Download e-books, e-magazines and digital audiobooks

To download titles from the digital library, all you need is your library card number and PIN.

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Did you know that your library card gives you free access to thousands of e-books, magazines, digital audiobooks and graphic novels?

Browse through our digital catalogues to find your next item to read or listen to from your computer, tablet or other mobile device.

Launch OverDrive and Libby (e-books and digital audiobooks)

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.

OverDrive’s Libby app lets you borrow e-books and audiobooks instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand.

You can download books and audiobooks for offline reading, or stream them to save space. This service is compatible with tablets and smartphones that run in iOS 9.0 or later, Android 4.4 or later or Windows 10.

RBdigital 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.

If you have questions on how to use RBdigital, there's plenty of help available within the site and you can also download the app.

RBdigital magazines offers digital magazines you can read anytime on your computer or mobile devices. 

Our collection of popular digital magazines includes both new and previous issues you can checkout and keep in your account for as long as you want.

If you have questions on how to use RBdigital, there's plenty of help available within the site and you can also download the app.

Ulverscroft provides digital audiobook download.

Login by entering your library card number and PIN. Then browse the catalogue of bestselling tiles and click on 'borrow' to start enjoying your book.

You can either listen at your computer or transfer to your MP3 device, smartphone, iPod or iPad.

If you need help in using the service, video tutorials are available.

Ziptales features interactive stories with voiceovers, animations, games, quizzes and more to help make reading fun for children.

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.

This video explains how to access PressReader using your library card number:

If you can’t find the book you are looking for on our catalogue, Project Gutenberg offers over 57,000 free eBooks. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which copyright has expired.

Joining the library

To enjoy these digital library services you need to join the library. Loan of e-books is only available to customers who live, work or study in North Yorkshire.