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Digital Library Services

Use the free digital library services to download eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers using a smartphone, tablet, Mac or PC.

eAudiobooks

Borrow and download thousands of free eAudiobook titles from Leicestershire Libraries using BorrowBox and Libby. Both services are free and provide a range of different titles and authors - it is worth browsing both to see the full collection.

  • Borrow up to ten eAudiobook titles at a time from each service, for up to 3 weeks
  • If the title you want is on loan, you can reserve it for free - you will receive an email when it’s ready to download
  • No overdue charges - titles are returned automatically at the end of the 3-week loan period

Downloaded eAudiobooks can be listened to offline without an internet connection for the duration of the 3-week loan period.

How to use BorrowBox eAudiobooks

BorrowBox eAudiobooks on smartphone or tablet

You can browse, download and read eAudiobooks at any time from any location using the free app.

Install the free BorrowBox app for Apple (iPhone and iPad)
Install the free BorrowBox app for Android
Install the free BorrowBox app for Kindle Fire

  • On opening the BorrowBox app for the first time enter 'Leicestershire Library Services' in the 'Library' field and enter your Leicestershire library card number, PIN and an email address.

BorrowBox on a PC or Mac

  • Sign in to the website using your Leicestershire library card number and PIN. If signing in for the first time you will also be prompted to enter an email address.
  • Download and listen to eAudiobook titles on your PC or Mac or transfer eAudiobook files from your computer onto a portable device such as an MP3 player.

Leicestershire Libraries BorrowBox website

How to use Libby eAudiobooks

RBdigital to Libby

Last year RBdigital was taken over by OverDrive. As a result of this takeover, our RBdigital service transferred to Overdrive’s award-winning Libby service on Wednesday 10 March 2021. Read our frequently asked questions about this change:

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The RBdigital app and website will still be available for a short time so you can finish anything you've borrowed. We recommend that you start using Libby for any new loans, find out how to get started with Libby below.

Libby eAudiobooks on a smartphone or tablet

You can browse, download and listen to eAudiobooks at any time from any location using the free Libby app.

Install the free Libby app for Apple (iPhone and iPad)
Install the free Libby app for Android 

  • Open the Libby app 
  • Follow the prompts to find your library by searching for ‘Leicestershire’
  • Select Leicestershire Libraries
  • Follow the prompts to enter your library card number and PIN   

Libby eAudiobooks on a PC or Mac

Visit libbyapp.com in your Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge (Chromium) browser.

  • Follow the prompts to find your library by searching for ‘Leicestershire’
  • Select Leicestershire Libraries
  • Follow the prompts to enter your library card number and PIN

Leicestershire Libraries Libby website

eAudiobooks help and support

BorrowBox: Visit the BorrowBox help page - you will need to log in using a Leicestershire library card number and PIN.

Libby: Visit the Libby help page.

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