e-books and e-audio

We offer hundreds of free e-books and e-audio books. You can access these on your computer, smartphone, tablet, e-reader or MP3 player, at any time. They won’t become overdue so you don’t have to worry about charges. There are also no charges on reservations.

You must be a member of Bracknell Forest libraries to use these services. Visit our joining the library page to find out how to become a member.

Please note that our e-books are currently not compatible with Amazon Kindle e-readers but can be accessed on the Kindle Fire tablet.

Benefits of e-books and e-audio

On e-books you can alter the size of print or colour scheme on your e-book. For example, white on black is useful for reading at night time or outside in direct light.

For e-audio books you can also speed up or slow down the speed of the books. You can also use the sleep function to set a time when it automatically switches off. This is great for listening in bed.

Find an e-book or e-audio book

You can search for e-books and audio books in our library catalogue by selecting 'eBook' or 'Audiobook' as the format in the advanced search option. Other e-books and e-audio titles are available.

e-book and e-audio suppliers


BorrowBox website

e-book: 4,000+ titles
e-audiobook: 2,000+ titles

Access method: download, read online (computer only), listen online (computer only)

More e-books

More free e-books are available from ManyBooks.net and Gutenberg

The RNIB has a free audiobook service for registered visually impaired UK residents.

User guides and help


You can borrow 8 items for 21 days. The easiest way to use BorrowBox is to install the BorrowBox app on your tablet or smartphone. You can also download to a computer for listening and reading, or transfer to an e-reader such as a Nook or Kobo or an MP3 player or iPod.

Bracknell Forest BorrowBox user guide

BorrowBox - user guide (you need to log in to access this)

BorrowBox - Apple store app

BorrowBox - Google Play app

BorrowBox - Kindle Fire app 

To register with BorrowBox, for e+ cards beginning 633, please omit 633 and enter the remaining digits.

If you can’t find an answer to your query or you need help:

Contact information

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