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Borrow ebooks and audiobooks

LibrariesWest is launching new shared ebook and audiobook services from Wednesday 29 August - available as websites and apps (for iOS, Android & Kindle Fire).

The resources of 8 local authorities in the south west have been pooled to bring you an improved range of titles to choose from.

You won't need to create separate accounts to use the new services - just log on with your library membership number and PIN. If you've forgotten your pin you can have a PIN reminder sent to you. 

What does this mean for me?

If you currently borrow ebooks or audiobooks using OverDrive you will no longer be able to do so from the end of August when our contract with this supplier comes to an end.

Any ebooks or audiobooks you have borrowed up until this date will last for their loan period but any reservations you haven't downloaded by this date will not be available.

Access cloudLibrary for ebooks

If you're using the app:

  • download and open the cloudLibrary app from your device's app store
  • select language, country (UK and then England) and library authority (LibrariesWest)
  • agree to the end user licence agreement, terms of use and privacy policy
  • enter library membership number and PIN

If you're using the website:

  • visit cloudLibrary
  • click 'log in' in the top right-hand corner of the screen
  • enter library membership number and PIN
  • agree to the end user licence agreement, terms of use and privacy policy

If you are using a Kindle Fire, visit cloudLibrary's Kindle Fire installation page

You can find help and support by visiting cloudLibrary.

Access BorrowBox for e audiobooks

If you're using the app:

  • download and open the BorrowBox app from your device's app store
  • select your library authority (Dorset, or search by individual branch) and enter your library membership number and PIN
  • agree to terms and conditions

If you're using the website:

  • visit BorrowBox
  • select your library (Dorset)
  • click 'sign in' in the top right hand corner
  • enter your library membership number and PIN

If you are using a Kindle Fire, visit BorrowBox's Kindle Fire installation page

You can find help and support by visiting BorrowBox, signing in and clicking the help button at the top of the screen.

What's in the collections?

There are over 10,000 ebooks available through cloudLibrary and over 2,500 audiobooks available through BorrowBox.

We have ebooks, among many others, by:

  • Lynda La Plante
  • John Grisham
  • Bill Bryson
  • David Walliams
  • Agatha Christie
  • James Patterson
  • David Baldacci
  • Katie Fforde
  • Fern Britton
  • Lee Child
  • Paula Hawkins

Check out audiobooks, among others, by:

  • James Patterson
  • Lee Child
  • Lesley Pearse
  • MC Beaton
  • Liz Pichon
  • Maeve Binchy
  • Peter Janes
  • Elaine Everest
  • Sophie Kinsella
  • David Baldacci
  • Jo Nesbo
  • Phillipa Gregory

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