eBooks, eAudio books, eMagazines, eNewspapers and eMusic

RBdigital will be unavailable on Thursday, 1 March from 10:00 a.m. for approximately two hours. The app and website will be affected. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Enjoy electronic versions of printed books, audio books, magazines, newspapers and classical music for free with your library card.

You will need a library card number and PIN to login or register.  If you are not a library member, join online and we will send you a library card with a valid number.

eBooks and eAudio books

We have two collections of eBooks and eAudio books provided by:

  1. Overdrive – popular fiction, biographies and other factual titles in eAudio book and eBook.
  2. RB Digital – popular fiction and biography eBooks, with a large collection of eAudio book titles.

The benefits:

  • You can download five eBooks or eAudio books for three weeks for free, from each of our collections.
  • No more overdues as your items are automatically returned when your loan period ends.
  • You can choose your loan period or return early.
  • Download in the UK and when travelling abroad.

1. Overdrive eBooks and eAudio books

  • Browse the Overdrive collection and login with your library card number and PIN.
  • Borrow and read on your tablet or smart phone using Overdrive’s Libby app or in your web browser.
  • Download to your eReader or PC.  You may need an Adobe ID and Adobe Digital Editions software.
  • Read eBooks in your web browser without any apps or software.


2. RB Digital eBooks and eAudio books


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eMagazines – RB Digital

Popular magazines on your PC, tablet, mobile or eReader.

  • Start by creating an account, on the RB Digital website, with your library card number and email address.
  • Borrow and read on your tablet or smart phone with the rb digital app,  or in your web browser.


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eNewspapers – Press Reader

UK and world wide newspapers from Press Reader. There are two ways to read:

  1. In your web browser from any location, including your home. Log into your Library Account and follow the Press Reader Newspapers link.
  2. Download to the Press Reader app from a library hot spot. You then have three days use of the app, from anywhere, before you need to visit a hot spot again.


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eMusic – Naxos Music Library

Free streaming of classical music. There are two ways to listen:

  • Listen on your computer. Login with your library card.
  • Or with the app on your mobile or tablet. To install the app and create an account:
    1. Go to the Naxos website;
    2. log in with your library card number and select ‘Mobile app’ from the menu;
    3. follow the instructions for the ‘Public Library Card Holder’. Apple users – limit your app search to ‘iPhone’ only.

App tip – once you’re up and running, find your personal playlists under ‘Student Playlists’.

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eBooks, eAudio books, eMagazines, eNewspapers and eMusic was last updated on February 23, 2018.