Our new eBooks library went live on Monday 21 April and many of you have already signed up and used it.

Currently we have over 350 titles available (including some audiobooks) and we are adding more books all the time. Most of our selections so far have been informed by your requests and reading habits, as well as some classics, but do please let us have your suggestions and we will see what we can do.

We have set a limit of 3 books per Member to ensure that as many of you as possible can borrow and we would ask that once you have read a book, you return it to the collection so that other Members can access it.

To access the eBooks library:

  1. Download the Libby app which is the e-reader (unfortunately, you can’t use Kindle): google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.overdrive.mobile.android.libby&hl=en_GB


  1. To go straight to our online library click on this link: https://theleedslibrary.overdrive.com/


Or go through Libby https://libbyapp.com/library/theleedslibrary and follow the prompts to find The Leeds Library


  1. Sign in using your email address (as your card number) and your 4-digit membership number as your PIN (*see below for more help on this), then browse the eBook Library collection and borrow a title.

N.B. If you have a couple or family membership and have only ever provided us with one email address and you want your own eBooks account, you will need to give us a second email address.

Borrowed titles appear under Shelf > Loans and download to the app automatically when you are using wi-fi so you can read them when you are offline.

*If you can’t remember¬†your membership¬†number, it may be on a sticky label on your door card. Let us know if you need to be reminded of the number or the email address we have for you. Membership numbers with less than 4 digits need to have a zero or zeros in front of them to make them up to 4 digits.
For example: 12 needs to be 0012, 123 needs to be 0123 but 1234 is fine.
If you have a couple or family membership, you need to include the letter in the membership number also. For example: 12A needs to change to 0012A and 123A needs to be 0123A

We hope that if the service continues to prove popular it will become a permanent part of our collection once the lockdown has come to an end and the Library is fully open.

If you have any problems using the eBooks Library, please either go to our Forum at https://theleedslibrary.freeforums.net  and post a question on our eBook Library thread or send an email to counter@theleedslibrary.org.uk or phone us on 0113 245 3071.


Happy Reading!

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