Free downloads for kids, young adults and adults
A great selection of titles to read and listen to on your PC, laptop, smartphone, tablet or iPad.
BorrowBox has a huge selection of fiction and non-fiction that you can download and enjoy for free as a library member. The App makes it easy to browse, listen and read your library books wherever you are.
To use BorrowBox you will need to register with their service. To do this you will need:
- to be a Nottingham City Library member
- have your card number and PIN/password to hand.
- either download the app via the links below or use the website link below to access our Nottingham City Libraries BorrowBox.
- Follow the online instructions: You will be asked for your ID / Barcode this is your library card number e.g. D03012345.
If you have a problem with any of the above you can:
- join the library online if you are not a member, then come back to this page to register with BorrowBox.
- reset your PIN/password if you have forgotten it on the library catalogue (you must have a valid email on your library membership)
- contact us if you have lost your card or do not know your card number or need more help.
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.
When you are all signed up you can select up to 10 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 twice to get more time. You can return the title earlier if you have finished reading it.
You can reserve books free of charge on Borrowbox. (Your reservation will count as one of your loans, and the book will appear in your account as soon as it is available).
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/password handy).
You can use two eAudio collections, each with different titles to borrow, both are free to use.
Ulverscroft eAudio collection
You can download and keep up to 4 titles and keep for up to three weeks. Books can be renewed if you need more time.
Titles that are on out loan can be reserved free of charge.
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. Items can be renewed twice if need be.
Titles can be reserved for free and and count as one of your 5 items.
Download and enjoy a range of magazines and newspapers or read online with no limit on the number of titles or the length of time you keep them.
Bdigital Magazines is the world's largest newsstand, offers full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. Our collection of popular digital magazines includes both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits.
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.
Get access to high quality magazines and newspapers with no download limits. Enjoy seamless access to all your favourite publications in one app.
Download or read online, at home, and on the go. Free newspapers and magazines from your local area, UK nationals and 1,000s more from around the world.
For all these services, you need to be a member of the library. If you are having problems with digital content then please do contact us for help an support.
Are you looking for something new and different to read?
Visit our web page devoted to reading. See our recommended reads, find out what's new on our shelves, explore children's reads, join our Facebook book chat group and more.