e-books and e-audio
We offer hundreds of free e-books and e-audio books. You can access these on your computer, smartphone, tablet, e-reader or MP3 player, at any time. They won’t become overdue so you don’t have to worry about charges. There are also no charges on reservations.
You must be a member of Bracknell Forest libraries to use these services. Visit our joining the library page to find out how to become a member.
Please note that our e-books are currently not compatible with Amazon Kindle e-readers but can be accessed on the Kindle Fire tablet.
Benefits of e-books and e-audio
On e-books you can alter the size of print or colour scheme on your e-book. For example, white on black is useful for reading at night time or outside in direct light.
For e-audio books you can also speed up or slow down the speed of the books. You can also use the sleep function to set a time when it automatically switches off. This is great for listening in bed.
Find an e-book or e-audio book
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.
e-book and e-audio suppliers
User guides and help
You can borrow 8 items for 21 days. The easiest way to use BorrowBox is to install the BorrowBox app on your tablet or smartphone. You can also download to a computer for listening and reading, or transfer to an e-reader such as a Nook or Kobo or an MP3 player or iPod.
BorrowBox - user guide (you need to log in to access this)
To register with BorrowBox, for e+ cards beginning 633, please omit 633 and enter the remaining digits.
You can download up to 10 e-audio books for 21 days.
The easiest way to listen on your tablet or smartphone is to download the RBdigital app. You can also download and listen onto your computer, or transfer to an MP3 player once you have installed the free RBdigital media manger to your computer.
To register with RBdigital, for e+ cards beginning 633, please omit 633 and enter the remaining digits. When registering with the app select UK and Bracknell Forest Libraries before entering your library card number.
Still having trouble?
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 help please use our e-books and e-audio enquiry form or call Bracknell Library on 01344 423149.
Free help sessions
Find out about enjoying library e-books, e-audio and e-magazines on your tablet, smartphone or e-reader. We're running help sessions at the following times:
- Binfield Library – Friday 24 January, 2pm to 5pm
- Birch Hill Library – Monday 27 January, 2pm to 5pm
- Whitegrove Library - Saturday 1 February, 10am to 1pm
Please contact the library to book a one-to-one appointment with a friendly member of staff. We'll help you get started, so you can enjoy reading and listening on long winter evenings and during your next holiday!