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Borrow ebooks

BorrowBox is FREE to library members. Download ebooks and listen anytime, anywhere!

Borrow/reserve up to six books, for three weeks. If the ebook is not reserved by another library member, you may renew the loan twice. 

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.

Forgot your PIN?

Please note: if using a NEC number to log in, miss out the last 2 digits of the card number.

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

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

Account under review message

If you receive a message from BorrowBox saying your account is under review, please email Library Support with your name, library card number and first line of your address.

Digital magazines and newspapers

Access over 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines using the PressReader app/website. No limits on downloads and they're yours to keep forever.  

  • Click on Sign in
  • Click on Library Group
  • Search for North Ayrshire
  • Enter your library card number (without the ‘P’) & PIN
  • To select HotSpot, select More , Settings, HotSpots and Enable HotSpots.

Please note: you will need to sign out of Press Reader every 28 days and sign in again. To sign out, select ‘More’ at the bottom right of the Press Reader app and select 'Accounts' and your account and scroll down to sign out.

Cultural and research resources

The following digital resources are available to North Ayrshire library members.

Image and media database

Scran is a charitable learning service with over 370,000 images and media from museums, galleries, and archives. Its purpose is 'the advancement of education by enabling public access to Scottish cultural resources and related material.' Search SCRAN

Access to Research

Access to Research is an initiative to give free, online access to over 10 million academic articles and research in public libraries across the UK.

Subjects include:

  • art and architecture
  • business and engineering
  • history and politics
  • languages and philosophy
  • mathematics and sciences