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Search and read eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eGraphicnovels

You can freely browse our catalogue. However, to borrow or reserve from the hundreds of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eGraphicnovels we have on offer you must first join the library.  

Download, read and listen to eBooks and eAudiobooks

You can borrow up to 5 eBooks and 4 eAudiobooks at a time, each for up to 14 days. Use your account to renew your loans, return items early and reserve items if they're currently on loan. 

To read and listen to eBooks and eAudiobooks:

  1. You'll need your library card number so that you can create an account. If you're not already a library member you can join the library online and use your temporary membership number to access eBooks and eAudiobooks without delay. Join the library

  2. Using Apple or Android devices: to get eBooks and eAudiobooks on a mobile device, download the BorrowBox app.
    BorrowBox app on the Apple App Store. BorrowBox app on Google Play.   

  3. Using Amazon Fire devices: to get eBooks and eAudiobooks on your Amazon Fire, you'll need to allow apps from unknown sources. Find out how to allow apps from unknown sources and download the BorrowBox app on Amazon Fire devices

  4. Using laptops or computers: if you're using a laptop or desktop computer, you can browse and download eBooks and eAudiobooks on BorrowBox. See section 8 for returning books.

  5. Once you’ve installed the app, search for Rochdale Libraries in the ‘Library’ field and log in using your library membership card number and 4-digit PIN. If you've just joined, you can use your temporary membership number in place of a library membership number.

  6. Browse the collection of books.
    For Android devices: to refine your searches, simply choose eAudiobooks or eBooks. Then at the top right you should see '…more eAudiobooks/eBooks' with a number indicating how many are available to you. Clicking this takes you to lists where you can swipe left and right and filter by category, genre, age group, popularity, new releases and so on.

    For iOS devices: to refine your searches simply search under eAudiobooks or eBooks, you should see filtering options at the top of the screen including Categories.

  7. Borrowed titles appear in your Loans section. From your Loans section, tap the title cover to open it.

  8. Returning items.
    Using an app: if you're using the app the items will automatically be removed from your device, and you won't need to manually delete them.

    Using laptops or computers: if you're downloading titles using the website, you'll need to manually return the items, this is if you've downloaded an eBook and opened it in Adobe Digital Editions. You'll need to return the item by right-clicking the item in the ADE 'shelf' function, and selecting return.

  9. You can renew items 3 days before the expiry day. The loan expires you can't renew it but you can borrow it again if the copy hasn't been borrowed by another library user.

  10. If you've any questions about using BorrowBox, email their support team at support@bolindadigital.com. If you're using the BorrowBox app, you can go to settings and select 'send feedback' to ask them a question. 

Download and read eMagazines

You can read full digital copies of your favourite magazines on your computer or mobile device. You can borrow an unlimited number of magazines to keep forever or until you delete them from your device.

To read eMagazines:

  1. You'll need your library card number so that you can create an account. If you're not already a library member you can join the library online and use your temporary membership number to access eMagazines without delay. Join the library

  2. You'll need to sign up with RBdigital Greater Manchester


  3. Using Apple or Android devices: to view eMagazines on a mobile device, download the RBdigital app.
    RB Digital app on the Apple App Store.  RB Digital app on Google Play.

  4. Using Amazon Fire devices: to get eMagazines on your Amazon Fire device, download the RBdigital app from Amazon  
            
  5. Using laptops or computers: if you're using a laptop or desktop computer, you can browse and download eMagazines on RBdigital

  6. Once you've installed the app, sign in using your RBdigital log in details.

  7. Click on the menu icon to make the menu appear. Select ‘Magazines’ to bring up the list of magazines available.

  8. To see all the titles you’re currently borrowing, open the menu and select Checked Out.

  9. Below each title in your Checked Out section are 2 buttons labelled Read and Download. Tap Read to read the magazine without downloading it. Tap Download to download a copy to your device.
    Please note: you’ll need to connect to a wifi source to read or download eMagazines. Find out how to connect your device to FREE public wifi in the borough.

  10. To delete a title from your device when you've finished with it, click the X in the top right of the title cover. You will then get a message saying that the title has been returned.  

  11. Multiple library users can borrow magazines at the same time so there's no need to reserve them. 

  12. If you've any questions about using RBdigital, visit their support page to view their user guide, find answers to frequently asked questions or submit a question online. RBdigital support

Download and read eGraphicnovels and comics

Access thousands of digital graphic novels and comics on your computer or mobile device. You can borrow as many eGraphicnovels and comics as you'd like for up to one week. You can use your account to renew your items as many times as you wish.

To read eGraphicnovels and comics:

  1. You'll need your library card number so that you can create an account. If you're not already a library member you can join the library online and use your temporary membership number to access eGraphicnovels and comics without delay. Join the library

  2. You'll need to sign up with RBdigital Rochdale                   

  3. Using Apple or Android devices: to view eGraphicnovels and comics on a mobile device, download the ComicsPlus app. 
    ComicsPlus app on the Apple App Store. ComicsPlus app on Google Play.

  4. Using Amazon Fire devices: eGraphicnovels and comics are not currently available on Amazon devices.

  5. Using laptops or computers: if you're using a laptop or desktop computer, you can browse and download eGraphicnovels and comics on ComicsPlus

  6. Once you've installed the app, you can browse the titles available.

  7. To download a title, tap on the cover and then tap on Check Out. You'll need to log in using the email and password you submitted when you signed up.

  8. Once you’ve logged in, the title will begin to download. You can click on Downloads in the toolbar at the bottom to see how much of the title has downloaded to your device.

  9. Tap on My Comics in the toolbar at the bottom to see all the titles you’ve downloaded.

  10. Multiple library users can borrow eGraphicnovels and comics at the same time so there's no need to reserve them. 

Contact

0300 303 8876

Phone: Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm.
Closed for training Monday 11am-11.30am.

Did you know?

You can join the library for FREE and anyone can join. It only takes a couple of minutes to join online. You can use your account to:

  • Borrow items from any library in Greater Manchester.
  • Choose from thousands of great books and audiobooks.
  • Reserve and renew books.
  • Download the latest eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eGraphicnovels ​to your smartphone, tablet or desktop.
  • Access a range of online resources from help with passing your driving theory test to advice for local businesses.

Please remember to bring identification when you first visit the library to borrow items - for example, utility bill, driving licence or bank statement.

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