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New Library Management System Update:

The library catalogue is now available. A comprehensive help guide is available by clicking the question mark on the top right of the catalogue page.  More details about the new Library Management System (LMS) can be found on our FAQs

E-library

BorrowBox

  • Access thousands of e-books and e-audio completely free of charge
  • Borrow up to 7 e-books and 7 e-audio at any one time for a period of three weeks. This is in addition to the items through your normal Essex library card
  • No overdue charges
  • Items will be automatically returned at the end of the three-week loan period
  • Tailor the app to suit your personal reading preferences and needs

Browse the BorrowBox catalogue.

Download the app onto your Apple, Android and Kindle Fire device.

Learn how to use the app with our BorrowBox how-to video.

For more information visit BorrowBox help section. Please note: you need to be logged in to view the help pages.

Libby by OverDrive

Please note: We are in the process of fully integrating Libby with our new library management system. While this is taking place some older library card numbers and new joiners are not being recognised. To allow you to access Libby as soon as possible please email information.enquiry@essex.gov.uk so that we can add your card number to the Libby database. Please be aware that when the integration is complete to continue using the app you may need to rejoin the library.

  • Access thousands of e-audio, e-magazine and e-comic titles free of charge
  • Borrow up to 7 e-audiobooks and as many magazines and comics as you want at any one time for a period of three weeks. This is in addition to the items through your normal Essex library card
  • No overdue charges
  • Items will be automatically returned at the end of the three-week loan period

Browse the Libby catalogue.

Download the Libby app onto your Apple or Android device.

For more information visit the Libby help section.

PressReader

  • Access a wide range of e-newspapers and e-magazines from the UK and around the world completely free of charge
  • Personalize your home feed with news from specific locations, sections of your favourite publications or topics
  • Tailor the app to suit your personal reading preferences and needs

Browse the PressReader catalogue

Download the app onto your Apple or Android device.

Learn how to use the app with our PressReader how-to video.

For more information visit the PressReader help section.

Please note you will need to log out and in every 30 days to revalidate your account.

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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