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eBooks and eAudiobooks

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  Our fantastic eBook and eAudiobook download service in partnership with Greater Manchester Libraries and BorrowBox brings you a massive choice of eReading for all ages and tastes. Download the app and start reading or listening within five minutes.

BorrowBox Link to External Website gives you free access to a wide range of bestselling ebooks and audiobooks 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Discover our collection on the BorrowBox Link to External Website website.

To borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks you need to be a member of Tameside Libraries. If you are not a library member, you can join here.

Creating a Borrowbox account is quick and easy; you just need your Library card number, 4 digit PIN and an email address. Simply go to the BorrowBox website Link to External Website and follow the instructions.


With BorrowBox you can:

  • borrow up to 6 eBooks and 6 eAudiobooks at a time, free of charge, each for up to 21 days
  • read or listen on many digital devices
  • reserve eBooks and eAudiobooks that are currently on loan to other customers
  • renew your loans (you can also renew a title once, even if another customer has reserved it)
  • return eBooks and eAudiobooks early or let them return automatically at the end of the loan period – no late return fees

Don't just take our word for it, this is what one of our customers said:-
"I absolutely love the Borrowbox service, as I struggle to find the time to get to the library to take out 'real books'."
Full instructions on how to borrow, return and reserve items are on the BorrowBox website.

BorrowBox app

The best and easiest way to browse, borrow and read or listen to your eBooks and eAudiobooks is by using the BorrowBox app.
  • For iPhones and iPads open the App store on your device, search for Borrowbox and click the Get button.
  • For Android devices open open the Play store on your device, search for Borrowbox and click Install.
  • The BorrowBox app is now available on the Amazon Appstore and can be installed on Kindle Fire devices. (Please note that BorrowBox is not compatible with Kindle eReaders).
  • Once you’ve installed the app, search for Tameside Libraries in the ‘Library’ field, and log in using your library card number and 4-digit PIN.


Download on the App Store
Get it on Google Play


How to read ebooks on your PC or eReader

To read on your PC or an eReader such as a Kobo or Nook, you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed on your PC. If you haven't installed this software yet, please visit the Adobe Digital Editions download page and follow the installation instructions provided.

On the download page press the Download eBook button. When you get a pop-up dialogue box asking you whether you would like to Open, Run or Save, make sure that you select Open With and choose Adobe Digital Editions. Adobe Digital Editions will then import the eBook file and you can find it in the Borrowed section on the left side.

To transfer an eBook to an eReader device:

Attach your eReader device to your computer. It should appear in Adobe Digital Editions in the list on the left side. Now just drag the eBook onto the device.


How to listen to eAudiobooks

To listen to eAudiobooks you just need a media manager such as iTunes or Windows Media Player which is MP3 compatible. Download the audiobook book from the website, then unzip the file and move it to the media manager on your computer. Either listen on your computer or transfer it to an MP3 player.

For more help on setting up your computer or device to read eBooks or eAudiobooks, and to check device compatibility, visit the BorrowBox help page - you will need to sign-in to access the help area.

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Tameside Libraries provides access to digital media from a range of providers. Use of these services are subject to the provider’s terms and conditions. Tameside Libraries accepts no responsibility for materials accessed from the provider. Parents or guardians must assume responsibility for guiding young people in their use of these services whether these are accessed via the internet or apps.

Having problems?

If you are having problems with your BorrowBox Account or downloading titles, log on to your account on the BorrowBox website Link to External Website and you will be able to use the Help Link to External Website pages for a range of helpsheets and support.

Find out about eMagazines, eNewspapers and eComics in our eReading pdf leaflet.

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Ashton Library
Tameside One
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0161 342 2031
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