e-books and e-audio

What we offer

We offer hundreds of free e-books and e-audio books for accessing on your computer, smartphone, tablet, e-Reader or MP3 player from the comfort of your home or on the move, 24 hours a day. They won’t become overdue so you don’t have to worry about charges.

We subscribe to several services. Each supplier has unique titles with different download formats and licensing. There’s something to suit everyone’s needs.

You must be a member of Bracknell Forest libraries to use these services. If you are not yet a member of the library you can become one by applying for an e+ card at any of our libraries.

Please note that our e-books are currently not compatible with Amazon Kindle e-readers but can be accessed on the Kindle Fire through your internet browser.

Library catalogue

You can search for e-books and audio books in our library catalogue by selecting 'eBook' or 'Audiobook' as the format in the advanced search option. Other e-books and e-audio titles are available from the suppliers described below.

e-book and e-audio suppliers

Supplier * e-book e-audio Access method
BorrowBox (Bolinda) 862 501 titles Download only
Cloud Library 400 + titles No Download
Read online
One Click Digital No 1,000+ titles Download only
OverDrive 2,000+ titles 300+ titles Download,
Read online,
Listen online
Public Library Online 100+ titles No Read online only

* click on the links to access the e-book and e-audio catalogues

User guides and help

Each supplier has their own help pages. You may need to set up an account to access the help pages.

If you can’t find an answer to your query or you need one-to-one help please complete our enquiry form.

BorrowBox (Bolinda)

You can borrow four items for 21 days. An app is available for listening on the move, just search for 'BorrowBox' in your device's app store. You can also download to a computer and transfer to any compatible MP3 device.

BorrowBox - Bolinda user guide (you need to log in to access this)

BorrowBox - tutorial

BorrowBox - Google play app

BorrowBox - installing on Kindle Fire

Cloud Library

You can download 4 books for 21 days.

Cloud Library - how it works

One Click Digital

You can download up to ten books for 21 days on to your PC or portable device. If you prefer, you can install the free app to your device (search your app store using the keyword oneclickdigital - all one word)

One Click Digital user guide

One Click tutorial

OverDrive

You can download five e-books or e-audiobooks at a time and decide whether you would like to borrow for 7, 14 or 21 days.

OverDrive user guide

OverDrive tutorial

Public Library Online

This is a great collection including biographies, crime, children’s and reading group reads with books by James Patterson, Lee Child, Joanna Trollope and Jacqueline Wilson.

No downloading is required. Read the e-books directly on to your web-enabled device. Log in with your library card number - no need to create an account.

PDF file downloadPublic Library Online user guide (PDF, 26kb)

More e-books

More free e-books are available from ManyBooks.net and Gutenberg (also available through OverDrive - additional e-books section).

The RNIB has a free audiobook service for registered visually impaired UK residents. 

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