Thousands of eBooks Available at Your Fingertips


“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.”

So said Walt Disney, a man who knew more than a little about the power of storytelling.

Now imagine if you not only had access to an inexhaustible collection of books for free…but didn’t even have to leave the house to enjoy it!

Now that, to use Uncle Walt’s words, would be a true treasure. And thanks to Malta Libraries, it’s already yours. They are bringing a vast collection of fiction and non-fiction works to online portals that are free for anyone to use.

No need for a long commute, no need to carry heavy books. It’s all there, available for you on your phone, tablet, or laptop.

Malta Libraries offer a huge range to choose from: bestselling novels, children’s literature, even audiobooks and magazines. It is a true paperless library at the touch of a screen.

All you need to do is create an account at

Once you do, you’ll be mailed a new library card to be used in any of the physical locations, and emailed information about how to access your online account and download and set up the Iguana Library App. This enables you to browse and reserve books from any of the physical locations, as well as keep track of due dates. You’ll also be notified of updates or exciting news.

Becoming a Malta Libraries member will also allow you to access and borrow from online libraries such as the Malta Libraries eBooks Service via the Libby App, for multilingual e-books, audiobooks, and magazines.

Oh, and let’s not forget about OCTAVO. This is an online portal accessible via an app specializing in local literature, a great way to delve into a side of Maltese literature you may not have known about.

Libraries are magic, and now that they’re virtual, getting spellbound by a great book is easier than ever. So, unleash your inner Matilda, and sign up now.