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.

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.

An eMagazine is an electronic version of a magazine that you can read online.

You can borrow eMagazines in the same way as eBooks and eAudiobooks, but there are no loan limits to borrowing magazines.

eMagazines have a loan period of 3 weeks, but they can be renewed for longer periods if required.

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

eMagazines 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.

If you wish to take a look at what eMagazines 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

If you need 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.

PressReader

Access eNewspapers online via PressReader.

  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.

NewsBank

NewsBank provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering a wide array of topics and issues. Articles are taken from print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos. Includes today's edition of The Times.

Newsbank Special Reports may be of interest to students, researchers, job seekers, genealogists and many others.

Visit the Global Access Newsbank website.