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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 the Bolinda BorrowBox website to get started

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 numbers
  • 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 

Libby, by OverDrive eAudiobooks and eBooks

Libby by Overdrive is the one-tap reading app from our library where you can borrow eBooks and digital audiobooks for free. You can stream books with Wi-Fi or mobile data, or download them for offline use and read anytime. Borrowers can also access eMagazines, stream music concerts and documentaries and access online educational and lifelong learning courses.

Libby is free and easy to get started. Click on the button below to register for Libby and a password will be emailed to you.

Libby by Overdrive Registration Form

Once you have registered and received your password please follow the instructions below.

Install the Libby App

  • download the Libby app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. 
  • click on Yes to say you have a library card
  • search for East Lothian Library Service and click on the East Lothian Library Service details to select it
  • click on Sign In With My Card and enter your email address and click Next
  • enter your password and click Sign In and then Next

Borrowers that are unable to download the Libby app, such as Kindle Fire users, are advised to access Libby via a web browser on a device.

Using Libby on a computer

If you are unable to install the Libby app you can still borrow and read books online via the website. Please follow the instructions below. 

  • go to the East Lothian Libby homepage
  • click on Sign in With My Card
  • enter your email address and click Next
  • enter your password and click Sign In and Next

Got questions about Libby, the one-tap reading app from our library? Get your common, or not-so-common questions answered or get help with specific features to make the most of your in-app experience by visiting the Libby help section