e-books and e-audio
What we offer
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.
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 through your internet browser.
Borrowing e-books is set to become easier with all our e-books available from the same app
From Friday 2 March our e-books from Cloud Library will be transferred to BorrowBox and customers will no longer be able to access Cloud Library.
You can finish reading a Cloud Library e-book downloaded to a device to the end of the expiry date, but you will not be able to continue reading the e-book if you are reading the e-book in your browser. You will also need to place new holds to request titles with BorrowBox – apologies for the inconvenience this may cause.
The great news is that it will be easier to find what you are looking for as you will need just the one app and you will find all our library e-books in one location.
If you are not already registered with BorrowBox, the BorrowBox app is available from:
It’s completely free to install. Just sign in using your library card number and PIN, and away you go!
Note: to register with the BorrowBox app customers with E+ cards beginning 633, please omit 633 and enter the remaining digits.
Reading e-books using Adobe Digital Editions on your computer
If you have been downloading Cloud Library e-books to your PC or Mac computer using Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) authorized with a Cloud Library ID, you'll need to unauthorize ADE and then reauthorize with an Adobe ID before using BorrowBox.
- Open Adobe Digital Editions and click on Help > Unauthorize computer.
- Enter the password for the OverDrive account you used to authorize ADE and click Continue > Erase authorisation.
- Close Adobe Digital Editions.
- Visit the Adobe website www.adobe.com and click on Sign in > Get an Adobe ID. Create an account.
- Open Adobe Digital Editions and click on Help > Authorise computer. Enter your new Adobe ID.