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We have been made aware that due to a recent upgrade, customer's using the BorrowBox app on Apple devices may experience problems downloading digital resources or find that already borrowed titles aren't opening and appear to be loading again.  If you have been affected by this, please uninstall the BorrowBox app and reinstall the latest version.  If you require any further assistance regarding this matter, please email: library.info@westlothian.gov.uk (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 library.info@westlothian.gov.uk (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.

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. Stock suggestions can be made by emailing library.info@westlothian.gov.uk (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 books of the month

Multiple copies available to download FREE from 1st April.

Digital Book of the Month - 1
'Finding Love in Positano' by Lucy Coleman

One summer in Italy might just change everything...

Marci James is in love with her job. She's not had a holiday in five years, but now she's escaping to the Italian coast after agreeing to pack up her godfather, Richard's antiques shop.When Marci arrives it's apparent that the task is far more daunting than she imagined, and it isn't long before Nico, her gorgeous local guide, offers to step up and lend a hand. As the two enjoy the Positano summer, and all that the Italian Riviera has to offer, Marci finally lets herself relax and the sparks between the pair soon begin to fly.

But Richard hasn't just left his possessions behind, he left a secret, one that Marci unwittingly stumbles across it. Will it break her heart after the happiest summer of her entire life?

 

  'The Mother' by T.M. Logan 

    Framed for murder. Now she's free . . .A woman attends a funeral, standing in the shadows and watching in agony as her sons grieve. But she is unable to comfort them - or reveal her secret.

    A decade earlier, Heather gets her children ready for bed and awaits the return of her husband Liam, little realising that this is the last night they will spend together as a family. Because tomorrow she will be accused of Liam's murder.Ten years ago Heather lost everything.

    Now she will stop at nothing to clear her name - and to get her children back . . .

       

      Digital magazine of the month

      e-Magazine of the month
      The Artist: May 2024

      The UK's best practical art magazine for aspiring amateur and professional artists - since 1931. Well-known artists reveal their working practices and techniques, covering all subjects and media, in every issue. Learn how established and up-and-coming artists create their work and use the tips they provide to help you improve your own drawing and painting.

       

       

      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: library.info@westlothian.gov.uk (opens new window)


      RNIB

      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.