eBooks and eAudiobooks


Harrow Libraries provide free access to thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks from a range of suppliers which can be downloaded onto your PC, tablet and smartphone. 

The services can be viewed via a web browser or you can install the Libby App or BorrowBox App onto your mobile device.


To gain access to the publications you'll need:


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Overdrive (Opens in new window)


Overdrive provides access to thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks and digital magazines for adults, teens and children.

  • Magazines (Opens in new window) Overdrive now provides a huge range of digital magazines. All your old favourites from RB Digital have moved across plus many new titles to discover.

  • Lucky Day (Opens in new window) is a special collection of highly popular titles of eBooks and eAudiobooks that are available on a first come, first served basis. All can be borrowed for 14 days but cannot be renewed and are automatically returned at the end of loan period. The list of titles will change as books are returned to the collection, so check back often. 

  • Language courses (Opens in new window)  learn from a wide range of languages.

  • Kids' Collection (Opens in new window) visit the kids collection for picture books and 'readalongs' for under 5s, a wide range of children's fiction, and homework help arranged by subject. There are special collections promoted on a regular basis. This is particularly helpful if you are unsure what you might want to read as they are carefully chosen by library staff.

  • Teen Collection (Opens in new window) visit the teen collection for a wide range of fiction and study guides for young adults. Special collections are promoted regularly so check them out if you need help to find your next good read, information on social issues and wellbeing.

  • Graphic novels and comics (Opens in new window) a wide range of graphic novels, manga and comics available to download. Full collection of Marvel comics plus DC comics and Vertigo.

  • Libby App (Opens in new window) A state-of-the-art reading experience. Libby’s ebook reader makes it easy to customize how you read - online or offline. You can adjust an ebook's font size, book layout, and lighting. As you read, you can also add bookmarks, create notes and highlights, and define words.

Overdrive Help


You don't have to have any special software as you can read or listen through your browser, or download the Libby app (Opens in new window) to enjoy your eBook or eAudiobook offline.

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Borrowbox (Opens in new window)


provides access to 1000s of eAudiobooks and eBooks which can be downloaded onto your computer or mobile device.

Check out the specially curated collections from the Discover page where you will find recommendations for all ages, trending titles, new releases, bestsellers, award winners and most popular titles.


  • To borrow items click 'Sign in' or 'My Account' and enter your library card details

  • Read on your computer or download the BorrowBox app in the Apple Store or Google Play Store to read on your phone or tablet.

  • For all your questions visit the help page.

  • Download the user guide

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Ulverscroft uLibrary


uLIBRARY lets you download and listen to professionally recorded audiobooks, brought to life by some of the world's best performers.


With a great selection of bestselling authors, including Lee Child, Ann Cleeves and James Patterson, you can take 'that book you keep hearing about' with you wherever you go.


Boasting titles for everyone's taste - from 'sleep with the lights on' thrillers, to sweeping family sagas - you'll be sure to find something to listen to. Best of all, there's no late fees. With uLIBRARY the titles return automatically, allowing you to move onto your next listen with ease.


  • To borrow items click 'Register' to create a uLibrary account - choose Harrow from the list of libraries. Once you have registered you can login to browse the collection.

  • Read on your computer or download the uLibrary app in the Apple Store or Google Play Store to read on your phone or tablet.

  • For all your questions visit the help page.