Even though the library has been closed we've still managed to add plenty of books the the collection since March. We've kept putting monthly lists up on the website when we've been able to but to make things extra easy for you we've compiled a complete Lockdown New Books List so you can see all the new additions to the library in one handy location.
As usual all the titles are links to our catalogue so you can reserve them using your account, or if you would prefer you can call the library on 9650 3100 to reserve a title.
The library is continuing to upload many 'classic' eBooks to its collection, with authors including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott and Edgar Allan Poe.
The titles have been sourced from Project Gutenberg, the world's oldest digital library, which was founded in 1971 by American writer Michael S Hart. You can browse the collection on the library's eBook catalogue Overdrive by searching for Project Gutenberg at the bottom of the front page or using the search function. If you need assistance with eBooks, please contact
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