To download titles from the digital library, all you need is your library card number and PIN.
You can then browse the e-book, e-graphic, e-comic and digital audiobook collections and follow the instructions to issue and download titles to your PC, Mac or other mobile device.
We have four digital catalogues you can access. For further information and support on these see the relevant heading further down the page.
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.
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. Click on the question mark icon at the top of the website, or alternatively click on the 'Help' link at the bottom of the website. Use the FAQs 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 on the left hand side of the help webpage - you will see an online form to complete.
You can download a PDF of the user guide here (pdf / 2 MB).
Ulverscroft digital library
Ulverscroft provides digital audiobook download.
- Login - simply enter your library card number and PIN.
- Download - browse the catalogue of bestselling tiles and click on 'borrow'. There is no other software to download.
- Listen - either listen at your computer or transfer to your MP3 device, smartphone, iPod or iPad.
If you need help in using the service, there are a number of video tutorials available.
Customers can check out as many comics and graphic novels as they like for seven days and stream them online to mobile devices and computers, or search and download them for offline reading using a free iOS app.
Joining the library
To enjoy these digital library services you need to join the 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.