e-Talking Books

Download and listen to e-Talking Books when and where you like

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You can now experience the world of e-Talking Books and e-Books together using BorrowBox.  Log in/Register here and download eBooks or e-Talking Books to your device using the BorrowBox app.

Full instructions are given on the site or have a look at the guides below.

Icon for pdf West Lothian BorrowBox Quick Start Guide [164.02KB]

Icon for pdf West Lothian eBooks and eTalking Books How to Guide [9.12MB]

Download e-Talking Books onto your tablet, phone or MP3 player, so you can listen where and when you like.

Simply register on the site with your library barcode and PIN (usually the last four digits of the phone number we have on record for you), then login and start searching. 

Download the BorrowBox app and start borrowing today. You can borrow up to 10 titles at a time and like the eBooks, they expire at the end of the loan period, so no overdues.  You can also return titles early to borrow other e-Talking Books.

e-Talking Book content

The library service aims to have a varied selection of e-Talking Books available to our customers.   We add new content to increase the collection on a monthly basis.  As we operate within a small budget stock suggestions can be made by emailing library.info@westlothian.gov.uk.  Please give details of the book you would like to suggest and why you feel it would be a worthwhile addition to stock.  All recommendations will be considered, but it may not be possible to purchase all suggested items.

Check out our Adult e-Talking Book collection


Children's e-Talking Books

We have a wide selection of children's e-Talking books suitable for all age ranges and add to our collections monthly.  Check out Children's e-Talking Book collection


Adult e-Talking Books

Check out the latest e-Talking Books

This month's adult e-Talking book of the month is The Key to Rebecca.  A gripping thriller set during the Second World War, from the author of Eye of the Needle Ken Follett read by Tim Downie.  Multiple copies available, download yours now!  The Key to Rebecca e-Book also available.

The stakes are high, for the survival of the British campaign in North Africa is in the balance.

'Our spy in Cairo is the greatest hero of them all . . .' Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, September 1942.

He is known to the Germans as 'Sphinx', to others as Alex Wolff, a European businessman. He arrives suddenly in Cairo from out of the desert, armed with a radio set, a lethal blade and a copy of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca - a ruthless man with a burning, relentless conviction that he will win at all costs.

The stakes are high, for the survival of the British campaign in North Africa is in the balance. Only Major William Vandam, an intelligence officer, and the beautiful courtesan Elene can put an end to Wolff's brilliant clandestine reports of British troop movements and strategic plans.

As Rommel's troops come closer to victory, Vandam edges nearer to Wolff and the crucial key. Follett builds tension and suspense to a nerve-tearing pitch as he follows the adversaries across the infernal desert to a confrontation which will determine who wins - and loses - in this deathly struggle.


RNIB Talking Book Service

The RNIB has made their Talking Book Service available free of charge to any UK resident who is blind, partially sighted or who has an impairment that prevents or limits them from reading standard print.

There are 25,000 unabridged titles available by digital download through RNIB Overdrive or Daisy CD and USB stick delivered by post. The titles can be downloaded to computer, tablet or smart phone using the free Overdrive app. To use the postal service you will need either a DAISY CD or USB stick player, or device that plays MP3 files.

Simply register on the RNIB site to sign up for this service if you meet the eligibility criteria. Full instructions and help are available on the RNIB site.

If you experience any difficulties logging into your library account please contact library.info@westlothian.gov.uk