Using e-books and e-audio
You can access hundreds of e-books and e-audio completely free of charge through our e-books system Borrowbox.There are no overdue charges; items will be automatically returned at the end of loan period.
To login to these services you will need your library membership card number and PIN. The default PIN is your birthday in the format ddmmyy.
Borrowbox lists best sellers, popular fiction and non-fiction and is updated monthly.
Please note: You can download e-books and e-audio to your device or computer, but it isn’t possible to read them online in the browser.
You may borrow up to 7 e-books and 7 e-audio at any one time. This is in addition to the 14 items through your normal Essex library card.
You can find more about Borrowbox on their help page. (NB. You need to be logged in to access the help section).
To learn how to access e-books or e-audio, have a look at one of our handy guides:
Amazon Kindle operates a closed digital rights management system and we are unable to purchase e-books in the Kindle format.
You can download books to your Kindle from the Amazon website.