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eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines

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eBooks have moved from Overdrive to BorrowBox

On 1st August,  our eBooks moved from Libby Overdrive to join the eAudiobook service on BorrowBox.

We continue to provide large number of titles in both formats, including most of the titles that were available via Libby, plus many new titles. We are also able to offer a regular selection of the best titles without any queues.

eMagazines will continue to be available via the Libby app and the Overdrive website.


Frequently asked questions

A frequently asked questions document is available that provides more details about the move, including downloading and using the new app. 

A ‘how to’ guide is available to assist in keeping a copy of your loan history and holds (reservations) information.

For eReader users, additional information is available via the following:


eBooks & eAudiobooks with BorrowBox

Why not try listening to your library book with one of our wide range of free eAudiobooks? Listen at home or while you’re out and about.

Why not carry an eBook in your pocket, ready to read whenever you have a spare moment? Very useful when stuck in a queue or travelling light.

We highlight new themes and latest titles, as well as a featured selection that is always available to download straightaway. Choose from fiction, non-fiction, adult, teen and children’s books.

eBooks and eAudiobooks are becoming more and more popular – your library card gives you access to a great free range of titles.


Getting started

To get started use the BorrowBox website and listen with the software you already have, or download the BorrowBox app for Android, Amazon Fire tablets and iOS devices from the relevant app store.

For users of eReaders, download eBooks via the BorrowBox website and transfer files using Adobe Digital Editions software. Step by step information is available via the BorrowBox help pages and in our eReader guide (PDF, 276.8 KB) .


Borrowbox website


You can also search, borrow and reserve for eAudiobooks via the library catalogue.

To use any of these options, have your library card and pin number ready.



Discover the BorrowBox accessibility options including text and display settings.

Plus Voice Over and Talkback settings to navigate BorrowBox and/or listen to eBooks.


BorrowBox App

  • Go to ‘My Loans’, then tap on the Account logo (to-right of the screen).
  • Scroll down to ‘BorrowBox Tips’ to see if this answers your question.
  • If there is still a problem, tap on ‘Send Feedback’. This opens a draft email that includes relevant contact and technical details. Just add details of your query before sending.


BorrowBox Website

  • Log onto the website, then select ‘Help’ from the dropdown menu at the top of the screen
  • If this doesn't answer your questions, scroll down to ‘Who can I contact to get help’


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eMagazines with Libby from Overdrive

Libby from Overdrive offers a wide range of digital magazines with great ways to search and explore new titles.  Magazine titles include popular publications including BBC Good Food, National Geographic and New Scientist, lifestyle magazines, TV guides and many more.


Getting started

Download the Libby App

Or read eMagazines via your computer or smart device using the Overdrive Website 

You could also search for eMagazines via the Library Catalogue

To use any of these options, please have your library card and pin number ready.


For users of Amazon Fire tablets, Libby is not yet available via the Amazon app store, and the Overdrive app is being phased out. However, it is possible to download the app onto your device manually. Download Libby to Amazon Fire tablets.

For older devices, please use the Overdrive Website.


Discover Libby eMagazine functions and accessibility options. 



You will need your Library Card and Pin Number  

If you are not yet a member of the library, you can join the library online, or pop in to your local library.

If you have forgotten your pin and have an email address registered on your account you can reset your pin online.

If you have forgotten your pin and you do not have an email address registered on your account or have any queries please contact The Library.


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