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.


Hi there, I recently signed up and got my library card..
When I try to access borrow box it tells me that my account does not have permission to use the service, is there anything that I can do to enable this?

Hi Mark, sorry to hear you are having trouble accessing Borrowbox. Please email librariesweb@dublincity.ie with your library card number (D1000000....) and I will look into it.
Kind regards, Gillian

Good evening,
Can you read ebooks from the library on a KOBO.


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/19000018540-can-i-read-borrowbox-ebooks-on-my-ereader-device-

If you need further assistance please email librariesweb@dublincity.ie. Happy reading!

Kind regards,

Hi wondering if there is a way to download the books on to a regular kindle? I have read the page and it seems to only reference the Kindle Fire.

Unfortunately you cannot read books from BorrowBox on an Amazon Kindle ereader. Amazon does allow public library patrons in the USA to borrow books on a Kindle but that service is *not* available outside the USA.

Kindle ereaders will only work with books purchased from Amazon.


You can read them on your iPad no problem

Hi, I reserved an audiobook and then I got an email some weeks later to say that the title is available for download, loan period March 14th-April 4th
When I logged on to BorrowBox to downlaod it that evening it had expired and says loan period 14/03-13/03. Why is this? The title is now on loan until 25/05 so I will have to wait another 2 months to read it. It did not even give me 24 hours to download the book after it became available.

Hi Aoife,


Sorry to hear about that. Your experience doesn't sound like the way it has worked for myself or colleagues in the office here.


If you could provide me with some more details I can pass them onto Borrowbox support. How do you use Borrowbox - through the app or through your browser? Wha device do you listen to the audiobooks on?


Please send me the details at librariesweb@dublincity.ie

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