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Love comics? Borrow from 1000's with our new ComicsPlus service.

E-books and digital magazines are available free of charge to North Ayrshire library members.

What will you need?

  • your library card number
  • your PIN (need to reset your PIN?)
  • internet access
  • computer or mobile device


Our e-book service offers over 4000 titles, including children's e-books, some available in audio format. Delve into a world of e-books from your computer or mobile device.

Our e-books service lets you:

  • borrow up to 4 titles for 2 weeks each (titles will expire from your device when the borrowing period is over - no more fines!)
  • place a request for a title and you'll receive an email when it's available
  • renew titles 3 days before expiry, as long as no-one else has requested it

Desktop or laptop computers use OverDrive ReadTM, a browser-based technology which enables instant access to e-books, online or offline. You can download titles or choose to read them right away in your web browser. If you choose browser-based reading, your progression will sync across devices. So, if you leave off at page 47 on your computer, you'll start at page 47 on your tablet.

Sign in and begin browsing e-books with your Library Card number and PIN, or the first 14 digits (no spaces) of your National Entitlement Card (NEC) if you use this as your library membership. 

Use the last 8 characters of your North Ayrshire Council library card number 

The OverDrive App is available for iPhone®, iPad®, Android, Chromebook, Windows Phone, Windows 8 & 10, Kindle Fire HD.

The App features sync reading across multiple devices.

Need help getting started? Watch how-to videos in our help section.  

Digital magazines

Over 50 magazine titles are available to download, free of charge. 

Create an account and login using your library card number and email address.

Use the whole of your North Ayrshire Council library card number

The Zinio Reader App is free to download for Apple and Android.

For more information, download the Zinio Quick Reference Guide (PDF, 319kb), or if you have any questions please contact the Zinio Support Team


Borrow from thousands of digital comics and graphic novels. Comics can be checked out for 7 days and renewed as often as you like.

Create an account and login to ComicsPlus using your library card number and email address.

Use the whole of your North Ayrshire Council library card number

A ComicsPlus App can be downloaded from the Apple Store. Please see our ComicsPlus browser iOS guide (PDF, 8.08mb).

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North Ayrshire Libraries App can be downloaded, free of charge, from Apple or Android stores.

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