There is something magical about reading the biography of someone you admire or even somebody you hope might inspire you.
A biography can paint us a picture of people we know and love, but they can also reveal stories of people lost in history. Reading what goes on behind closed doors or what may have been concealed in the past is what makes biographies so captivating.
Libraries have a large range of new biographies and memoirs. Drop into your local library to find your next read or download one of our popular eBooks or Audiobooks from our extensive eLibrary.
Download free eBooks:
- The Ghost Tattoo: Discovering the hidden truth of my father’s Holocaust by Tony Bernard
- The Jane Austen Remedy: It is a truth universally acknowledged that a book can change a life by Ruth Wilson
- Lisa: A Memoir – 60 years of life, love and loss by Lisa Curry
- Ten Steps to Nanette by Hannah Gadsby
To get started download the ePlatform by Wheelers and Libby apps. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and passwords.
Listen anywhere, anytime to eAudiobooks:
- Found, Wanting by Natasha Sholl
- The Jane Austen Remedy by Ruth Wilson
- No One Round Here Reads Tolstoy: Memoirs of a working-class reader by Mark Hodkinson
- The People Smuggler: The true story of Ali Al Jenabi by Robin de Crespigny
- Queen of Our Times: The life of Elizabeth II by Robert Hardman
To get started, download the BorrowBox and Libby apps, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.
Stream biographical eMovies on Beamafilm:
- Vita and Virginia (M) – The fascinating true story about the love affair between socialite and popular author Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf.
- Paul Kelly: Stories of me (M) – Charts the remarkable life of one of Australia’s most gifted and beloved singer-songrwriters.
- Lion (PG) – Saroo gets separated from his family at the age of five and ends up being adopted by an Australian couple. He returns to India 25 years later to search for his birth parents.
First time customer, select Add Library Card and enter your member number and password. Create a Beamafilm account, then verify your email address.
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