Download e-books, e-magazines and digital audiobooks

Download thousands of free digital audio books, eBooks, magazines, newspapers, comics and graphic novels.

Find out how to:

Your library card gives you free digital access to thousands of audio books, eBooks, magazines, newspapers, comics and graphic novels. We also have an enormous range of online resources.

To find a digital audio book or e-book use our online library catalogue or download our free library app - search for North Yorkshire libraries on your usual app store.

For more information on our digital offer and how to use our platforms take a look at our libraries YouTube channel.

Borrow eBooks

BorrowBox eBooks

BorrowBox is the place for eBooks - download their app for the easiest access or you can borrow through the BorrowBox website. Once in BorrowBox you can also download audio books.

Open BorrowBox

All our e-books have moved to BorrowBox.

BorrowBox provides e-books, digital audiobooks, e-comics and e-graphic novels.

On a phone or tablet the easiest way to access BorrowBox content is through the app. This can be downloaded through your app store. For more information see the help section on the BorrowBox website.

You can also access the same e-books, digital audiobooks, e-comics and e-graphic novels through the BorrowBox website.

If you are using an eReader you can borrow your eBook from the North Yorkshire BorrowBox website and follow the instructions shown on the screen. Unfortunately standard Kindles are not compatible with digital library lending, however Kindle Fire has its’ own BorrowBox app, available in the Kindle app store.

Watch this video for more information on how to use BorrowBox

Borrow audio books

Audio books work differently to eBooks because digital platforms can own exclusive rights to books. To bring you the widest range of books possible we use three different platforms.

You can search across all three platforms for a specific book or author using our online library catalogue or on our app. Alternatively, you can browse within each platform directly. We have more information about the different platforms, and how to access them below.

OverDrive/Libby

The OverDrive website and its sister app Libby offer our widest range of e-audiobooks. Once you have downloaded the Libby app you will also have access to a range of magazines and comics.

You can download the Libby app through your app store.

Open OverDrive and Libby

All our e-books have moved to BorrowBox.

The OverDrive website and its sister app Libby offer our widest range of digital audiobook downloads. Once you have downloaded the Libby app you will also have in your hand access to a range of magazines and newspapers.

You can download the Libby app through your app store.

Watch this video for more information on how to use OverDrive

Watch this video for more information on how to use Libby

BorrowBox audio books

BorrowBox offers a wide selection of audio books and will sync with your car’s entertainment system so you can listen to audio books while driving. You can access the BorrowBox website or download the app through your app store.

Open BorrowBox

Watch this video for more information on how to use BorrowBox

uLibrary

uLibrary has a range of books, which includes family sagas by authors like Jenny Holmes and Katie Flynn as well as British library classic crime.It also offers action and crime such as Lee Child and Anne Cleeves.   

You can download the uLibrary app through your app store.

Open uLibrary

Watch this video to find out how to download the uLibrary app to listen to audiobooks

Watch this video to find out how to borrow audiobooks on ULibrary

Borrow e-magazines, graphic novels and comics.

PressReader

PressReader offers access to 1000s of free magazines including Good Food, The Economist, The Week, Hello! and The New Scientist, as well as newspapers from around the world.

You can use PressReader directly through the PressReader website, or by downloading their app from your app store. You can also access PressReader via OverDrive/Libby.

Open PressReader

PressReader provides instant online access to today's newspapers and magazines from over 120 countries in full-colour, full-page format and in over 60 languages.

Watch this video for more information on how to use PressReader

OverDrive/Libby

The OverDrive website and its sister app Libby offer a wide range of magazines, newspapers and comics.

You can download the Libby app through your app store.

Open OverDrive and Libby

Watch this video for more information on how to use OverDrive

Watch this video for more information on how to use Libby

Borrow e-newspapers

PressReader

PressReader offers a wide range of national and international newspapers. Once on the Pressreader app or website you can also explore the range of magazines free to borrow.  

You can use PressReader directly through the PressReader website, or by downloading their app from your app store. You can also access PressReader via OverDrive/Libby.

Open PressReader

Watch this video for more information on how to use PressReader

Newsbank

Newsbank also offers a comprehensive news collection including exclusive free access to The Times.

Open Newsbank

Watch this video for more information on how to use Newsbank

Joining the library and PIN numbers

To enjoy these digital services you need to be a member of the library and have your library card number and PIN.

You can quickly and easily become a member, renew  an expired  membership or get your PIN number by  visiting your local library.

If you can’t get to your library you can give us a call on  01609 533878, email libraries@northyorks.gov.uk or join the library online.

Joining the library is free.