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Sports mad

So who is the sports mad fan in your house? 

Australia is a proud sporting nation and as such generates whole crowds of sports mad fans jostling in the stands, fighting over the radio reception and leaping from their lounge chairs to cheer, protest or engage in some robust referee hectoring!

Yes Aussies love their sports, be it as spectators, players, refs or coaches. Sadly, COVID-19 has interrupted our seasons with many games and events halted or even cancelled completely for the year. But you can dry your tears and find some brilliant ways to stay sports mad during this devastating sporting drought. 

eLibrary

First time downloading from our eLibrary? Join online. Just enter your details for membership to access thousands of online resources.

Need help accessing the eLibrary? Contact libraries to get immediate and expert help with accessing and using the eLibrary on your device. eLibrary Helpdesk staff will help connect you to your favourite authors, the music you love, great movies to entertain the whole family and a great range of magazines. The eLibrary Helpdesk operates between 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

eBooks

Read all about your preferred legend with these sporting eBooks:

Borrow up to 30 eBooks on your device. To get started, download the ePlatform by Wheelers, RBDigital and Libby apps. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.

eAudiobooks

Settle in to the sun lounger or your comfy recliner and wrap your ears around these Sporting eAudiobooks:

  • This sporting life by Roy & HG
  • The Sydney Hobart yacht race: the story of a sporting icon by Rob Mundle
  • Seriously… you have to laugh: great yarns & tall tales from the sporting fields, dressing rooms & commentary boxes of Australia by Peter FitzSimons
  • The Hornet: from bullied schoolboy to world champion by Jeff Horn
  • No spin by Shane Warne
  • Able: gold medals, grand slams & smashing glass ceiling by Dylan Alcott
  • Lewis Hamilton: the full story by Mark Hughes
  • Michael Clarke: my story by Michael Clarke

Borrow up to 30 eAudiobooks on your device. To get started, download the ePlatform, RBDigital and Libby apps, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.

eMagazines 

Flip through these sports inspired eMagazines for a great article or two:

  • Big League Weekly Edition
  • Wheels
  • Surfing World Magazine
  • RIDE Cycling Review
  • Climbing
  • BlueWater Boats & Sports Fishing

To get started using free eMagazines download the RBDigital app, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.

Podcasts

Stay in the know with these sporting podcasts:

All podcasts are free and available to listen on: Android - Google Play, Procast, Downcast, Pocket Casts, Player FM and AntennaPod. iOS - Apple Podcasts app, RadioPublic, Pocket Casts, Castbox, Podbean and Stitcher. You can also stream podcasts from Spotify. 

eMovies

Settle in on the couch and watch Black Caviar: the horse of a lifetime on Beamafilm for free!

Beamafilm’s library has documentaries and movies with a focus on Australian stories and quality international content. First time customers, enter your library member number and create a Beamafilm account.

Sporting books

Reserve these sporting books and pick them up from your local library:

Relive some special moments in Australian sporting history like a true fan!

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