Welcome to our new eBook loan service for all Derbyshire library members. Once registered you can download free eBooks, including fiction, non fiction and children's books.
Joining the eBooks Service
In order to borrow eBooks you need to:
Be a member of Derbyshire libraries -
Anyone who lives, works or studies in Derbyshire can join the library online
Know your library card number -
Your library card number is printed below the barcode on your purple Derbyshire library card. On Gold Card or b_line cards you need to use the nine digit number on the back of the card that will usually begin 72 or 68. Please note that in order to use your Gold Card or b_line card it first needs to be activated as your library card by visiting your local library or by joining the library online.
Know your PIN -
Your PIN is the first two digits and the last two digits of your date of birth. So, if you were born on 3 February 1970, your PIN would be 0370.
Using the eBooks service
A step by step guide on how to download your first eBook can be found in the related documents.
Login to our eBook catalogue (opens in a new window) with your Derbyshire Library card number and PIN.
You can borrow five eBooks for up to three weeks and if the book you want is already checked out you can reserve it free of charge. You will receive an alert when it is available for you to download. At the end of the loan period the book will be deleted automatically from your device, so there are no late returns or overdue's to worry about.
Most eBook readers are compatible but we regret you cannot download onto the Kindle device. This is because Amazon does not support the DRM (digital rights management) on eBooks which is required by publishers who sell to libraries and other download providers. However, Kindle users can download free eBooks from the Project Gutenberg website.
Please check here for a list of devices (opens in a new window) compatible with our eBook service.
For free classic titles and authors published before 1923 please search and download from the Project Gutenberg (opens in a new window) website.
For further help and guidance please see our Frequently Asked Questions (opens in a new window) web page.
The following document is in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)