Cumbria Libraries free eBooks and eAudiobooks.


Cumbria Library Service members can borrow up to 6 eBooks and 6 eAudiobooks at any one time, from a range of fiction, non-fiction, children's and young adult titles for up to 3 weeks - all for free, by using the secure Borrowbox service.

You can download and borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks by using the website, or, you can download and use the BorrowBox app which has a dedicated eAudiobook player and eBook reader, allowing you to search, browse, borrow, read and play both formats.

Log in, browse the BorrowBox library of the world's best authors and titles, and start borrowing today!

NEW direct links to the Children's Borrowbox eBook or eAudiobook collection

(Note: when you log in you will be asked to enter the first 3 letters of your library. Please type CUM for Cumbria.)



If you are having problems, read the Borrowbox help page or contact

A BorrowBox account may take up to two days to be activated.


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Members of Cumbria Library Service can access over 1,960 free downloadable RBdigital eAudiobook titles, for free!

Simply download the easy to use RBdigital app on your mobile phone or tablet to view the eAudiobook titles in the collection. The app will also give you access to RBDigital digital Magazines and comics.

If you already have the app on your device to borrow digital magazines, you won't need to download it again -  you will be able to see the eAudiobook title range automatically.


You can also download and borrow the eAudiobooks direct from the RBDigital website

To access Cumbria Library Service's RBdigital content simply follow these steps:

  1. Download the RBdigital app to your device
  2. Open the RBdigital app and create an account using your Library member number.  Find out more on the YouTube tutorials
  3. Once logged in, go to the Home Page
  4. Select your desired content type
  5. Search for what you want to access, or look at the Most Popular options
  6. Select 'CHECKOUT'
  7. If you wish to use offline, select 'DOWNLOAD'
  8. Enjoy your content