Digital Collections

eSafety @ Your Library

Welcome to Nambucca Valley Council Libraries

Interacting with others

Almost every day people interact with other people. Interactions in the library could include meeting with friends, researching an assignment or chatting with staff to find your next great read.  Whatever the type of interaction it is important that you are respectful to other visitors and staff and in turn, that others are respectful to you. This is being a good citizen. Being a good digital citizen is following the same guidelines in the digital world.

Interacting online and digital citizenship

The Internet contains a wealth of information that is freely available. Nambucca Valley Council Libraries do not monitor or control information found on the Internet and therefore cannot be held responsible for its content.

The Libraries do not use censoring software as it inhibits free access to information and therefore, does not provide adequate protection for children from all material found on the Internet; that may potentially be harmful and or inappropriate. Nambucca Valley Council Libraries Service strongly recommends all children be accompanied by an adult or caregiver when accessing the Internet.

Comments, pictures, videos and other content that you post on social media sites are in the public domain. You are responsible for what you post and should remember that others may be able to access your information and comments. Before you post something ask yourself what your family or your current or future employer would think if they saw your post. Are your comments appropriate, could they cause offence or could they be interpreted as cyber-bullying? If so you are not being a good digital citizen.

Being a good digital citizen is what everyone should aspire to be. According to the office of the eSafety commissioner (2018), “Digital citizenship is about confident and positive engagement with digital technology. A digital citizen is a person with the skills and knowledge to effectively use digital technologies to participate in society, communicate with others and create and consume digital content.” - Reference and for further information online please use: information

The following links and resources have been provided in the interests of keeping our library patrons safe while online. 

Online Safety Act Fact Sheet



Hoopla Digital - Movies, Music, Books & More


Nambucca Valley Council Libraries are proud to offer our members a complete entertainment platform. Borrow movies, music, books, audio books and comics with this exciting new service. There is even access to Bingepass, a platform containing video style course lectures on many subjects.

E-Books, e-Audio and comics can be borrowed for 21 days with 1 renewal allowed
Music for 7 days with 1 renewal allowed
Film and television shows for 3 Days with 1 renewal

Maximum instant loans is ten per month.

Access the Hoopla digital collections via a simple registration, you will need your Library card and PIN handy. When choosing your library service just type in Nambucca and select the result from the search. See the guide below.

Click here for a guide to getting started on Hoopla

Click to access Hoopla on your browser 

Get the Hoopla digital app for your device







The Library has access to over 3,000 titles with OverDrive and the Libby app for magazines. You will need to use the Library Card Number and your library PIN. The magazine collection and borrowing rules will be the same as borrowing physical copies. For a guide in accessing the digital magazine collection, see the guide below.

Click here for Libby(PDF, 122KB) 
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Get the Libby app from your app store



Access the magazines via your browser here:
Click here for OverDrive Magazines


E-Books and E-Audio with Indyreads


indyreads provides access to a statewide collection of independent Australian and international titles, classic literature and modern award-winning titles in eBook and eAudio format. Access with your Library Card Number and PIN. Click the indyreads icon to go to the website.

Get the app for your device from your app store. 

Follow the instructions for the Indyreads platform for app and PC. Please note that the older Microsoft Internet Explorer browser is not supported.

eResources of the State Library of NSW

Your Nambucca Valley Council Libraries Library card can now provide access to the State Library of NSW online resources, including local & international newspapers, full-text journals, magazines, online databases, eBooks and eAudiobooks.

How to access:  Access the State Library of NSW online resources at, register and log in using your Nambucca Valley Council Library card number.




A library at your finger tips. Borrow eBooks and eAudio books with this popular and easy to use app.

Get the app for your device