eLibrary

Our eLibrary provides access to thousands of free eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers for Kent library members.

If you are not yet a member, complete your details and create a PIN, you will be given a temporary membership number which is valid for 3 months (this period may be extended depending on the national situation regarding coronavirus).

Access is provided through free Android and iOS apps and websites. Use your mobile, tablet, laptop or compatible eReader to download up to 12 eBooks and eAudiobooks at a time.

No late or reservation fees apply.

An eBook is an electronic version of a printed book.

You can borrow up to 12 items or reserve up to 8 items at one time, all with a loan period of up to 3 weeks. After this time they are returned automatically.

Titles can be renewed for longer periods if there are no other library users waiting for it.

To borrow an eBook you will need your library card number and library PIN.

eBooks are provided to Kent library members by OverDrive via the Libby app, which can be downloaded onto a number of different devices including:

  • Android and iOS mobiles and tablets
  • Windows 10 devices
  • some Chromebooks
  • some eReaders including Kobo.

If you wish to take a look at what eBooks are available before signing up or downloading any apps, you can browse the OverDrive library without signing in.

To find our selection in Libby please search for Kent County Council.

Libby lets you change the size and display styles of the fonts to suit you, including dyslexic fonts.

For a full list of devices and guidance on how to set the app up please visit the getting started guide or Ask a Kent Librarian, who will be happy to assist you.

An eAudiobook is an electronic version of a printed book that you can listen to.

Titles can be renewed for longer periods if there are no other library users waiting for it.

eAudiobooks are provided to Kent library members by OverDrive and RBdigital.

OverDrive

eAudiobooks are provided to Kent library members by OverDrive via the Libby app, which can be downloaded onto a number of different devices including:

  • Android and iOS mobiles and tablets
  • Windows 10 devices
  • some Chromebooks
  • some eReaders including Kobo.

To borrow an eAudiobook you will need your library card number and library PIN.

eAudiobooks can be borrowed up to 12 items or you can reserved up to 8 items at one time, all lasting up to a loan period of 3 weeks, where after this time they are returned automatically.

If you wish to take a look at what eAudiobooks are available before signing up or downloading any apps, you can browse the OverDrive library without signing in.

To find our selection in Libby please search for Kent County Council.

Libby lets you change the size and display styles of the fonts to suit you, including dyslexic fonts.

For a full list of devices and guidance on how to set the app up please visit the getting started guide or Ask a Kent Librarian, who will be happy to assist you.

RBdigital

RBdigital has an app which can be downloaded onto a number of different devices including:

  • Android and iOS mobiles and tablets
  • laptops
  • desktop computers.

To access RBdigital collections you will need to register and create an account using your library card number.

eAudiobooks users can borrow unlimited numbers of titles and reserve 1 item at a time, all lasting up to a loan period of 3 weeks, where after this time they are returned automatically.

If you wish to take a look at what eAudiobooks are available before signing up or downloading any apps, you can browse the RBdigital collection without signing in.

For a full list of devices and guidance on how to set the app up please visit the getting started guide or Ask a Kent Librarian, who will be happy to assist you.

uLibrary

uLibrary are offering free access to 500 eAudiobooks until 31 July 2020.

The uLibrary app can be downloaded onto a number of different devices including:

  • Android and iOS mobiles and tablets
  • laptops
  • desktop computers.

To access the collection you will need to register online and create an account. This will provide you with log in details for the temporary period.

You can borrow up to 10 titles and make reservation on items that are out on loan.

For a full list of devices and guidance on how to set the app up please visit the getting started guide or Ask a Kent Librarian, who will be happy to assist you.

An eMagazine is an electronic version of a magazine. You can read them online or download and keep them for as long as you want.

We use a provider called RBdigital for eMagazines.

  1. Create a RBdigital account using your Kent library card
  2. Log in to your account on the Kent RBdigital catalogue
  3. Browse the available magazines
  4. Click on the 'Checkout Now' button below the cover
  5. You can now read the magazine.

RBdigital help

Check the RBdigital FAQs for more information on using the service or Ask a Kent Librarian online.

You can access eNewspapers online via PressReader.

Instructions to access eNewspapers:

  1. Click sign in on the top right of the PressReader home page.
  2. Go to 'Library and Group'.
  3. Type 'Kent County' in the search field.
  4. Enter your library card details.
  5. Create an account with your email address.

If you need help please ask a Kent librarian.