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Online Book Club

WA Public Libraries Online Book Club

A new online book club forum has been created where you can discuss a range of books with other Western Australians. Open to library members and the general community, it covers lifelong learning, personal growth, fiction, non-fiction, and other genres participants are interested in. The book club connects through a private forum where all participants can discuss the current book and network with each other. It's free so try it out soon!

Every three months a new group of books will be selected for discussion. You can borrow the books from your local library, or download an eBook copy.

It's easy to get started:

Find out more about the online book club and how to join

Choose one or more of the three titles from this quarter's selections

Use the library catalogue to find a printed or digital copy or visit the Freading website to checkout an "always available" ebook copy.

Alternatively, use the Freading app to download the current book club eBooks straight to your mobile device.

Our Quick Start Guide explains the steps to follow.

Online Book Club titles selected for discussion during March to May 2021:

Click on a title to find it in the library catalogue

Big Library Read

City of Melville Libraries is helping readers embrace humour to reduce stress together during the next Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club.

The selected title for April is The Art of Taking It Easy by Dr Brian King.

"From a psychologist and stand-up comedian comes a practical, yet laugh-out-loud guide to embracing humour to reduce stress and live a happier, fuller life"

From Monday 5 April 2021 to Monday 19 April 2021, library members can borrow the ebook without waiting by visiting our Overdrive digital collection website or downloading the Libby app. Readers can then join an online discussion about the book. 


Big Library Read takes place three times per year and is available in over 20,000 libraries around the world. It connects millions of readers around the world with an ebook through public libraries. During past programs, readers have participated in engaging online discussions about the title. The program is facilitated by OverDrive, a digital reading platform for popular ebooks, audiobooks and magazines. 

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