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Overview | eLibrary | Birmingham City Council


Our free eLibrary is available 24/7 and is designed to be used by library members without the need to visit the Library. We have available a range of fiction and non-fiction eBooks, eAudiobooks, as well as eMagazines, eNewspapers and eComics.

  • eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eComics can only be accessed using Overdrive/Libby
  • eNewspapers are currently accessed using RBDigital

eBooks and eAudiobooks

You can download to your Android Tablet/phone, Apple iPad/iPhone or mobile phone, Windows 10 PC/phone/tablet via their apps. We do not yet have a licence for use with a Kindle in the UK.

You can:

  • Loan up to 7 eBooks/eAudiobooks at any one time.
  • 14 to 21-day loan period.
  • No fines as items automatically returned at the end of the loan period.
  • You can review your loan history.
  • Reserve up to 4 books if they are already on loan


  • You can download as many eMagazines as you wish.
  • You can keep them as digital copies as long as you want.
  • New issues of eMagazines can be automatically added to your account for you to read.