If you are a resident of New South Wales you are entitled to a library card, and if you have a library card you can now borrow eBooks from the library online.
Go to http://www2.sl.nsw.gov.au/databases/athome.cfm and find Ebook Library (EBL). Once you are signed in you can access EBL and choose from over 2500 books. I found Noeline Kyle’s Writing Family History Made Very easy (2007) and I can download it to read at my leisure:
As you can see I can borrow it for a maximum of 14 days. I wonder if it is unavailable to others until I return it?
You need Adobe Digital Editions to read the book that you have downloaded, and so far I have not the patience to do this, so if you have a go for yourself please let us know how you go!
I have downloaded and installed Adobe Digital Editions, which is eBook reader software. When you sign in you can open books. I had to double-click on the book I downloaded from the State Library NSW website, and it opened in the reader.
I have an Asus eeePad Slider, and I can’t use Adobe Digital Reader on it. Yet.