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eBooks, eAudiobooks, Magazines, Comics & Newspapers

Borrow free eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines and newspapers using your library card number.



Get started with eBooks and eAudiobooks with BorrowBox

Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks with BorrowBox

As a library member, you can borrow up to 6 eBooks and 6 eAudiobooks for free. The BorrowBox app is available to download from the Apple App store for iOS users and the Google Play store for Android users.  

Kindle Fire users can also download the app (see instructions), while PC users can access BorrowBox through their website – which also has a help page including frequently asked questions. 

Once the BorrowBox app is downloaded, simply search for “St.Helens Libraries”, enter your library card number and PIN plus your email address.

BorrowBox offers a wide collection of titles, with an app that is accessible, intuitive and simple to operate and enjoy.

Read our FAQ for more information.



Borrow Magazines, Comics and eAudiobooks from Libby

As a library member, you can borrow unlimited magazines and up to 3 comics or eAudiobooks for free.

Since Tuesday 30th March, all audiobooks, comics, and magazines that we used to offer through RBdigital have moved to Libby – the free reading app from OverDrive. Our newspaper collection will remain on RBdigital until further notice.

Now our RBdigital titles have moved to Libby, any current checkouts will still be available in RBdigital through the remainder of their lending periods. This way, you can finish reading without disruption or risk of losing your place.

If you aren’t able to use Libby or, you can use the original OverDrive app or our OverDrive website instead. These alternatives have the same titles as Libby, but offer slightly different features and device compatibility.

Read our FAQ for more information.


Read digital newspapers with RBdigital PressReader

Read digital newspapers with PressReader

As a library member, you can read unlimited digital newspapers for free.

Choose from our range of digital newspapers to read in your browser or via Digital Newspapers from PressReader via Libby. UK national titles include:

  • Daily Express
  • The Guardian
  • The Independent
  • London Evening Standard
  • Daily Mail
  • Daily Mirror
  • The Observer
  • The Scotsman
  • Daily Star
  • Daily Telegraph




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