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eBooks and eAudiobooks

New eBook service - April 2017

We are happy to announce that Surrey Libraries cloudLibrary eBook service is now active.

You can download the app from the site, look in the top right hand corner. More information on how to download the app.

We will be transferring the stock purchased for OverDrive to the cloudLibrary in the next few weeks and adding a great selection of titles throughout the year. Due to licensing agreements we could not transfer our current stock until the OverDrive service ended.

Surrey’s OverDrive website is no longer accessible. Any checkouts that had been downloaded to your device prior to the termination on March 31 will continue to be accessible for the duration of the checkout’s lending period. However, if you did not download your checkout you will no longer be able to access your bookshelf to download the title and will not be able to access it otherwise. Active, unfulfilled holds have also been cancelled.

Given we now have a new supplier and a different system any holds or wish lists cannot be automatically transferred. We can only apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience caused.

Surrey Libraries would like to reassure users that we are committed to offering eBooks and hope you will bear with us during this transition period.

If you have any questions please contact Barbara Scott, Senior Digital Services Officer,

Access our free eBooks and eAudiobooks with your library card, one of our mobile apps (tablet* and smartphone users) and/or some free software (eReader, desktop and laptop users). Software available from suppliers websites below.

What are eBooks and eAudiobooks?


An eBook is an electronic version of a book. It can be read on a computer, or with an eBook reader, on a tablet or on a smartphone.  Some eBooks can be read via a webpage, and others need to be downloaded.


eAudiobooks are books borrowed as an audio file. You can listen to these on your computer or laptop, an MP3 player, on a tablet or on a smartphone.

Is your device compatible?

*Amazon Kindle

The Amazon Kindle Fire is compatible with our service. Other Amazon Kindles are not compatible with our service.

Suppliers catalogues

Supplier eBook eAudiobook
OneClickDigital Yes Yes
Ulverscroft No Yes

Borrowing limits

  • OneClickDigital - 10 titles for up to 3 weeks
  • Ulverscroft - 4 titles for up to 3 weeks

Oxford University Press reference eBooks

The Very Short Introductions online resource provides the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. You can search across several titles at once, consider study options, embark on a new topic, or revise a particular subject.

Subjects available are Britain, politics, history, art, drugs, mathematics, management, nutrition, Earth and the other planets.

Read Very Short Introductions online with your library card