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eBooks and eAudio from the library

eBooks and eAudio from the library

Information on how to use our eBook and eAudio service.

Our eBook  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'

BorrowBox for E Audio Books 

Over 2,500 titles, with new titles regularly added.

You can have up to 5 E Audio Books checked out at any one time, and borrow them for 14 days. You can also reserve up to 5 E Audio Books at a time.  

If you're using the app: 

  • download and open the BorrowBox app from your device's app store  
  • select your library authority, such as  Bristol or Somerset, and enter your library membership number and PIN 
  • agree to the terms and conditions 

If you're using the website: 

  • visit BorrowBox
  • select your library authority 
  • click 'sign in' in the top right-hand corner 
  • enter your library membership number and PIN

 You can find help and support by visiting BorrowBox, signing in and clicking on 'Help' or email support@bolindadigital.com

Cloud Library: Libraries West Ebook Service

Over 10,000 E books with new titles regularly added. 

You can have up to 5 E Books checked out at any one time, and borrow them for 21 days. You can also reserve up to 5 E Books at a time.

If you're using the app: 

  • download and open the cloudLibrary app from your device's app store
  • select language, country (UK & then England) and library authority (LibrariesWest)
  • agree to the end user licence agreement, terms of use & privacy policy 
  • enter your library membership number and PIN 

 If you're using the website: 

  • visit cloudLibrary
  • click 'log-in' in the top right-hand corner of the screen
  • enter your library membership number and PIN 
  • agree to the end user licence agreement, terms of use and privacy policy

 For help and support go to cloudLibrary and click on 'Support' or email support-uk@bibliotheca.com

eBooks for children  

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

Choose up to two eBooks at a time.