eBooks and eAudiobooks

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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BorrowBox is home to the greatest authors of the world’s best eAudiobooks. Borrow, download and enjoy.

Download the 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. In addition, a vast choice of magazines and comics are now available for all ages to borrow with no waiting lists. Magazine titles include: The Economist, New Scientist, Radio Times, National Geographic, National Geographic Kids, The Week Junior and  more. There are comics from Marvel, Dark Horse, Disney and others.

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

Coronavirus: A Book for Children is a free eBook 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. 



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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 60 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. 

 RBdigital magazines and comics

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RBdigital magazines and comics have moved to Overdrive .

Download the Libby app or use the Overdrive website to continue to borrow titles. RBdigital will no longer be available from 30 April 2021.