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. Instructions on how to download your free eBooks are on this page or if you have already signed up, use the link to jump straight to Borrowbox and begin reading.
Browse eBooks

Before you start

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

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

  • The BorrowBox app This is available on Apple app store, Google Play and Kindle and Amazon Fire devices. When you first use the app, choose the East Riding of Yorkshire Library Service.

Reading on desktop? You can use BorrowBox on your desktop computer as well. However, you may be asked to sign in using an Adobe ID as well as your library number. It is free to set up and use. They are an external company. Get a free Adobe account.

Borrow eBooks

Step 1
Login to your BorrowBox App
Step 2
Search, browse and discover new titles
Step 3
Click on 'borrow' or reserve a title for later
Step 4
Download it to read offline

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.

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!