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Download e-books and digital audiobooks

To download titles from the digital library, all you need is your library card number and PIN. You can then browse the e-book and digital audiobook collections and follow the instructions to issue and download titles to your PC, Mac or other mobile device.

Once downloaded, titles can be transferred to a variety of devices, including the Apple iPod, Sony Reader and Kobo. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen to on-the-go. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period.

OverDrive digital library

OverDrive provides e-book and digital audiobook downloads.

To use e-books and digital audiobooks that you have downloaded, you will need to install some free software. To read e-books, you'll need Adobe Digital Editions and for audiobooks you will need OverDrive Media Console.

Unfortunately, Amazon does not allow libraries to buy or loan e-books via the Kindle. A list of supported e-reader devices is available here.

OneClickDigital library

OneClickDigital provides digital audiobook downloads.

You can choose up to ten audiobooks at a time to download. After three weeks, the audiobooks are automatically "returned" and will no longer be accessible.

There is plenty of help available within the site. Just click on the help tab at the top. Use the FAQ's first to see if your problem is covered. If you have technical questions, please contact the UK-based support by clicking on the support tab at the top - you will see an online form to complete.

You can download a pdf icon PDF of the user guide here [1Mb].

Joining the library

You need to join the library to access the digital library. For more information, and to join online, see the how to join page. Loan of e-books is only available to customers who live, work or study in North Yorkshire.

This page was last updated on 26 March 2014