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Our response to the coronavirus outbreak is continuing – and our focus is on keeping critical services running, particularly those supporting vulnerable people.

We are currently working through the detail of the latest government announcements which affect Leicester city and parts of the county. 

Find out more about the support and guidance available, and any changes to our services.

Increased restrictions for Leicester and parts of Leicestershire announced 

Digital Library Services

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


Borrow and download thousands of free eBook titles from Leicestershire Libraries using BorrowBox.

  • Borrow up to ten eBook titles at a time from BorrowBox for up to 3 weeks
  • If the title you want is on loan, reserve it for free - you 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

How to use BorrowBox eBooks

BorrowBox on a smartphone or tablet

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

Downloaded eBooks can be read offline without an internet connection for the duration of the 3 week loan period.

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 Libraries' 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 Leicestershire Libraries BorrowBox website using your Leicestershire library card number and PIN.
  • Download eBook titles and read using Adobe’s free Digital Editions Software.
  • eBook titles can be transferred from a PC or Mac onto an e-Reader device (excluding Kindle e-Readers) using Adobe Digital Editions.

Leicestershire Libraries BorrowBox website

BorrowBox help and support

Visit the BorrowBox help page and login using a Leicestershire library card number and PIN.

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