eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eComics

Libraries reopening news and updates

From Monday 12 April, in line with latest Government guidance, libraries across Surrey County Council will reopen for browsing and computer use. Full details on our Coronavirus information page.

Libby app now live

Surrey Library members can now access eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eComics through the Libby app.

Please note: we are still offering eAudiobooks through the Ulverscroft and BorrowBox, eAudiobook services.

Surrey Library members have access to a wide range of eLibrary services:

Getting started with Libby

Through the Libby app you can access eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eComics.

  • Install the Libby app from your device's app store. Libby currently available for Android and iOS:

link to the Libby app for iOS on the app store link to the Libby app on the Google play store

  • In Libby, follow the prompts to find your library, search for Surrey County Council or your preferred local branch.
  • Sign in with a valid library card number and PIN. Reset your PIN.
  • Browse your library's collection and borrow a title.
  • Borrowed titles appear under Shelf > Loans and download to the app automatically when you're connected to Wi-Fi, so you can read them when you're offline.

From your Loans, you can:

  • Tap Read to start reading in Libby.
  • Tap Open Audiobook or Open Magazine to start reading or listening to that title.
  • Tap Manage Loan to see options like Renew and Return.

Libby help

What if my device is not compatible with the Libby app?

These alternatives have the same titles as Libby, but offer slightly different features and device compatibility.

eBooks

If you still have eBooks on loan in RBdigital, you will be able to read them in RBdigital through the remainder of their lending periods. This way, you can finish reading without disruption or risk of losing your place. Current books on loan will not be moved to Libby.

OverDrive

Borrow up to 10 titles at a time. Choose from over 10,000 titles, fiction and non fiction available. The the best way to access titles is with the Libby app - see Getting started with the Libby app.

eAudiobooks

OverDrive

Borrow up to 10 titles at a time through the Libby app - see Getting started with the Libby app. Select from over 20,000 titles.

Ulverscroft

Visit the ULibrary to browse the collection, find out more information and access the online help.

Login using your library card and PIN number.

Forgotten library card PIN?

Borrow Box

Borrow up to 10 eAudiobooks at a time from well over a thousand available on Borrow Box. Log in using your library card number and PIN

Forgotten library card PIN?

How to use the Borrow Box App

Watch the video showing how to install the app, browse, borrow and more.

View on YouTube

eMagazines, and eComics

OverDrive

Access over 3,000 eMagazines and a selection of eComics through the Libby app - see Getting started with the Libby app.

Pressreader

Pressreader includes thousands of eMagazines and eNewspapers in a variety of languages. Updated daily. Available via the Pressreader catalogue or download the Pressreader app.

Newspapers

Access newspapers through the Pressreader catalogue.

Pressreader includes thousands of eNewspapers in a variety of languages, including the Independent, Guardian, Telegraph, Daily Mail, Daily Express, regional papers and newspapers from around the world. Updated daily. Available via the website or download the Pressreader app. Pressreader also includes magazines.

Classic titles

Project Gutenberg eBooks and eAudiobooks is a collection of classic titles which can be downloaded for free and do not count against your library limit.