How to borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks

Members can access our eBooks and eAudiobooks through an app and website called BorrowBox. BorrowBox is easy to use, and the website has a help page.

How to download and use BorrowBox

Follow the steps below to download and use BorrowBox.

  1. Download BorrowBox from the Apple App Store if you’re an iOS user, and the Google Play store if you’re an Android user. You can also download it on Kindle Fire
  2. Once you’ve downloaded BorrowBox on your device, select Brighton & Hove City Libraries
  3. Enter your library card number, PIN and email address

You can find the full instructions on how to download BorrowBox on the BorrowBox website.

You’ll need to install Adobe Digital Editions on your device to download eBooks. 

Adobe Digital Editions is free to install. 

How to borrow and reserve items on BorrowBox

You can borrow up to 10 items at once. This is a maximum of 5 eBooks and 5 eAudiobooks.

We count any reservations you make as part of your 10 items. This is because we transfer your reserved items into your borrowed items when they’re available.

We don’t charge any fees for reserving items on BorrowBox. 

If you haven’t returned your items by the time they’re due, you’ll no longer have access to them. This means there are no overdue fees. You’ll also have the option to renew your items.