Become an online library member
Become a Better library member and enjoy thousands of eBooks and digital audiobooks for FREE without leaving your house. Download magazines, comics and newspapers from around the world straight to your computer, tablet or phone.
Most of our online resources can be accessed by logging in with your library card number and PIN. If you are not a member of your local library, you can register for free online by clicking on your local county/borough below to discover the collections of e-resources available at your fingertips.
Explore the large and growing collection of eBooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers with hundreds of thousands of titles from all major publishers and authors. Choose from one of the collections below to start borrowing.
You can browse the OverDrive collection, borrow with your library card, and enjoy eBooks on your computer, tablet or smartphone. Borrowed items can be enjoyed immediately in your web browser or can be downloaded to the free Libby app for mobile devices. With hundreds of popular titles to choose from, this collection is guaranteed to have something for everyone.
With thousands of newspapers from over 100 countries in 60+ languages, PressReader is a trusted source for local and international news on current events from top publications. Explore titles such as the National Post, The Guardian, Washington Post and much more from all over the world. Read on the device of your choice – smartphone, tablet or laptop.
NewsBank provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering a huge array of topics and issues. It provides fully searchable text archives of many UK and Ireland newspapers, including the image versions of The Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Daily Mail and Daily Mirror. Select your local library below to get started:
We have a wide range of digital audiobook and music collections. From bestsellers, classics, award-winners and more. Whatever you want to listen to, we've got something for all ages and tastes. Take your audiobooks and music anywhere with the free apps for iOS and Android. Listening on-the-go has never been faster, easier or more enjoyable. Discover more by selecting a collection below.
For fans of eAudiobooks, uLIBRARY offers titles from an ever-growing list of publishers, ensuring you’ll always have access to your favourite read wherever you go. The uLIBRARY app makes it easy to browse, borrow and listen to your library's eAudiobooks on your smartphone or tablet.
Bring the library into your home with OverDrive's collection of digital audiobooks. Enjoy best-sellers, classic literature, stories for kids and much more. Titles are automatically returned, so no more late fees and you can place holds, create wish lists, and return titles easily.
Download and/or stream music on any compatible device. Browse through our vast collection of over 15+ million songs from over 200+ genres. Start streaming music for free by selecting your local library below:
Tune into our libraries' Facebook and Twitter pages for dedicated online programmes to suit all ages. For access to at-home activities, sing-alongs for young children, or eBook reviews and more, start following your local library social media pages below.