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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 books of the month

Multiple copies available to download FREE from 1st June.

Digital Book of the Month - 1
 'Bad Apples' by Will Dean.

It only takes one...

A murder A resident of small-town Visberg is found decapitated A festival A cultish hilltop community 'celebrates' Pan Night after the apple harvest A race against time As Visberg closes ranks to keep its deadly secrets, there could not be a worse time for Tuva Moodyson to arrive as deputy editor of the local newspaper. Powerful forces are at play and no one dares speak out. But Tuva senses the story of her career, unaware that perhaps she is the story...

 

  'A Bird in WinterMain' by Louise Doughty

The latest from the writer of BBC smash hit drama Crossfire, and Number One Sunday Times Bestseller Louise Doughty Bird is a woman on the run. One minute, she's in a meeting in her office in Birmingham - the next, she's walking out on her job, her home, her life. It's a day she thought might come, and one she's prepared for - but nothing could prepare her for what will happen next. As she flees north using multiple disguises, Bird has to work out who exactly is on her trail, and who - if anyone - she can trust. Like many people, she has fantasised about escape for a long time, but now it's actually happening. Is her greatest fear that she will be hunted down, or that she will never be found?

     

    Digital magazine of the month

    Multiple copies available to download FREE 

    e-Magazine of the month
    BBC Countryfile

    There is so much to see, celebrate and discover in the British countryside, but where do you start? How about with a BBC Countryfile magazine subscription? Each issue is brimming with fresh and interesting ideas for exploring our beautiful landscape and heritage, watching wildlife and enjoying great local food.

     

     

     

    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.