessible on several different platforms. Just click on your preferred one, whether it's for fiction or non-fiction eBooks. Wheelers eBooks are for 2 week loans; EBL, Infobase and Gale Virtual Reference Library eBooks are available to everyone simultaneously, for any length of time.
The BBC Library provides access to a number of different e-book collections. You can choose from the specific e-book collections (such as EBL, Wheelers, etc.) for more details. Each one has a slightly different design to access, download and print an e-book.
ALTERNATIVELY, you can simply visit the Library Catalogue, search for all the resources on your topic, and choose an orange icon source on that topic (if one exists), which will be an ebook.
Printing copying and downloading
You may be able to print, copy or download an e-book, depending on the publisher. The amount you can print or copy varies between collections. You may need to create an account to use these functions.
The Wheeler platform will require you to create a loan. All the others do not require this - they allow multiple concurrent access.
E-book file types
The most common files types for e-books are PDF and ePUB (electronic publication). ePUB adapts to your mobile device screen size.
Some e-book providers have their own, or recommended apps, which will be prominently displayed on their home page. They can allow you to access and read e-books from your mobile device.
Contact us for e-book help
Wheelers ePlatform hosts an inspiring Australasian-based digital library. There are over 2000 ebook titles and over 700 Audiobook titles to choose from, with the inventory growing every day.
As access to Brisbane Boys’ College wifi for personal devices (such as phones) requires certification, we suggest students upload the 'Wheelers App' and audio books from your home network.
DON'T DO THIS IF YOU'RE NOT ON WI-FI AS CELLULAR
STREAMING/ DOWNLOADING IS EXPENSIVE!
NOTE: Both eBooks and Audio books are available for download through the Wheelers App downloaded to your phone.
You can see the entire EBL Catalogue of 500,000 resources by entering your search term here in this widget. If you find a book we don't own, you can send the Teacher-Librarian an email requesting the purchase of the book, or payment of its use for one day so that you can get any notes you need.
How good is that???!
TYPE YOUR SEARCH TERM IN THE SEARCH BOX
THEN LOGIN WITH YOUR STUDENT NUMBER FOR BOTH USERNAME AND PASSWORD.