Manchester Libraries ‘Borrowbox’ Service

Gina Murphy / Categories: News

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Our partners at Manchester Libraries are always working hard to ensure they can offer a service that adapts to change and this is particularly relevant at a time when access to a range of remote resources is vital for our students and their families.

Borrowbox is a permanent ebook/audiobook platform hosted by Manchester Libraries and accessible via their website, which presents the opportunity for books to be read or listened to online, free of charge: Manchester Libraries Website.

There are 1000s of titles available, both fiction and non-fiction, suitable for children, young people and adults.  The ebook catalogue includes historical fiction, romance, crime, graphic novels, manga, autobiographies and biographies, fantasy, sports, humour, quick reads, picture books and much more.  With such diverse choice, there will always be something of interest even for the reluctant reader.

In order to borrow any of the e-resources, it is necessary to download the Borrowbox app from App Store, Google Play Store or a similar app facility onto a laptop, tablet or mobile. 

A login is also required on the Manchester Libraries website, using an existing library card number.  For anyone not currently a member of the library service, it is easy to join straight away using the Online Registration Form.

Then, when a particular title is chosen from the eBooks Home Page, the book will automatically open in the Borrowbox app.

And the best part? Registration and use of the Borrowbox resources is completely free and available to anyone living in the UK, not just in the local area.

Further information on the service and how to use Borrowbox and other e-resources can be found on the Audio books and ebooks page.

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