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Read digital copies
of magazines

Read full digital copies
of daily newspapers


eBooks and eAudiobooks

Our fantastic eBook and eAudiobook download service in partnership with Greater Manchester Libraries and BorrowBox Link to External Websitebrings you a massive choice of bestselling eReading 24/7, 7 days a week for all ages and tastes. Download the app and start reading or listening within five minutes.

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. Discover our collection on the BorrowBox Link to External Website website.

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 Box image

  • 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 the Play store on your device, search for Borrowbox and click Install.
  • For Kindle Fire and Amazon Fire devices open Amazon Apps, search for BorrowBox and download the app. (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.
  • Have a look at the BorrowBox User Guide Video.


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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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.

If you would like to suggest a title for purchase as an eBook or eAudiobook please send an email to




Free for all Tameside Library members


Read full digital copies of magazines for free from your computer, smartphone or tablet. 100 magazines are currently available covering a wide range of interests. Magazine titles include Ideal Home; Men's Health; Popular Science; National Geographic; Total Film; Gamesmaster and much more.RB Digital Magazines image

  • Free to all library members
  • Available 24/7
  • Download and read offline
  • Popular eMagazines to choose from
  • Dedicated Apple and Android apps


How do I sign up for eMagazines?

  1. Join our library (already a Tameside Library member? go to step 2)
  2. Go to our eMagazine website Link to External Website (RB Digital) to create an account via your internet browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari)
  3. Click ‘Create New Account’ and enter your library card number when requested - click on 'Next'
  4. Enter your details:
    1. First Name
    2. Last Name
    3. Email Address
    4. Password (Password must have at least 7 characters & include letters and numbers)
  5. Click ‘Create Account’

Create Your Personal Reading List

  1. Once you’re logged in, click on a magazine you wish to read. You can then choose to continue browsing or read via PC/Mac. If you are using a tablet you will be required to download the App.
  2. You have now completed the registration process. Your magazines and comics are now in ‘My Collection’ ready to be enjoyed.

    For step by step guide on how to use RB Digital for libraries, download the RB Digital for Libraries User Guide pdf Link to External Website

Add as many titles as you’d like from our RB Digital eMagazines collection – they will remain in Your Reading List until you choose to delete them

Download the app:

RB Digital magazines and comics can be viewed on a wide variety of desktop and mobile apps. Click on the appropriate link below to download your free app now:


You can return to our RB Digital eMagazines collectionLink to External Website page at any time to add more titles to your account, or just use the app!

User Guides:


Watch a Tutorial

  • Desktop Link to External Website
  • App tutorial Link to External Website

Frequently Asked Questions

View RB Digital eMagazine FAQ Link to External Website

Minimum computer requirements:

To use RB Digital eMagazine on your desktop or laptop your computer must have the following system requirements:

  • Windows XP & higher with: Flash 10.1 or higher; Preferred browser: Internet Explorer 11 & higher; Alternative browsers: Firefox 3.6 & higher, Google Chrome; Screen resolution: 1024x768 or higher
  • Mac OS 10.5 & higher with: Flash 10.1 or higher, Preferred browser: Safari 5 & higher, Firefox 3.6 & higher, Alternative browsers: Google Chrome; Screen resolution: 1024x768 or higher


If you have any questions or need help, please view our  RB Digital eMagazine support site.Link to External Website Your query will be responded to with 2 working days by the UK based RB Digital Support Team.

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





Unlimited Access to Thousands of Newspapers and Magazines

Enter PressReader
How to register Pressreader
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PressReader provides access to over 5000 daily newspaper and magazine titles from more than 100 countries, in over 60 languages while connected to the Internet. Read a newspaper or magazine in its original or screen-friendly format, print articles, listen to audio narration, and translate content from around the world in up to 17 languages. 
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  • ​Free instant same day access to thousands of newspapers and magazines worldwide
  • Including UK national daily and weekend titles 
  • Free to all library members
  • Available 24/7
  • Download and read offline
  • Dedicated Apple and Android apps          

How do I access PressReader?

There are two ways to access PressReader: 
  1. Access PressReader on any Tameside library computer or library Wi-Fi without logging in or creating a PressReader account. Simply visit Link to External Website  and you will automatically gain access.
  2. Create a PressReader account with your library card, this will allow you to access the newspapers and magazines collection remotely: 
    1. Visit Link to External Website 
    2. Click Sign In, and select Library Card
    3. Select Tameside or type Tameside  in the search box
    4. Enter your Library number together with your PIN  

What are the benefits in creating a PressReader account?

  • Create a personalised news channel
  • Bookmark articlesPress Reader tablets
  • Set up email alerts for news topics
  • Share articles over social networks
  • Add comments and opinions to articles
  • Have titles auto-delivered upon publication and much more.

Download PressReader app and read on the go: 


Get it on Google Play
Download on the App Store
Get it from Microsoft


User Guide and Support:

PressReader have a dedicated webpage with many resources to help you get the most of your PressReader account, visit PressReader Help Centre


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.

For further information contact:

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Tameside Libraries Information Service
Ashton Library
Tameside One
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0161 342 2031


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