eLibrary - eBook, eAudiobook, eMagazine and eNewspapers


We offer an eLibrary service to all members of Derby Libraries.

You will need your Library member number and pin to access the services below. 

eBooks and eAudiobooks

You can browse and select eBooks and eAudiobooks from the BorrowBox website or mobile app. 

  • eBooks - digital books that you can view on your computer or mobile reading device.
  • eAudiobooks - spoken word recordings that can be played on your computer or mobile device

You can also access eBooks and eAudiobooks from our library catalogue

Before you download an eBook from our catalogue we recommend that you download and install the BorrowBox app. 


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

eMagazines and eNewspapers

You can download latest editions of your favourite magazines and newspapers on a computer or a mobile device on the LibbyApp.com website or to your mobile device using the Libby App.  

You will need to log in with your library card number and PIN to access these titles. On the dropdown menu choose "Derby City Council" when you are logging in for the first time.

How many magazines will I be able to borrow?

You'll have access to over 3,000 digital magazines. There are no magazine checkout limits, so you'll be able to borrow as many as you like.

You can also view magazines on the Overdrive website, which has the same titles as Libby but offers slightly different features.

How long can I keep magazines borrowed?

You can keep magazines for up to 3 weeks, but you can renew them if you need more time.

eNewspapers using PressReader via Libby

We have a fantastic range of popular digital newspapers. You can also read titles in many different languages and there is a text speak function available. 

Once you have logged in on either Libby website or the Libby app, go to the newspaper section (you may find this under Extras) to go to the PressReader website and access the newspaper service.

You’ll have full access to all 3,000+ newspapers for 30 days and then you’ll just need to go back to Libby app or Libby website to borrow the service again for the next 30 days.