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Borrowing eBooks

If you are a member of Cardiff Libraries you can borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines 24 hours a day.

If you are not a library member find out how to join Cardiff Libraries​.


RBdigital is a Cardiff libraries provision where you can download 10 eBooks and 10 eAudiobooks for free on your personal devices for 21 days.

BorrowBox offers you 10 eBook and 10 eAudiobook downloads for free on your personal devices for 21 days.

The first time you use the services, you will be prompted to download and install Adobe Digital Editions​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window if this software is not already on your PC or Mac. ​​​Adobe Digital Editions software offers an easy and engaging way to view and manage your eBooks, including transferring them to portable devices.

BorrowBox


eBooks and eAudiobooks are available to use on your portable device, tablet or phone using the BorrowBox app which can be downloaded from the Apple App store​​​External link opens in a new window or Google Play store​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window
 
Alternatively, you can download BorrowBox​​​​​​External link opens in a new window directly to your PC or Laptop and eBooks/eAudiobooks can be transferred to an MP3 player or eReader.
 
You can video what eAudiobooks are available prior to signing in, although you will need to sign in using your library card number and PIN (which is the last 4 numbers on your library card).
 

RBdigital




RBdigital​​​​​​​​​​​​​ also offers access to around 250 popular magazinesExternal link opens in a new window  for free online and through the RBdigital app as part of an all Wales service. Download the app via the Apple App store​​​​​External link opens in a new window​, Google Play store​Link opens in a new window or from the RBdigital website​​​​​External link opens in a new window​.​​
 
To use the magazine service you will need to create a login online through the RBdigital all Wales E-Zines website​​​External link opens in a new window . 

When using the RBdigital app for magazines simply login again using your email and choose Wales as your location. This will allow you to borrow magazines for free.

To switch between eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines simply switch profiles in the RBdigital app for easy access to both.

Comic Plus Library Edition offer access to over 16,000 comics​​​​​External link opens in a new window  for free online and through the Comics Plus  Library Edition app, as part of an all Wales service.




To use the service you will need to create a login online through the Comics Plus website​​​​​External link opens in a new window ​​ and choose Wales as the location.

Once registered, you can read the comics on your own device.

Download the Comics Plus Library Edition app on the Apple App store​​​​​​External link opens in a new window or Google Play store.​​​​​External link opens in a new window
You can access a range of other online reference resources​​​​​​External link opens in a new window  as a member of Cardiff Libraries. eReferences available include:

  • Encyclopaedia Britanica,
  • The Times Digital Archive, and
  • Oxford Dictionaries, Music and Art references. 
 
If you are accessing these from a Cardiff Public Library you will have immediate access to all these services.
 
If you are accessing these from your own computer you will be prompted to enter your Library Card Number when you click an eReference link.
 

The following resources are only accessible from a Library PC:

 

  • Ancestry.com - Library Edition 
  • European Sources Online 
  • Find My Past



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