Surrey Library members have access to a wide range of eLibrary services:
- eMagazines and eComics
- Classic titles
- eBooks and eAudiobooks for Reading groups
- Online reference shelf
Borrow up to 10 titles at a time. Choose from over 10,000 titles, fiction and non fiction available. Access to the service is through the Libby app.
Update for users with Amazon Kindle Fire tablets
Going forward, users with Amazon Fire tablets should download Libby directly from the Amazon Appstore instead of manually sideloading the app.
The OverDrive app will be removed from the Amazon Appstore on Wednesday 7 June, 2023. Fire tablet users who already have the OverDrive app installed can continue to use it for now, but it is no longer in active development. The OverDrive app will display messaging encouraging those with compatible devices to upgrade to Libby.
For more information, see OverDrive's webpage: How to switch from the APK version of Libby to the Amazon Appstore version.
The Libby app, currently available for Android and iOS:
Through the Libby app you can also access eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eComics.
- Getting started with the Libby app.
- Sign into the Libby app with a valid library card (membership) number and PIN.
- Forgotten your PIN, please see how to reset your PIN.
- Libby help.
- Access the service through the website, visit libbyapp.com in your Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge (Chromium) browser.
- Library eBooks are not compatible with Kindle eReaders in the UK.
- Full list of devices and their compatibility.
- Browse, select and borrow titles from the collection.
Borrow up to 10 titles at a time through the Libby app: see Libby app. Select from over 20,000 titles.
Visit the ULibrary to browse the collection, find out more information and access the online help.
Login using your library card (membership) number and PIN number. Forgotten you PIN, please see how to reset your PIN.
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 you PIN, please see how to reset your PIN.
How to use the Borrow Box App
Watch the video showing how to install the app, browse, borrow and more.
Can I listen to audiobooks on my Google Home or Amazon Echo?
Yes, you can stream audiobooks from Libby or Borrowbox to your Google Home or Amazon Echo using Bluetooth:
- Pair your mobile device with your Google Home or Amazon Echo:
- For help pairing your mobile device with your Amazon Echo, see Amazon's help article.
- For help using Bluetooth with your Google speaker, check out steps 1 and 2 in Google's help article about playing music on your speaker.
- Once paired, connect your mobile device to your Google Home or Amazon Echo.
- Play your audiobook
eMagazines and eComics
Access over 3,000 eMagazines and a selection of eComics through the Libby app: see Libby app.
Please note: From 1 February 2023, The Economist will no longer be available via the Libby app. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. The last issue of The Economist will be the 28 January edition and all back issues will be removed on 1 February. The removal is because of newly required lending model changes by The Economist that are not compatible with how other magazines are made available in Libby. Comparable titles available in the Libby app include: The Week, Newsweek, Time, MoneyWeek, and The European Business Review.
The Economist will be available on Press Reader only from 1 February 2023.
As well as today's national papers, regional papers and newspapers from around the world Pressreader also includes a wide selection of magazines from over 120 countries in more than 60 different languages.
Login to access PressReader magazines. Please select sign in (top right), select "library or group" option on the pop up box and type in Surrey, choose Surrey library from options, type in your library card number and your Pin number.
Please note: The Economist is available via Press Reader. Due to the licensing agreement with The Economist, if you are using the app, you will have 24 hours to finish reading the issue after it is downloaded. If using PressReader.com away from a library site, a new season will be created when opening an issue of The Economist and you will have a 24-hour reading window.
Pressreader is updated daily and 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. Pressreader also includes a number of eMagazines.
The Economist will be available on Press Reader only (not through the Libby app) from 1 February 2023.
Login to access PressReader. Please select sign in (top right), select "library or group" option on the pop up box and type in Surrey, choose Surrey library from options, type in your library card number and your Pin number.
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.
How to reset your PIN
The steps to change you PIN are different depending on whether or not you know your existing PIN.
To reset a forgotten PIN
- Visit the Surrey online library.
- Select Account in the top right.
- Select login on the ribbon
- The user login box will appear
- On the login box you will see an option to reset your PIN
- Select this option and the Reset my PIN box will appear
- Enter your borrower number and select send request.
Please contact the library service if you have any problems resetting you PIN.