eBooks and eAudiobooks now Available!

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BorrowBox logoYou can now borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks from Dublin City Public Libraries. Reserve or borrow up to 5 eAudiobooks and 5 eBooks at a time. Visit library.bolindadigital.com/dublin and sign in using your library membership card number and PIN. Don't have a PIN? Present in person your library card at any branch and you will be assigned a PIN. In order to download an ebook you need to install Adobe Digital Editions.

To access eBooks/eAudiobooks on your phone, tablet or reader, download the BorrowBox app from your device-specific App Store (Google Play) (iTunes) (Kindle Fire). Once you have installed the app, search for Dublin in the ‘Library’ field provided and then sign in using your library membership card number and PIN.

How and where you enjoy your favourite titles is your choice in just a few easy steps.

Step 1 Visit: library.bolindadigital.com/dublin and sign in using your library membership card number and your PIN.

Step 2 Search: Search by title, author or category, preview titles and more

Step 3 Borrow: Confirm your choice or reserve a title for later

Step 4 Download: Download your title instantly or any time during the loan period. When reserved titles are ready for downloading you will receive an email.

Step 5 Enjoy: Move the downloaded file to your media manager on your computer. Enjoy on your computer or transfer to your mobile device to enjoy - anywhere.

Step 6 Delete: When your loan expires you will receive an email reminder to delete the file. At the end of a loan period, or after you return an eBook, all files will automatically expire and can't be read anymore on any device. In the BorrowBox mobile apps for Apple and Android devices, all files are deleted automatically at the end of the loan period.

Step 7 Revisit: We're always adding new titles, so visit often and make the most of your library membership.

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Please note: BorrowBox does not work on a Kindle, exception Kindle Fire.

This service is provided for the public library service by Bolinda,  with delivery arranged by Libraries Development, Local Government Management Agency. Visit the Libraries Ireland website.

View the full range of eResources available courtesy of your library.


I have a Kobo e reader and want to transfer an E book from Borrow Box to the Kobo. I have used Adobe Digital editions before to do this with my old computer. I no longer have the computer, if I buy a Samsung tablet, can I install ADE on that tablet and then download the book to ADE and transfer to Kobo with a USB cable?

Hello Natasha, yes, you can download ebooks from BorrowBox to your Kobo ereader. You need to have installed Adobe Digital Editions first to transfer library ebooks to your Kobo. Having installed ADE, you will then need to authorise your computer in order to transfer ebooks.  Here is some more instructions: https://librariesireland.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/190000...

Please email Bolinda Digital Support Support@bolindadigital.com if you encounter any issues. Happy reading!

Hi I have using the Borrowbox app, but I am now getting a message

"Your library membership has expired. Please contact your local library"

How do I renew my membership?


Hello Mark, I presume that you have a temp. library card got online? These only last three months. See below.

Most libraries are open from Monday to Saturday from 10-4 pm http://www.dublincity.ie/story/dublin-city-libraries-open-browse-and-borrow.


You will have to visit a branch to get a physical card as per the rules above. If this is not the case please get in touch here with Ask A Librarian and someone will sort this matter for you - please give your card number and email - http://www.dublincity.ie/story/ask-librarian-here

Thanks, I went into the Library in the Ilac Centre on Saturday and I got a physical card, the man on duty was very helpful. All good now, thanks.

Fantastic news and happpy listening. If you have a query in future please use the Ask a Librarian link on our web page and you will get a quicker response. Kind Regards, Karen.

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