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Borrowing books on the road

As you are travelling, you might like to make use of the local libraries to borrow books and other resources.


Some states have a ‘one card’ network (where you can use one card at all public libraries in that state) or offer tourist library cards for travellers. The ACT, Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia and the Northern Territory all offer one card library networks, but in the case of NSW, Victoria and Western Australia you will need to get a library card from the library that is local for you.

For more information on each State, just click on the links below:

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Queensland
  • Tasmania
  • South Australia
  • Northern Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

  • Some other options for borrowing books while on the road are:

  • Your caravan park may offer a ‘leave one, take one’ book exchange for anyone staying in the park
  • Others that you meet on the road may like to swap books with you
  • Many libraries offer e-books that you can download directly to your e-reader, Kindle, iPad or tablet
  • You can join a book swap website like Book Mooch (bookmooch.com)

  • And if you are borrowing books from a number of different libraries, there is a handy website to help you keep track of your library loans. Library Elf is supported by a number of libraries around Australia as well as the US and UK. For more information on Library Elf, just go to www.libraryelf.com.

    This article has been provided by our mates at Workabout Australia

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    You can find more information at: www.workaboutaustralia.com.au