Setting up


You only need to set up your eBook borrowing account and reading app once. Then you can borrow our collection of eBooks quickly and easily at the touch of a button.
Browse eBooks

Before you start

To set up your device to borrow eBooks you will need:

  • A library membershipYou need to be a member of East Riding Libraries and have an online account. Find out how to join on the Memberships page.

  • An Adobe ID This authorises your eReader app to use our eBooks service. It is free to set up and use. They are an external company. Get a free Adobe account.

  • A compatible device Most Google Play and Apple Store enabled devices are compatible. Unfortunately our eBooks are not available to download to kindle eReaders.

  • An eReader app Our instructions are based on the free Libro eReader app. This is available on Apple app store and Google Play.

Setting up your Libro app

These instructions are for the Libro app. Other apps may vary.

  • Turn on your Libro app and select East Riding Library Service from the list.
  • Log in with your Adobe ID (this may be called a DRM on your device) to authorise the app. The log in screen should automatically appear when you try to use the app. If not, it will appear when you first try to search for books.
  • On the Get Books tab, select the menu and go to log in.
  • Use your East Riding Library membership number (the long number under the barcode on your library card) and four-digit pin.

You're now set up and ready to go!

Borrow eBooks

Browse for available eBooks either on the catalogue, the eBooks website or on the Get Books tab in the Libro app.
Open up the book information and click Borrow Download (or join the reservation queue).
Open app
On your app, go to the menu and open up Current Loans from your Account. You can also see the expiry date on this screen.
To read books offline, download the book to your device. You can use free Wi-Fi at East Riding Libraries.

How many eBooks can I have?

Your eBook account comes with 8 credits. These can be divided between the items you borrow and your reservations, for example: Borrow 8 Reserve 0, Borrow 6 Reserve 2. To view your credits, click on your basket in the app (on Libro, other apps may vary).

You can delete books at any time, but credits will not be renewed until the end of your loan period.

Remember there is free public Wi-Fi at all of our branch libraries to download your eBooks.

Happy reading!

Coming soon...

On Tuesday 28 May, the way you download and read eBooks is changing. Continue with the current service until further notice.