Download e-books, e-magazines and digital audiobooks

Visit libraries safely.

With the Government easing of protective measures from July 19th we would like to reassure you that your safety remains our priority.

We want everyone to feel safe and comfortable so would ask that you treat others using the building with consideration as we know that many visitors wish to remain cautious.

We are managing the reintroduction of services and there will be local variations. For details of services from your local library find out more from our Library and Record Office services during Coronavirus (Covid-19) page, or check the Facebook page or website of your local community library for further information.

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, e-magazines, e-comics and digital audiobooks)

OverDrive provides OverDrive provides e-book, e-magazine, e-comics 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, e-magazines, e-comics 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.

With BorrowBox, you can browse, borrow and download  titles by your favourite authors from the comfort of your own home or when you're out and about.

As a member of the library, you can borrow bestselling eAudiobooks on any Apple iOS and Google Android device for limited periods through digital loans.

Get the app now from the App Store and Google Play and start borrowing, downloading and enjoying eAudiobooks today.

If you need help in using the service there’s plenty of help available on the site.

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 for Ulverscroft 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.