Digital Reading

E-books and audio books, newspapers and magazines, interactive stories for children, and guides to authors.

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Enjoy the best collection of e-books and e-audiobooks on your computer or mobile devices anywhere, and everywhere, with the BorrowBox library app.  

You can borrow up to 5 e-books and 5 e-audiobooks for 21 days and renew them twice. 

Select the image below to view our BorrowBox tutorial.

How to access BorrowBox

  • BorrowBox online - follow the link below to the website, then log in using your library membership number and PIN.
  • BorrowBox via the app - download and install BorrowBox on your Apple iOS, Android or Kindle Fire (tablet) device. Search for Hillingdon Libraries in the 'Library' field provided and log in using your library membership number and PIN. 

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Borrow e-books and e-audiobooks for free using the Libby app. 

You can borrow up to 5 titles for 21 days and place holds on up to 5 titles. 

Select the image below to view our OverDrive tutorial.

How to access OverDrive

  • Install the Libby app from the app store on your Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) or Kindle Fire (tablet) device or visit in your Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Edge browser. 
  • In Libby, follow the prompts to find your library and sign in with your library membership number and PIN. 

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Pressreader offers a selection of more than 6,000 newspapers and magazines, from 120 countries in 60 languages, on your computer or mobile device.  

Select the image below to view our Pressreader tutorial.

How to access Pressreader

  • To access the titles free of charge, select the 'Library or group' option on the sign-in page (or tab if you are using the app).
  • Type 'London Borough of Hillingdon' in the search box or select it from the list.
  • Enter your library membership number (without any spaces) and your PIN. (If you access the service from the app, you will be asked to add an email address and choose a password the first time you log in.)

This will give you unlimited access for 30 days - after which time, you will need to reactivate your access by logging back in again. 

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Please note: If, after signing in to Pressreader using your library membership details, you are still being asked to pay to access any of the titles, check under 'Settings' that HotSpots are enabled, so that you can enjoy sponsored access to the full collection of premium content on Pressreader. 

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Who Else Writes Like...? 

A reader's guide to adult fiction authors.

How to access Who Else Writes Like...? 

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Who's Next...? 

A guide to children's authors.

How to access Who's Next...?

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Interactive stories for children.

How to access Ziptales

  • Use your library membership number to log in. 

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Page last updated: 03 Nov 2023