Read more easily

Nothing replaces the feel of a real book in your hand, but eBooks can offer extra features – including ones that make reading a little easier! Just a few taps on your tablet / phone and you can instantly change text size, colour contrast, line spacing and even display a book using a dyslexic-friendly font.…
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Don’t squat with your spurs on.

Good advice for all! Ivanhoe Library is highlighting the Western Genre in October and in this blog post we’d like to highlight the western novels and audio books available to borrow as eBooks and eAudiobooks from our Overdrive service. Traditional western fiction is a genre of literature set in the American old West frontier and…
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Focusing on YA Literature

As its National Youth Week and Ivanhoe Library is Focusing on YA Literature we thought we would have a look at what is available to borrow from our Overdrive and Bolinda BorrowBox services. Alice Pung is a writer, editor, teacher and lawyer based in Melbourne. She has won numerous awards including the 2007 Newcomer of the…
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Which ebook reader to buy?

The April 2015 issue of Choice magazine has the results of a test of ebook readers titled A library in the palm of your hand. If you are thinking of buying a dedicated ebook reader you might like to have a look at it but bear in mind that the eBooks available from the library…
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Narrated eBooks for kids!

You may have noticed a small selection of junior eBooks in our library's digital collection labelled narrated. This means that the OverDrive Read format for those eBooks has a narration that plays along while you read – something a little like the old style picture book kits with a book and CD or tape. You…
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Goodbye Jackie Collins

Larger than life best-selling author and glamorous sister to the ever so glamorous Joan, Jackie Collins died last week. She was known for giving her readers an insider’s knowledge of Hollywood and the glamorous lives and loves of the rich and famous. This article Bonkbuster queen who knew ALL Hollywood's dirty secrets  from The Daily…
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