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Read online

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

What will you need?


Choose from over 4000 e-books, including children's e-books, some in audio format.

Library members can:

  • borrow up to 6 titles for 2 weeks each (titles will expire from your device when the borrowing period is over - no fines!)
  • request a title and you'll get an email when it's available
  • renew titles 3 days before expiry, as long as no-one else has requested it.

Borrow e-books

Sign in 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.

Desktop or laptop computers use OverDrive ReadTM, a browser-based technology enabling access to e-books, online or offline. Download titles, or read in your web browser. Browser-based reading syncs across devices. So, if you leave off at page 47 on your computer, you'll start at page 47 on your tablet.

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

Get the Libby App for your phone, or tablet, to read ebooks and listen to audiobooks, free from your library.

Digital magazines

Over 30 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 RBdigital App is free to download and also gives you access to audio books.

For more information, visit RBdigital, or for help contact the RBdigital team


Borrow 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).

Library App

North Ayrshire Libraries App is free to download.