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Books and Reading: eBooks

Here you can find new books, favourite authors and much more. This is your guide to what is in the collection at Brisbane Boys' College.

Ebooks at BBC

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 basics
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.

Apps
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
jking@bbc.qld.edu.au

Gale Virtual Reference Library Non-Fiction

24/7 access from home to eBooks on topics you're researching.

THESE DO NOT NEED A LOGIN - JUST READ ONLINE OR DOWNLOAD.

Wheelers Ebooks and Audiobooks

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. 

EBL (Ebook Library) Non-Fiction

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.

Infobase Non-Fiction

24/7 access from home to eBooks on topics you're researching.

These do not need to be borrowed - just read online or download.

LOGIN TO THE 'BARCODE' SPACE WITH YOUR STUDENT ID NUMBER.

Wheelers App : Audio and eBooks

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!

  1. Add the 'Wheelers app' to your phone from your App Store.
  2. Tap on ‘Add Library’ or ‘Find your Library’ from the menu – search for Brisbane Boys College and select.
  3. Browse or search for an Audio Book.
  4. Click on the audiobook you are interested in, then click on ‘Sign in’.
  5. Use your Network login and Password to sign in.
  6. Once signed in you can select ‘Borrow’ > then click on ‘Play/Pause’.
  7. Ensure you go to the three bar menu   in the right top corner of your screen and select ‘Store Offline’.  This will enable you to listen to the audio book whilst offline.
  8. Click again on the 3 bars to see your book downloading. This may take up to 10 minutes, depending on the size of the book.
  9. Now you should be able to listen to your audiobook offline (eg in car or bus). To check if this will work, turn your wi-fi off and see if you can still hear the sound.

NOTE:  Both eBooks and Audio books are available for download through the Wheelers App downloaded to your phone.

  • Select Brisbane Boys’ College Library
  • Select Browse or Search
  • Audio books show the sound file  
  • All other Titles are eBooks
  • eBooks are available to read offline as long as Settings show ‘Reading Storage’  is enabled.  This is usually the default setting.