eLibrary - eBook, eAudiobook and eMagazine loans


Important information

From 14 Dec 2017, we will be moving our eBook and eAudiobook collection from Overdrive to BorrowBox.

What will happen to the book I am currently reading?

If you have a title downloaded on your device, you will be able to finish it to the end of the expiry date. However, if you are reading the title in your browser without having downloaded it you will lose it.

What will happen to eBook/eAudiobooks I still have on hold with Overdrive after 14 December 2017?

We apologise for any inconvenience, but all holds will disappear. You will need to place fresh holds on any titles that you had on request.

What will happen to titles on my bookshelf and wish list?

These items will no longer be available to access from your account. You will find a wide range of both eBooks and eAudiobooks with our new supplier, BorrowBox.

What will happen to my Overdrive App?

From 14th December, your Overdrive app should be deleted from your device. You will need to download the BorrowBox app. The BorrowBox app incorporates a dedicated eBook reader and eAudiobook player and is available from the App Store and Google Play. You can install it on all of your mobile devices for free.

E-library service

We offer an eLibrary service which is available to customers who currently live, work or study within the city boundaries.

This geographical condition is part of our licence agreement and we are required under the terms and conditions of our contract to adhere to these guidelines.

What is avaiable?

  • eBooks - digital books that you can view on your computer or mobile reading device.

Please note that the Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD are now compatible with our eBooks and audiobooks. However, due to digital rights restrictions, other models of the Kindle are still not compatible.

You can also access eBooks and eAudiobooks from our library catalogue

Before you download an eBook from our catalogue we recommend that you download the Overdrive App. Get help with the Overdrive App.

We recommended you visit the support page, which offers guidance on getting started, what devices and apps are compatible and general information on eBooks and Audiobooks.

  • eAudiobooks - spoken word recordings that can be played on your computer or mobile device.
  • eMagazines - you can download latest editions of your favourite magazines - read the how to get started guide below to find out more. You must be aged 18 and over to access the eMagazine service. 

Frequently asked questions

The FAQs page contains answers to question about subscribing, getting started and loaning eBooks and audiobooks.