Libraries are open

Following the Premier's latest announcement, all Glen Eira Libraries are open. Returns chutes are open 24/7. No late fees will be charged. For updates visit our FAQs page. 





Magazines and newspapers

Access the latest international and Australian magazines and newspapers for free. Read on your desktop or mobile device.  

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The Age library edition

The digital edition of The Age contains every page, article, photo, table, advertisement and cartoon published in the printed edition. Content is available from 2006 and is updated regularly.

 Go the The Age library edition

You will need to be logged in with your library membership number (starting with C or 23162) and PIN and go to 'View resource online' to access this.


RBdigital Magazines Now OverDrive

OverDrive, a leading digital reading platform for libraries worldwide and creator of the Libby app, recently acquired RB Digital's content. Our RBdigital magazine collection moved to OverDrive on 26 February 2021.  

Log in to OverDrive 

OverDrive Magazines

Borrowing magazines on OverDrive or Libby will be different from RBdigital:

  • Magazines will be always available like they are now on RBdigital.
  • Magazine loans will automatically expire at the end of the loan period and your loan will return.
  • You will be able to renew your magazine loan if you haven't finished reading it.
  • Auto check out of new issues won't be available.
  • You will no longer get alerts when new issues are available.
  • Up to 3 years of back issues will be available to borrow for some titles.

The RBdigital platform will be discontinued on 31 March 2021. 



Flipster (for Choice magazine)

Choice magazine is available through Flipster digital magazine newsstand. Watch our video about how to use Flipster for Choice. 


Which smartphone or washing machine should you buy? Choice provides independent consumer advice you can trust.

Download and install Flipster

Good Reading Hub 

This hub for book lovers is from the publishers of "Good Reading Magazine"

Find loads of articles about books and authors plus independent reviews of the latest books. There are many by Australian and New Zealand authors, as well as some old favourites that we need to be reminded of, just because they are so good! 

Listen to podcasts, keep up with the latest book news and find the best books for kids. All in one place.

Log in to the Good Reading Hub

Press Reader

Press Reader offers you unlimited premium access to newspapers, magazines and other digital content from more than 100 countries  across the world. Watch our video about how to use Press Reader.

Log in to Press Reader 


Download and install the Press Reader app for your device 

Fairfax Digital Replica Newspapers

Get instant access at the libraries to digital newspaper replicas of the Australian Financial Review, and the Sydney Morning Herald.

Note: Available only at Bentleigh Library, Carnegie Library and Community Centre, Caulfield Library and Elsternwick Library

With no logins, no passwords or apps required, it's a simple way to stay up to date with local, national and international news. Great for students too.

These are interactive and searchable replicas of the current and archive issues of the printed edition. View the whole paper and browse past editions, read offline and 'clip a page' to save or print an article.