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You can now experience the world of eBooks and eTalking Books together using BorrowBox.  

Register once and download eBooks or eTalking Books to your device using the BorrowBox app.

Full instructions are given on the site or have a look at the pdf icon 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 (usually the last four digits of the phone number we have on record for you), then login and start searching.

What can I borrow?

You can borrow or reserve up to six eBooks for free from the West Lothian eBooks site, and download them to a wide variety of devices.

How long can I borrow them for?

You can borrow eBooks for 21 days but you can return your eBook early to release the credit and borrow another eBook.

eBooks can be download to an eBook reader, tablet, smart phone, computer and laptop. They cannot be downloaded to the Kindle reader due to Amazon's policy, but can be downloaded to a Kindle Fire.  You can also search and download eBooks using the West Lothian - Online Catalogue.

eBook content

The library services aims to have a varied selection of eBooks available to our customers.   We have moved to a new provider over the last few months and plan to add more 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.

eBook of the month

Check out the latest eBook titles available this month. pdf icon February 2018 [834kb].

Philip Pullman takes us back to the world of his Dark Materials in our eBook of the Month, The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage

This story follows Malcolm Polstead whose father runs the Trout Inn in Oxford.  Malcolm finds a secret message about a dangerous substance called Dust and the adventure enfolds.  

Fans of Philip Pullman and new readers will both love this new Dark Materials novel which is a prequel to Northern Lights.