Monday, October 28, 2013

Download eBooks from the eLibrary with a Kindle Fire HD

Amazon have released their own tablet computer called the Kindle Fire HD which is now available at a number of Australian retailers including Dick Smith and Big W. Since the Fire HD is basically an Android powered tablet it is compatible with the Overdrive Media Console App which powers our eLibrary and allows you to download eBooks and eAudiobooks. You can find information on how to set up your Kindle Fire HD at the following set of videos available on the Overdrive Help site - Kindle Fire HD. I also found this Help page very useful when setting up the Kindle Fire HD - How To Install Overdrive's Mobile App on a Kindle Fire HD.

Please remember that the Kindle Fire HD is the only Kindle device that is compatible with Overdrive in Australia.

Happy eReading, Paul.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Ringwood Library relocation details

Ringwood Library - temporary location from 14th October

Ringwood Library is relocating to a temporary location in October. The library will close at 5pm on Friday 4th October and will re-open at 9am Monday 14th October at the new temporary location, 28 Warrandyte Rd, Ringwood.

Not sure where that is? Check the following map.

Ringwood Library relocation (click on the map to enlarge)

Getting there

Walk: An estimated 10 minute walk from Ringwood Railway station (walk right along Maroondah Hwy, then turn left down Warrandyte Rd)
Bus: There are bus stops on Warrandyte Rd, near Aird St and Woodside Ave.

364 - Warrandyte - Ringwood via Ringwood North (Departs Ringwood Station - Aird St or Woodside Ave)

271 - Box Hill - Ringwood via Park Orchards (Departs Ringwood Station - Woodside Ave)

366 - Ringwood - Croydon via Croydon Hills (Departs Ringwood Station - Aird St or Woodside Ave)

906 - City - Warrandyte Bridge (SMARTBUS Service) (Departs Ringwood Station - Woodside Ave)
Car: There are approximately 50 carpark spaces (mostly at the rear of the building). There are 2 accessible car park spaces at the front of the building.

If travelling from Maroondah Highway it is recommended that visitors enter via Pratt Street at the rear of the building and park in the rear carpark. (Officeworks is on the corner of Pratt St and Maroondah Highway).

Croydon Library

Croydon Library and its after hours book chute will remain open during the Ringwood Library relocation (5 - 13 October) and is located at Civic Square, Croydon (near Arndale Shopping Centre on Mt Dandenong Rd).

New library

A new, state-of-the-art centre is being built at the corner of Maroondah Hwy and Warrandyte Rd. It will integrate a library, a learning centre, an art gallery and Council service centre.  Find out more about the new Ringwood Library Learning and Cultural Centre at

Cheers, webgurl