eBooks, eAudiobooks & eMagazines

Cockburn Libraries offers a large range of eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines.

Ebooks and eAudiobooks are supplied through two different services, Overdrive & Borrowbox, as different books are available on each service.  Digital magazines are available through RBdigital. All three services have mobile apps so you can download your books, audiobooks and magazines to your mobile device or you can access directly from your computer.  A Cockburn Libraries membership is required.

Browse our eCollections via the library catalogue:

or browse and search each service directly:

Overdrive – ebooks & eAudiobooks

Overdrive - borrow ebooks and eAudiobooks

Borrow ebooks and eAudiobooks and enjoy on your computer or eReader device, or via the free app on your tablet or smartphone. Read more about Overdrive & get the app or: 

Visit the OverDrive eBook & audioBook Collection Now!

Borrowbox – ebooks & eAudiobooks

eBooks & downloadable audioBooks

Borrow ebooks and eAudiobooks and enjoy on your computer, or via the free app on your tablet or smartphone. Read more about Borrowbox & get the app or:

Visit the BorrowBox eBook & audioBook Collection Now!

RBdigital  (formerly Zinio) – eMagazine collection

RBdigital emagazines - free digital magazines

RBdigital eMagazines allows you to view your favourite print magazines, cover to cover in full colour, anytime! Read more about RBdigital & get the app or:

Visit the RBdigital eMagazine Collection Now!


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  1. Hi, I am wondering if by downloading eg the nook or kobo or other apps onto a kindle, could I then load your ebooks on to a kindle?

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    • Adrian

      Hi Julie,

      We don’t support Kindle at all. There may be ways to use other devices or software to get our eBooks onto a Kindle, but this would probably be akin to piracy, so we can’t offer any assistance in the area.

      Thanks.

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  2. Hi Adrian
    I am going away for 10 days and was hoping to borrow a few ebooks to take with me. I was presuming that they could be downloaded onto my kindle but from reading the above comments that appears not to be the case.
    Is this correct?
    I am a bit technology illiterate at times so can not quite work out how else to access them as I don’t have an iPad.
    Thanks in advance
    Karen

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    • Adrian

      Hey Karen,

      Kindle is an Amazon product and they don’t like to share their device with any other services, so unfortunately we can’t help you where the Kindle is concerned.

      You will need to find an eReader that isn’t locked in to any one service, such as the Nook or Kobo, just to name a couple. For our service we recommend using the OverDrive app for Android and iOS (Apple) devices.

      If you do get a device that is compatible with our service, feel free to Contact Us for any assistance you may need.

      Thanks.

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  3. It is fantastic being able to download audio books from home. I hope they get a bigger selection in the future as I think it will be very popular.

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    • Adrian

      Hey Charmaine,

      Yeah, the OverDrive eBooks & audioBooks have been very popular.

      Unfortunately, due to restrictions from publishers, we don’t have a comprehensive range of audioBooks to select from, so the collection isn’t growing as fast as we would like it to, but hopefully, over time the availability will grow and so will our collection.

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  4. How do I use the e-book service? Do I need a particular e-book reader?

    Bob Johnson

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    • Adrian

      Hey Bob,

      To use Overdrive e-books & audiobooks, you don’t need to use any particular device.

      E-books can be read in your browser if you are using a PC, or you can download the overdrive app if you are using an iPad or an Android device.

      I personally recommend using a dedicated e-reader such as a Kobo or Nook. They are designed to be easy to read and are generally cheaper and weigh less than iPads etc.

      Please keep in mind that we DO NOT support kindle.

      You can also listen to audiobooks on iPods and other devices that play mp3 or WMA files.

      Please feel free to contact us if you would like any more info.

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