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This page contains information on how to access Bolinda Borrowbox, CloudLibrary, and iVOX 

Bolinda BorrowBox eAudiobooks and eBooks

Access a variety of eBooks and eAudiobooks for adults and children by downloading the Borrowbox app available from the Apple App Store, Google Play or Amazon Apps.

You will need your Library Membership Number and an email address.

  • enter your Library Membership Number where it asks for a username
  • if you have a Membership Number beginning with B, include the B and the 9 digits
  • if you have a 16-digit smartcard number, enter the first 14 digits only (ignore the last two digits)
  • if you have an online Membership number beginning with H, enter the H and 7 digits
  • your PIN/password is the last four digits of your Library Membership Number (the password for the username 12345678912345 is 2345 - this is the last four digits of the 14 numbers)

Full instructions are available in the help section on the Borrowbox website.

Visit Bolinda Borrowbox

CloudLibrary by Bibliotheca

Download CloudLibrary eBooks and eAudiobooks to your device to read anytime, anywhere and dive into thousands of titles in the Cloud library with just a click of a button. 

With CloudLibrary, East Lothian Library borrowers can also access titles from other libraries that have signed up to CloudLibrary, giving you an even greater choice of content!

The CloudLibrary app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. If you have a Kindle Fire please see Accessing Cloud Library on a Kindle Fire

Access is also available via web browsers and eReaders - please click accessing CloudLibrary via the web or an eReader for instructions

Once you have downloaded the app, select your language, location, library and enter your library card information as follows:

  • If you have a membership card beginning with B, include the B and the 9 digits
  • If you have a 16 digit smartcard number enter the first 14 digits only (ignore the last two digits).
  • If you have an online membership number beginning with H, enter the H and 7 digits

Now you are ready to browse, and borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks!

For more information on how to access and use CloudLibrary please see the East Lothian Libraries Academy  How to videos and information on common issues can also be found on the Cloud Library support pages

Alternatively you can ask at your local library or email the Digital and Adult team on aslibraries@eastlothian.gov.uk 

iVOX - a digital readalong App

iVOX is a children’s book app which uses the latest in storytelling technology to delight and engage curious young minds. Children ages 2 -10 years can follow along with a story while interacting with its characters and scenes—immersing them in the narrative like never before.  

Whether as a motivational tool for young readers or simply to add a bit more magic to the reading experience, iVOX is a learning tool that benefits children of all ages.

This is available online through a browser on a PC or as a free app for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire. Simply go to the website or download the app, select a book, and bring favourite stories to life.

A great resource to make learning fun and engaging for children.

To access iVOX via a browser on a PC

Visit iVOX 

Accessing iVOX through this link means that you do not have to log in.

Please note this can not be accessed using a browser on a mobile device.

To access iVOX via the App

Download iVOX via the  Apple Store,  Android Play Store or the Kindle Store. 

Select your library - East Lothian Council Library Service.

Enter your library card number where it asks for Username

  • if you have a Membership Number beginning with B, include the B and the 9 digits
  • if you have a 16-digit smartcard number, enter the first 14 digits only (ignore the last two digits)
  • if you have an online Membership number beginning with H, enter the H and 7 digits