How do I use eBooks from the library?

How do I use eBooks from the library?

When the book becomes available, you’ll get a notification email.

  1. Go to your public library’s website.
  2. Look for the “eBooks” section of the page.
  3. If required, select OverDrive as the service that you’d like to use to browse books.
  4. Find a book that you’re interested in and click Borrow.

How do I borrow eBooks from the library UK?

Readers can borrow ebooks and audiobooks from their local library by downloading the Libby app from the App Store or Google Play. For more information, visit

What is the difference between BorrowBox and Libby?

BorrowBox will replace the current Overdrive service and Libby app which will stop at 7pm this Friday 23 February. Users will be unable to view or listen to any eBooks or eAudiobooks borrowed through Overdrive or Libby from this time.

Does Libby work in the UK?

Install the Libby app from the app store on your Android, iOS or Windows 10 device. Or visit in your Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Edge browser. In Libby, follow the prompts to find The London Library and sign in with your membership number and PIN. Browse our collection and borrow a title.

How do I download eBooks?

Download & read books on your device

  1. Make sure your Android phone or tablet is connected to Wi-Fi.
  2. Open the Google Play Books app .
  3. Tap the book you want to download. You can also tap More. Download to save the book for offline reading. Once the book is saved to your device, a Downloaded icon will appear .

What eReaders work with UK libraries?

Which ebook readers let you borrow free library books? You can borrow ebooks from most public libraries using a system called Overdrive, shared in the ePub format. In the UK, only Kobo ebook readers support this.

Is Libby going away?

The Libby App is OverDrive’s most updated app for connecting seamlessly to your favorite eMaterials with advanced syncing, tags and searching capabilities. The OverDrive App will be removed from all App Stores (Google, Microsoft and Apple) on February 1, 2022.

Does Libby cost money?

Yes, Libby is completely free. The Libby app is free to install from your device’s app store, and all the digital content from your library is free to borrow with a valid library card. There are no subscription costs, no in-app purchases, and no late fees (digital titles are automatically returned on their due dates).

Do UK libraries have ebooks?

In addition to ebooks and audiobooks, thousands of UK libraries now offer more than 3,000 popular digital magazines that are always available to borrow and read in Libby (top titles below).

How can I borrow ebooks for free?

Some websites let you download or borrow e-books for free for a limited amount of time. Amazon’s and Lendle let you borrow and lend Kindle titles for 14 days. You can get free e-books to keep forever at Open Library, Project Gutenberg, and Google’s Reader Store.