Digital downloads

If you are a member of the library, you can download digital versions of books, audiobooks and magazines.  Click on the headings below to find out more.

E-books

E-books are electronic versions of printed books. You can download them and read them on a tablet computer, an e-book reader, a PC, and on most smart phones.

Not all books are available in e-book format, but the number is increasing all the time, so please check the download sites frequently for new titles.

How do I download an e-book?

Borrowbox

You can borrow up to 10 e-books (and 10 e-audiobooks) at a time, for 21 days.

The best way to read your e-book is to download the free Borrowbox app for your mobile or tablet from the iTunes Appstore or Google Play store – and you can read on the go! You’ll need your library card number to create your account. If you’re not already a member you can join quickly and easily online.

E-audiobooks

E-audiobooks are audio books you can download and listen to on your PC, Mac or a range of portable devices.

How do I download an e-audiobook?

You can use two different websites to search for and download e-books:

Borrowbox

You can borrow up to 10 e-audiobooks (and 10 e-books) at a time, for 21 days.

The best way to read your e-audiobook is to download the free Borrowbox app for your mobile or tablet from the iTunes Appstore or Google Play store – and you can listen on the go! You’ll need your library card number to create your account. If you’re not already a member you can join quickly and easily online.

RBdigital

You will need to register and create an account using your library card details. You will also need to download the app to your device. You can borrow e-audiobooks for up to three weeks at a time, and you can return them early or renew them if you need to.

E-zines
E-zines are digital versions of printed magazines.  You can download and read them on a tablet computer, an e-book reader, a PC, and on most smart phones.

How do I download an e-zine?

Go to the Wales e-zines website to search for and download the e-zines you want.  There are 260 titles to choose from. 

You can have up to 100 titles in your reading list, and there is no time limit on how long you have them.  Back issues are available from October 2013 onwards.  To read e-zines offline you will need to download the free RBdigital Magazines app to your device.
E-comics

E-comics are digital versions of printed comics and graphic novels.  You can download and read them on a tablet computer, an e-book reader, a PC, and on most smart phones.

How do I download an e-comic?

Go to the Wales e-zines website to search for and download the e-comic you want.   

You can have up to 100 titles in your reading list, and there is no time limit on how long you have them.   To read e-comics offline you will need to download the free RBdigital app to your device.

 

You must be a member of the library to use these services. You can join quickly and easily online.