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Please help us shape the future of our digital services by providing your views on the following short survey: West Lothian Library service, your views. (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 (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.


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 (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 e-books of the month

Multiple copies available to download FREE from 1st October.

Digital Book of the Month 2
 'The Girl on the 88 Bus' by Freya Sampson.

A beautifully uplifting novel about how one chance meeting can change the course of your life

When Libby Nicholls arrives in London, broken-hearted and with her life in tatters, the first person she meets on the bus is elderly pensioner Frank. He tells her about the time in 1962 he met a girl on the number 88 bus with beautiful red hair just like her own. They made plans for a date at the National Gallery, but Frank lost the ticket with her number written on it. For the past sixty years, he's ridden the same bus trying to find her.

Libby is inspired by the story and, with the help of an unlikely companion, she makes it her mission to help Frank's search. As she begins to open her guarded heart to strangers and new connections, Libby's tightly controlled world expands. But with Frank's dementia progressing quickly, their chance of finding the girl on the number 88 bus is slipping away.

More than anything, Libby wants Frank to see his lost love one more time. But their quest also shows Libby just how important it is to embrace her own chances for happiness - before it's too late.


 'The 6:20 Man' by David Baldacci.

The 6:20 Man is a heart-racing thriller set in the world of high finance in New York, from the number one bestselling author David Baldacci.

A journey that took him to hell . . .

Having survived combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq and been decorated with medals, Travis Devine mysteriously leaves the Army under a cloud of suspicion. And at thirty-two years old, he's embarking on a different kind of danger in the cut-throat world of high finance.

His daily commute on the 6.20 a.m. train into New York's financial district, to his new job as an analyst at the minted powerhouse investment bank Cowl and Comely, takes him into a world where greed, power, jealousy and ambition result in the financial abuse of the masses and the enrichment of an elite few. But it is on this daily journey that he passes a house where he sees something that sounds alarm signals he cannot ignore.

A close friend of Devine's, Sarah Ewes, is the first victim and the mysterious circumstances surrounding her death at Cowl and Comely compel him to investigate further. As he digs deeper, he discovers strange coincidences and unnerving truths. As the deaths pile up, and the major players show their hands, he must question who he can trust and who he must fight.


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: (opens new window)


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.