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If you are not a member you can join the library online | To use eBooks eMagazines and eAudio you need a card number and PIN, if you're not a member you can join online.

Free downloadable content for all ages

A great selection of titles to read and listen to on your PC, laptop, smartphone, tablet or iPad. For kids, young adults and adults.

You will need to be a member of Nottingham City Libraries and create an account or register for each individual service using your library card number and PIN/password.

Have a problem with digital content? Contact us for help and support.


Once you've registered with BorrowBox (see above about being a library member first, please note BorrowBox ask for ID / Barcode this is your library card number) you can select up to 5 eBooks at a time free.

Once downloaded eBooks are available for 21 days, after which they will automatically expire. You will be alerted to the loan coming to an end if you allow notifications. You can renew an eBook to get more time, unless it is reserved.

Get apps for smartphone, tablet  and iPad:

BorrowBox Android  | BorrowBox iOS

Or Search and download eBooks on the BorrowBox website 

(Kindle Fire tablet is the only Kindle that accepts eBooks in the format provided here)

Click here for BorrowBox help and trouble shooting (You'll need to have registered for the service already and your library card number and PIN handy).



You can use two eAudio collections, each with different titles to borrow, both are free to use. You will need to be a member of Nottingham City Libraries and log in with your library card number and PIN.

 Ulverscroft eAudio collection 

Download up to 4 titles at a time and keep for three weeks. 

Search and download Ulverscroft eAudio

For more information visit the Ulverscroft Help.

Or download the uLibrary app to use on your smartphone, tablet or iPad.

uLibrary iOS for iPhones or uLibrary Android for android phones.


BorrowBox eAudio collection

Select up to 5 eAudio free from our new BorrowBox service. Once downloaded eAudio will be available for a maximum of 21 days after which they will automatically expire.

Log in with your library card number and PIN

Search and download BorrowBox eAudio

Apps for smartphone, iPad or tablet:BorrowBox iOS or BorrowBox Android





Download magazines or read online with no limit on the number of titles or the length of time you keep them.

To register:

Use the RBdigital website 

or Download the RBdigital app for smartphone, tablet or iPad 

You'll need to select Nottingham City Libraries, have an email address, enter your library card number and then create a password.

Once registered, you will be automatically logged in. For more details on mobile registration view the user guide.



Download or read online, at home, in the library and on the go. Free newspapers and magazines from your local area, UK nationals and 1,000s more from around the world.

Click here to find out about our new eNewspaper service PressReader.


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Are you looking for something new and different to read? 

After you've signed up visit our web page devoted to reading. See our Black Lives Matter recommended reads, the latest of our regularly changing special suggestions, see what's new, children's choice, our new Facebook reading group and much more.