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We have been made aware that due to a recent upgrade, customer's using the BorrowBox app on Apple devices may experience problems downloading digital resources or find that already borrowed titles aren't opening and appear to be loading again.  If you have been affected by this, please uninstall the BorrowBox app and reinstall the latest version.  If you require any further assistance regarding this matter, please email: library.info@westlothian.gov.uk (opens new window) 

 

Experience the world of e-Books, e-Audio/Talking books and e-Magazines with BorrowBox  

Log in/Register here (opens new window) (or click the image below) and download e-Books, e-Audio/Talking books and e-Magazines to your device using the BorrowBox app.

 

For further assistance please have a look at the guides below or watch our BorrowBox App - user guide video (opens new window), full instructions are also provided on the BorrowBox site.

West Lothian BorrowBox Quick Start Guide [164KB]

West Lothian eBooks and eTalking Books How to Guide [9MB]

 

How do I register?

Simply register on the site with your library barcode and PIN (if you require help with this please email library.info@westlothian.gov.uk (opens new window)), then login and start searching.

What can I borrow?

You can borrow or reserve up to six e-Books or up to ten e-Audio/Talking books and e-Magazines simultaneously for free from BorrowBox (opens new window) and download them to a wide variety of devices.

How long can I borrow them for?

Loans are for 21 days and your loan will automatically expire after this time but you can return your copy early to release it for other users and borrow another. 

e-Books and e-Magazines can be downloaded to computers and laptops directly from our library catalogue (opens new window),  BorrowBox (opens new window) or by downloading the free BorrowBox app to Apple devices, android tablets and smart phones. They can be downloaded to a Kindle Fire but cannot be downloaded to the Kindle reader due to Amazon's policy.  

e-Audio/Talking books can also be downloaded from our library catalogue (opens new window) or BorrowBox (opens new window) or by using the app, to your tablet, smartphone or MP3 player, so you can listen where and when you like.

Content

The library services aims to have a varied selection of stock available to our customers and add more content to increase the collection on a monthly basis. Stock suggestions can be made by emailing library.info@westlothian.gov.uk (opens new window).  Please provide the details of the title you would like to suggest and why you feel it would be a worthwhile addition to stock.  All recommendations will be considered, however as we operate within a small budget it may not be possible to purchase all suggested items.

 

Digital e-books of the month

Multiple copies available to download FREE from 1st January.

Digital Book of the Month - 1
 'These Days' by Lucy Caldwell.  Longlisted Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2023 - Winner Walter Scott Prize 2023

Two sisters, four nights, one city.

April, 1941. Belfast has escaped the worst of the war - so far. Over the next two months, it's going to be destroyed from above, so that people will say, in horror, My God, Belfast is finished.

Many won't make it through, and no one who does will remain unchanged.

Following the lives of sisters Emma and Audrey - one engaged to be married, the other in a secret relationship with another woman - as they try to survive the horrors of the four nights of bombing which were the Belfast Blitz, These Days is a timeless and heart-breaking novel about living under duress, about family, and about how we try to stay true to ourselves.

 

 'The Hideout' by Camilla Grebe.  The brand-new psychological suspense novel from the author of After She's Gone, soon to be a major motion picture starring Daisy Ridley.

After eighteen-year-old Samuel finds himself in the middle of a drug deal gone wrong, he is forced to leave home in a hurry. Heading south, he finds refuge in a sleepy coastal town, working as a live-in assistant to the son of a wealthy family.

When the body of a young man washes up in Stockholm's southern archipelago, investigator Manfred Olsson is called in to work the case. With his two-year-old daughter in a coma, he is reluctant to leave her bedside - but once another body is discovered, his search for the killer intensifies.

As Samuel adjusts to life under the radar, he begins to feel safe, even with a gang out for blood and the police on his trail. But it isn't long before he realises that his sanctuary may be home to a deadly secret.

 

Children's e-Library

We have a wide selection of children's e-Books suitable for all age ranges and add to our collections monthly.  Check out the latest children's e-books (opens new window) and children's e-Talking books (opens new window)

 

Adult e-Library

Check out the latest adult e-Books (opens new window) and e-Talking books (opens new window)

 


If you require any assistance accessing or using our Digital Library please speak to a member of staff in any West Lothian Library or email: library.info@westlothian.gov.uk (opens new window)


RNIB

The RNIB website has some helpful information available on RNIB - Reading and Books (opens new window)

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.

Giving you access to over 40,000 fiction and non fiction books for adults and children in accessible formats that suits you. 

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