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Experience the world of e-Books and e-Talking books with BorrowBox  

Log in/Register here and download e-Books or e-Talking books 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, 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), then login and start searching.

What can I borrow?

You can borrow or reserve up to six e-Books or up to 10 e-Talking books for free from BorrowBox 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 can be downloaded to computers and laptops directly from our library catalogue,  BorrowBox 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-Talking books can also be downloaded from our library catalogue or BorrowBox 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.  As we operate within a small budget stock suggestions can be made by emailing library.info@westlothian.gov.uk.  Please give details of the e-Book or e-Talking 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.

 

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 and children's e-Talking books

 

Young adult digital book of the month.

Young Adult Digital Book of the Month
 'S.T.A.G.S.' by M A Bennett Click here to Borrow and here to send us your review.

Nine students. Three bloodsports. One deadly weekend.

A twisting thriller for fans of Looking for Alaska.

It is the autumn term and Greer MacDonald is struggling to settle into the sixth form at the exclusive St. Aidan the Great boarding school, known to its privileged pupils as S.T.A.G.S.

Just when she despairs of making friends Greer receives a mysterious invitation with three words embossed upon on it: huntin' shootin' fishin'. When Greer learns that the invitation is to spend the half term weekend at the country manor of Henry de Warlencourt, the most popular and wealthy boy at S.T.A.G.S., she is as surprised as she is flattered.

 

But when Greer joins the other chosen few at the ancient and sprawling Longcross Hall, she realises that Henry's parents are not at home; the only adults present are a cohort of eerily compliant servants.

The students are at the mercy of their capricious host, and, over the next three days, as the three bloodsports - hunting, shooting and fishing - become increasingly dark and twisted, Greer comes to the horrifying realisation that those being hunted are not wild game, but the very misfits Henry has brought with him from school...

 

Adult e-Library

Check out the latest adult e-Books and e-Talking books

 

Adult digital book of the month 

'The Christmas Train' a brilliant, heart-warming holiday tale from bestselling author David Baldacci -  Click here to Borrow and here to send us your review .

Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington to LA in time for Christmas. Forced to take the train across the country because of a slight 'misunderstanding' at airport security, he begins a journey of self-discovery and rude awakenings, mysterious goings-on and thrilling adventures, screwball escapades and holiday magic.

 

 

 
 
RNIB

The RNIB website has some helpful information available on eBooks and digital reading

 
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.

There are 25,000 unabridged titles available by digital download through RNIB Overdrive or Daisy CD and USB stick delivered by post. The titles can be downloaded to computer, tablet or smart phone using the free Overdrive app. To use the postal service you will need either a DAISY CD or USB stick player, or device that plays MP3 files.

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

 

If you experience any difficulties logging into your library account please contact library.info@westlothian.gov.uk