eBooks and eAudio from the library

Information on how to use our eBook and eAudio service.

Both our eBook and eAudio services can be accessed from home.

OverDrive ebooks

A range of adult fiction and non-fiction eBooks from 'Overdrive'.

eBooks can be downloaded to portable devices or read 'live' through an internet browser.

Bristol Library members can checkout up to 5 items at a time.

You can choose a loan period for 7, 14 or 21 days.

The sign up procedure:

  • go to Bristol Libraries OverDrive
  • download the Libby app to your device
  • sign up using a library card
  • select 'Bristol Libraries, College Green, Bristol, England'
  • enter your library card number
  • sign in
  • add a title
  • navigate to 'Loans, then 'Bookshelf'

rb digital

rb digital is the new name for the One Click Digital eBook and eAudiobook service.

To use our eBook and eAudio service:

  • go to rb digital and register

  • enter your library card number, name, email address and postcode
  • create a user name and password, which you can use to log on to the website and the app
  • when setting up the app for the first time, select LibrariesWest as the library name

Once registered, you can browse the site or app, checkout and download titles straight away.

You can download and reserve an eBook free of charge. Once it's available, you get three days to download a title. You can choose how long you borrow the eBook, up to 21 days. You can renew an eBook if no one else has requested it.

If you already have an Adobe ID you can carry on using it.

You can find more information on how to use the eBook service on the One Click Digital site.

eBooks for children  

LibrariesWest for kids have over 300 titles aimed at ages 5 to 12.

Choose up to two eBooks at a time.

eAudio from OneClickDigital

LibrariesWest offer an eAudio service on One Click Digital. You need to register on One Click Digital to use the eAudio service.

You’ll need to download and install One Click Media manager to your device.

The eAudioBook service offers:

  • books for adults and children
  • MP3 files for your computer, tablet, iPod, MP3 player or smartphone
  • the ability to download books anywhere, 24 hours a day
  • new titles every month

You can also stream eAudio titles.