Thursday, December 31, 2015

Top Summer Reads

The hottest books to read this Summer - click the links to place a hold.

The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island – Bill Bryson
Reckoning: A Memoir - Magda Szubanski
See Me - Nicholas Sparks
In the Heart of the Sea: The Epic True Story That Inspired ‘Moby Dick’ - Nathaniel Philbrick
Life or Death - Michael Robotham
Rush Oh! - Shirley Barrett
Room - Emma Donoghue
The Promise – Robert Crais
Stars of Fortune - Nora Roberts
Tales of the Honey Badger - Nick Cummins
The Life and Death of Sophie Stark - Anna North
Big Blue Sky – Peter Garrett
The Crossing - Michael Connelly

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Podcast recommendations from our staff

Podcasts (online audio series which you can download or subscribe) have become very popular and we asked our staff the podcasts they'd recommend. Here's a selection:

"Serial is a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial tells one story—a true story—over the course of a season. Each season, we follow a plot and characters wherever they take us." - Serial

Winner of a Peabody Award.

Plumbing the Death Star
The hosts ask the important questions in pop culture and dissect fictional universes. Is Daredevil a better Batman? Are there better ways to invade Middle Earth?

100 Women
Podcast looking at the lives of women around the world.

Planet Money
Twice weekly podcast. "Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. That's what we're going for at Planet Money." - Planet Money

The Penguin Podcast
Richard E Grant interviews authors who bring along 5 objects that mean something to their work.

Ted Radio Hour
"Hosted by Guy Raz Ted Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create." - Ted Radio Hour.

Conversations with Richard Fidler
"Conversations is an immersive experience. The format is simple: an hour spent in the life of someone else. " - Conversations

The Joe Rogan Experience
"Voted the Best Comedy Podcast of 2012 on iTunes. Joe Rogan Experience podcast is a long form conversation hosted by comedian, UFC color commentator, and actor Joe Rogan with friends and guests that have included comedians, actors, musicians, MMA instructors and commentators, authors, artists, and porn stars." - Joe Rogan Experience

A podcast about movies and television.

Stuff You Missed in History Class
From HowStuffWorks, the hosts explore stories from the past.

A podcast about the books you've been meaning to read. Updates Mondays.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Friday is a Total Fire Ban Day


As a day of Total Fire Ban has been declared, no services will be provided to sites as listed:

Knox Mobile - Business as usual - temperature /services will be monitored by driver.

Yarra Ranges Flexi Service - No sites visited.

Friday, November 06, 2015

Realm Library is now a Pickup Location

The courier service has started delivering items to and from the new Realm Library in Ringwood. As a result we have re-instated it as a pickup location. We have renamed the pickup location to Realm Library. It may take a day for the name change to be displayed in all areas of the catalogue and Library Apps.

Realm, Ringwood
Members wishing to change their pickup location for existing holds may do so via My Account on the web catalogue. Navigate to Holds, select the holds you wish to change, click the Edit Pickup Location button and select the new location.

If you're visiting Realm for the first time, check the Map of Eastland on their website. Realm is located next to David Jones, on Level 3.

UPDATE: Staff at Realm are checking in and shelving all of the new stock. Until this has been completed Realm items themselves are not available for holds.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015

Realm update

Yesterday we proudly opened the doors to the new library at Realm opposite Ringwood station. Check out the photos on Facebook - Realm Opens!

We're still waiting for some services to be restored so here's the current update:

We are currently working on access to the building via courier and hope to add Realm as a pickup location next week.

Public PCs
Four public PCs are operational. We are awaiting further electrical work.

Calls to Realm are currently redirected to Croydon Library, but will be directed to Realm later this afternoon. Croydon staff will be able to assist with renewals etc.

There's no copy/printing available until further notice

WiFi is working, however some of the WiFi benches do not have power so it's best to charge before visiting.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Catalogue unavailable from 9pm tonight

SirsiDynix will be performing scheduled maintenance on the catalogue tonight from 9-9:30pm. During this time the catalogue will be unavailable. The maintenance will increase server memory. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Listen up! BorrowBox eAudiobooks and eBooks are launching at Eastern Regional Libraries.

The most popular Australian and international eAudiobooks and eBooks are now available to our members through the BorrowBox library app. With the BorrowBox library app, you can browse, borrow and download bestselling titles by your favourite authors from the comfort of your living room or wherever you go.

Members can borrow 5 eAudiobooks and 5 eBooks at the same time for 3 weeks. If you run out of time you can renew the item as long as someone else hasn't requested it.

You can find the Apple app in the Apple Store and the Android app in the Google Play Store.

There are 600 eAudiobooks to choose from, including titles by Di Morrisey, Matthew Reilly, Peter Corris, Rosie Thomas and Andy Griffiths. With the eBooks there are 966 titles by authors such as Hilary Mantel, Veronica Roth, Jeffrey Archer and Michael Connelly.

If you can't find what you are looking for in our BorrowBox eLibrary make sure that you check out our Overdrive eLibrary -
also available to all members for free.

Happy eListening and eReading,


Thursday, July 09, 2015

Library App is back!

The Library app is now available. Go to App store - Updates and you should be able to update the app from there.

If you have difficulty opening the app, delete the current app and download again - Search the App Store for ERL Libraries (note its an iPhone app but can be used on iPads).

Current issues: Finding our libraries in Bookmyne - Android is now fixed.

The Change Pickup Library issue has been resolved

Any other issues, please contact us on Web Feedback and staff will troubleshoot the issue with you.

Cheers, webgurl

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Searching for DVDs? It's easy

If you're looking for a DVD title try adding the format to the Title Search. This works with all non-book titles and helps particularly if the title is a common word. Thanks to SirsiDynix for adding this popular feature back into the catalogue for us.

Looking for The Godfather on DVD

  1. Select Title from the 2nd drop-down menu.
  2. Type godfather dvd in the search box and click Search.

Friday, July 03, 2015

Upgrade news: Library app, Lists and more

My Lists

We sincerely apologise that any lists members had on the previous catalogue were not transferred with the upgrade to the new Library Management System. Unfortunately we discovered this too late to advise members for backup purposes.

For anyone wishing to re-create their extensive lists I would recommend periodically emailing or printing the lists as a back-up.

Library app

As a result of the upgrade the Library app has had to be re-submitted to Apple so is temporarily unavailable. We will advise via the website and social media as soon as this is available. Apologies for any inconvenience.

In the meantime, please access the library catalogue via a web browser on your device.

Update bookmarks/Favorites

The web address of the library catalogue has changed. Please update your bookmarks/favorites with the new address:

New feature - Branch holdings on Brief Results

We've added one of the most requested features to the new catalogue. Members will now find the title availability - branch, date due etc under the title on the Brief Results screen.

Thanks for your patience! If you have any questions, please ask library staff.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Renewals via Safari on iPads and iPhones

There is currently an issue with catalogue renewals and pop-ups via the Safari browser on iPads and iPhones.

After selecting your items a pop-up comes up asking if you are sure you want to renew, but you get no response when you tap Yes or No.


1. Download the ERL Libraries app from the App Store. On an iPad if it doesn't appear in search results be sure to select iPhone Only from the first drop-down menu in the App Store. It is an iPhone app but can be used on an iPad.

2. Use another browser eg Chrome. The issue only occurs with Safari.

3. Tap in the white area of the pop-up and then tap on the yes button.

Hopefully the issue will be resolved soon.

Cheers, webgurl

Note: Thanks Casey-Cardinia Library Corporation for the tips.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Over 700 new eBooks on Overdrive

Pan Macmillan have finally entered the Overdrive fold here in Australia. This means that you now have access to the following popular authors in the eBook library:

Matthew Reilly
Di Morrissey
Andy Griffiths
Jeffrey Archer
John Marsden
Wilbur Smith
Lisa Scottoline

and so many more...... 710 new titles added to the eLibrary today! Login to Overdrive eLibrary.

Happy eReading, Paul

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 now available from ERL. Turn on. Log in. Get Smart.

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The courses are made up of over 150,000 video tutorials created by industry experts which you can stream to your PC or portable device. You can learn across a wide range of disciplines - business, design, photography, IT, marketing, web design, film making and all of the major software products such as Photoshop, Excel and WordPress.

Basically your tutor is ready and waiting to help you achieve your business or personal goals 24/7. Take a look at this short video to see all that you can achieve using

Happy learning, Paul.