Borrow an eBook

Our eBook service allows library members to browse and download eBooks for free. Select up to 4 books to download at one time

Visit our eBook Library

Join the library online

Argyll and Bute eBook Library help

Online reference and research

eBook service

Ebooks for librariesYou can read eBooks from the library by downloading the app which is available for every major desktop and mobile platform, including Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android phones and tablets, Kindle Fire tablet, NOOK, Windows 8 PC and tablet, and Windows Phone.

For the moment this service is not compatible with Amazon’s Kindle e-book reader.

The getting started help pages can help you get ready to start reading.

How to borrow eBooks

Visit the Argyll and Bute eBook library

You need to be a library member to borrow eBooks, and you will need your library card number and PIN number to log in and borrow eBooks

If you are not already a library member, you can join online here. If you are already a member but don’t know your PIN contact your local library.

Once you are logged into the eBook library you can search for and download up to 4 books at a time, put up to 4 books on hold to get an email notification when they become available, and get access to hundreds more out-of-copyright titles in addition to your normal checkout limit.

The eBook Library help pages are available to help you out with borrowing and returning your titles

Eligibility

To be eligible to use this service you must be over the age of 18 and permanently live, work or study in Argyll and Bute. You will need a library card and your PIN. 

If you have any problems or questions please contact kevin.baker@argyll-bute.gov.uk or phone 01631 567978

Online reference collections and research

Library members can access a variety of online reference and research resources such as Britannica Online, British newspapers, Oxford dictionaries and more:

Find out more about our online reference and research collections