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E-audiobook set-up

Download and listen to over 1,000 free e-audiobooks on your smart phone, tablet or PC.


We provide free access to 3 separate e-audiobook catalogues: Libby, BorrowBox and ULibrary.

Changes to the e-audiobook service

Our supplier for e-magazine and e-audiobooks, RB Digital, has been acquired by Overdrive, one of the leading digital reading platforms for libraries. We have moved over to the Libby app for e-audiobooks and e-magazines.

We've also launched an additional e-audiobook service, ULibrary. This will broaden our range of e-audiobooks, available free of charge for all Derbyshire Library customers.

Set up instructions for the e-audiobook services, tablet and smartphone

If you already use these apps for ebooks (BorrowBox) or e-magazines (Libby) then you can also access that service’s e-audiobooks using the appropriate app.

BorrowBox set up

  • Download the BorrowBox app from the Play Store (Android) or App store (Apple).
  • Enter the library as 'Derbyshire County Council'.
  • Enter your library card number and PIN.

Libby set up

  • Download the Libby app from the Play Store (Android) or App store (Apple).
  • Select 'Derbyshire' as your library.
  • Enter your library card number and PIN.

Ulibrary

  • Download the Ulibrary app from the Play Store (Android) or App store (Apple).
  • Select library as “Derbyshire County Council library service”.
  • Enter your library card number and PIN.

What you can borrow

The 3 services have separate lending limits:

  • Borrowbox, 5 e-audiobooks
  • Libby, 5 e-audiobooks
  • Ulibrary, 10 e-audiobooks

The audiobooks can be borrowed for up to 21 days after which time the file will expire.

It's possible to renew items if you've not finished listening to them.

Items can be returned early if you've finished with them.

Help and support

BorrowBox help

Help guides can be found on BorrowBox. You'll need to login with your library card number and PIN. If you have a technical question, you can email: support@bolindadigital.com

Ask library

If you need further help or advice you can contact 'Ask library' email: ask.library@derbyshire.gov.uk or tel: 01629 533444.

Library card number and PIN

Your library card number is the 9 digit number below the barcode on your library card.

Gold Cards and b_line cards need to be activated at your local library in order to be used as library cards. You use the 9 digit number on the back of the card next the barcode.

Your PIN is the first 2 digits and the last 2 digits of your date of birth. So, if you were born on 3 February 1970, your PIN would be 0370.