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eBooks and eAudiobooks

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
OverDrive Yes Yes
OneClickDigital Yes Yes
Ulverscroft No Yes

Borrowing limits

  • OverDrive - 3 titles for up to 3 weeks
  • 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