eBooks and eAudiobooks

Coronavirus: A Book for Children is a free eBook is aimed at helping primary aged children understand the immense changes happening around the world because of COVID19. It's a collaboration between Axel Scheffler, Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson, Nia Roberts, Professor Graham Medley and Nosy Crow Books. 

How to use the digital library service

Use our free digital library service for ebooks, eAudiobooks and digital magazines. All you need is your Barnet library card and PIN.

If you have forgotten your PIN and need to reset it or wish to change it, this can be done online.

Watch our videos on how to borrow eAudiobooks

eAudiobooks: BorrowBox

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Borrow, download and enjoy here. BorrowBox is home to the greatest authors of the world’s best eAudiobooks. Your library in one app.

Available for Windows, iTunes, Android and Amazon for BorrowBox for Kindle Fire.

After you install and open the app, when asked to select your library, type in 'Barnet libraries' rather than the location name.  

eBooks: Overdrive & Libby

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Choose from thousands of fiction and non-fiction titles for adults, teens and children. All titles are free to download to your PC, Mac or mobile device.

Use the Libby app to access titles on your iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone, Kobo, Nook, Kindle Fire or android device, or transfer titles to your iPod, MP3 or E-Ink Reader. You can also use it in your web browser at  

RBdigital magazines and comics

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Read from a choice of popular magazines and a huge selection of comics. Magazines available include: The Economist, New Scientist, Radio Times and more. Comics from Marvel, Disney and others. Register from a desktop PC or Mac, or download the app from App store , Google Play or Amazon Kindle


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Download the Pressreader app, sign in with your library card for free then read from thousands of newspapers and magazines from 100 countries in 60 languages. After 30 days, log out and sign in again. Choose from The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Jewish Chronicle, Empire, Elle and lots more. You can also download a step by step guide to help get you started on the desktop version. 

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