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Search and read eBooks

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​You can download a range of digital books from Rochdale Libraries, these include eBooks, eMagazines, eAudiobooks​ and eGraphicnovels​.

Loans automatically expire at the end of the lending period so there are no late fees or fines to pay.

You'll need to join the library and set up a FREE account unless you've already done so. Join Rochdale libraries.

Changes to eBooks and eAudiobooks

From Monday 3 April 2017, our eBook and eAudiobook provision is changing.  You will no longer be able to access eBooks from OverDrive and eAudiobooks from OneClickdigital.  Instead, all eBooks and eAudiobooks will be accessed via our new BorrowBox service.

BorrowBox – your library in one app 

BorrowBox enables members of public libraries to download and borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks by way of digital loans. The BorrowBox app has a custom in-app dedicated eBook reader and eAudiobook player.  The only app in the world to offer downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks from one spot, BorrowBox can be used online and with Apple iOS and Google Android devices.  Wherever you go, BorrowBox goes too, whether that's on holiday, to the shops, on the way to the office or walking the dog. Take romance, drama, suspense, biography and more with you – Anywhere, Everywhere.

Get the app now from the App Store and Google Play and, from Monday 3 April 2017,  start borrowing, downloading and enjoying eBooks

​​eBooks​​​ from Overdrive

With eBooks you can:

  • Borrow up to your normal lending limit.
  • Read eBooks on many digital devices.
  • Read a sample of an eBook without borrowing it.
  • Let your borrowed eBook return automatically – no more late return fees. 

Browse and download eBooks from Rochdale libraries

​Help wit​h eBooks

eMagazines from Zinio​

With eMagazines you can:

  • R​ead full digital copies of your favourite magazines for FREE on your computer, smartphone or tablet. Please note, an app is required for offline reading.
  • Choose from over 90 titles covering everything from entertainment​ to technology.
  • Borrow an unlimited number of magazines to keep forever or delete when you want.​

Browse and download ​eMagazines from Greater Manchester libraries

​​eAudiobooks from OneClickdigital

With eAudiobooks you can:

  • Borrow up to 5 items at a time.
  • You can borrow an eAudiobook for up to 21 days.
  • Reserve eAudiobooks that are in stock for free and you can reserve up to 5 items at a time.
  • Be notified by email when the eAudiobook is ready. You'll have 3 days to download it before it is returned to the collection.
  • Renew your eAudiobook if someone else hasn't reserved it.

Browse and download eAudiobooks from Rochdale libraries

Help with eAudiobooks

​eGraphicnovels from ComicsPlus

With eGraphicnovels you can:

  • Access thousands of digital graphic novels and comics.
  • Read issues immediately – titles are always available.
  • Browse the collection easily, anytime, anywhere, with a Web-connected device: tablet, PC or smartphone.

Browse and download eGraphicnovels​ ​from Rochdale librar​ies



0300 303 8876

8am-6pm Monday to Friday​

Join the library

It's FREE to join and only takes a couple of minutes to complete our secure form. You can use your account to:

  • Choose from thousands of great books and audiobooks.
  • Reserve and renew books.
  • Download the latest eBooks, eAudiobooks and eGraphicnovels ​to your smartphone, tablet or desktop.
  • Access a range of online resources from help with passing your driving theory test to historical newspapers.

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

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