eLibrary

We offer thousands of free ebooks and audiobooks for all ages and interests. Read or listen on your PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

You will need your library card number and PIN, you can join online for free if you aren't a member yet.

Borrowing eLibrary items

Find out the apps available and help guides to get you started.

Our ebooks are provided via the Libby app or Overdrive website. The app can be downloaded to different devices including:

  • Android and iOS mobiles and tablets
  • Windows 10 devices
  • some Chromebooks
  • some eReaders, including Kobo, Nooks and Kindle Fire.

For a full list of devices and guidance on how to set these up visit the getting started guide on the overdrive website.

Browse the catalogue of ebooks available.

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

Our audiobooks are provided via 3 different apps to bring you thousands of free titles, Libby, BorrowBox and Ulibrary.

You can get audiobooks on a range of devices to suit you.

If you need any help setting up you can read the help guides on their websites:

Or you can use our Ask a Kent Librarian service, and one of our team will be happy to guide you through.

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 audiobooks, but there are no loan limits to borrowing magazines.

Our eMagazines are provided via the Libby app or Overdrive website. The app can be downloaded to different devices including:

  • Android and iOS mobiles and tablets
  • Windows 10 devices
  • some Chromebooks
  • some eReaders, including Kobo, Nooks and Kindle Fire.

For a full list of devices and guidance on how to set these up visit the getting started guide on the overdrive website.

Browse the catalogue of magazines available.

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

PressReader

To 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.