e-books and e-audio

Free tablet help sessions

Get to know your tablet better and find out how to download free library e-books, e-audiobooks and e-magazines. Contact us to book a free 45-minute session for friendly help and advice. We can also help with email, internet browsing and app downloads.

  • Binfield Library - Saturday 17 June from 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • Sandhurst Library - Saturday 27 May from 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • Whitegrove Library - Friday 26 May from 2.15pm to 4.30pm

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) 850 650 titles Download only
Cloud Library 600 + titles No Download
Read online
One Click Digital No 2,000+ titles Download only
OverDrive 4,000+ titles 300+ titles Download,
Read online,
Listen online

* 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 8 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. Download the free Cloud Library app and read directly on your Apple or Android tablet or smartphone or PC/Mac, or transfer to an e-reader.

Cloud Library - how it works

One Click Digital

You can download up to 10 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


You can download 5 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

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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