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eBooks, eNewspapers, eMagazines and eAudio

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We offer a range of eBooks, eAudio books, eNewspapers and eMagazines that library members can download free of charge, with no reservation or overdue charges. All you need is a library card. Read or listen on your computer, smartphone, tablet or eBook reader.

eBooks, eAudio books and eMagazines from OverDrive

To borrow eBooks, eAudio books and eMagazines from Overdrive on both Android (7.1.1+) and Apple (iOS 10+) devices you need to download the Libby App. If you have a Kindle Fire tablet, you need to download the Libby app from the Amazon Appstore.

Important information

OverDrive's web certificate provider, Let's Encrypt, is discontinuing support for Android operating systems (OS) 7.1.0 and earlier. Let's Encrypt certificates are used to secure connections on many websites and apps, including those from OverDrive.

With this update, beginning 15 April 2024, Android 7.1.1 will be the earliest supported Android OS for all OverDrive apps and websites, including Libby.

Starting the week of 25 March, impacted Libby users will see a message to update their OS or switch to another supported device to continue using the app. This message will include steps for how to use a setup code to easily copy their library cards, loans, holds, and tags to another device.

After 15 April, users with devices running Android OS 7.1.0 or earlier will be required to update their operating system or switch to another supported device to continue using OverDrive services.

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  • Sign in with your library card number and PIN
  • Borrow up to six eBooks or eAudio books for up to three weeks
  • Borrow an unlimited number of eMagazines for up to three weeks
  • OverDrive is compatible with most devices including Kindle Fire tablets (but not Kindle eReaders)
  • You can install Libby from the Amazon Appstore on compatible Fire tablets. Find information on compatible Fire tablets.

Technical help

For help with the Libby App, visit the Libby Help website.

Visit the OverDrive help pages for answers to technical problems, including a list of compatible devices.

You can also fill in their online support form.

Notes for customers with Fire tablets

If you are already using the OverDrive app on your Fire tablet you can continue to do so for now but we recommend that you move to the Libby App. Find out how to switch to Libby.

If you are using the Android Package File (APK) version of Libby on your Fire tablet, you can now download Libby directly from the Appstore. Find out how to switch to the Amazon Appstore version of the app.

eNewspapers and eMagazines from PressReader

Free access to PressReader is only available when signing up with your library card and pin number. If you sign in with a social media account you will be charged for using this service.

Sign up for free PressReader access

  • Access thousands of newspapers and magazines online (UK and worldwide coverage)
  • Sign up for free with your library card and PIN Library card user guide
  • Sign up and access on the web or download the app for tablets and mobiles from your app store
  • Read online or download newspapers and magazines to your mobile device to read anytime
  • You can increase text size, translate into 17 languages or listen with the read aloud function

Technical help

For user guides, tutorials and help with any technical queries visit the PressReader help centre.

eAudio books from Borrowbox

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Technical help

Visit the BorrowBox help page  (log-in required) for help with using the service, or email