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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 the three week loan period. Have a look at the range of best sellers,  popular fiction and non-fiction available - new titles are added every month.

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.

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).

Login to Borrowbox

Help Guides

To learn how to access e-books or e-audio, have a look at one of our handy guides:

Amazon Kindle

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.


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