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Borrow ebooks and magazines

FREE to library members. You can borrow up to 4 books, at a time, for up to 3 weeks, or download your favourite magazine from over 30 titles.

How to borrow ebooks

Visit BorrowBox and log in using your library card/National Entitlement Card (NEC) number and PIN or download the BorrowBox app (Available for IOS and Android. Please note: if you are using your NEC number to log in, miss out the last 2 digits of your card number.


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  1. Search by title, author, or category.
  2. Read, or listen to excerpts. New titles are added regularly.
  3. Confirm your choice, or reserve and we'll email you when the title is available.
  4. Download the complete ebook and enjoy.

Don't know your PIN?

You can reset your PIN

If you receive a message from BorrowBox saying your account is under review, please contact librarysupport@north-ayrshire.gov.uk giving your name, library card number and first line of your address.

If you are not a library member, you can sign up for digital access for six months by completing this form

How to borrow magazines

Download, or browse, over 30 magazine titles using the RBdigital app. It's free and you can return them at anytime. Please note: magazines can use up memory on your device.

Help using or accessing the app can be found at RBdigital or email rbdigital@wfhowes.co.uk