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With your Idea membership you can access thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines and newspapers for FREE

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Libby

libby iconRead eBooks for free with Idea Store membership and Libby. With over 40,000 ebooks you're sure to find something to interest you. 

Click on the icon to go to Libby in the browser or download the Libby App to your device. You can also access our ebooks at Overdrive  if you use an older browser.

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Borrowbox

borrow box iconBorrowbox have over 2,000 ebooks for children and adults. Choose from the latest titles, award winners , non-fiction and the classics. Just login with your card number.
Please note that your PIN for Borrowbox is the last 4 numbers of your card and not your usual library PIN.
Click on the icon to go to Borrowbox or download the Borrowbox app to your device.

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Different publishers put their audiobooks on different sites. You have access to all of them with Idea Store. Click on the icons to go to the website or download the apps.
 

Borrowbox

borrow box iconBorrowbox have over 5,000 audiobooks across all age groups and genres. Just login with your card number.
Please note that your PIN for Borrowbox is the last 4 numbers of your card and not your usual library PIN.
Click on the icon to go to Borrowbox or download the Borrowbox app to your device.

download on the app store download from google play store


Libby

libby iconLibby has thousands of audiobooks - fiction, non-fiction, childrens, young adult and much more. Login with your card number and PIN

Click on the icon to go to Libby in the browser or download the Libby App to your device: You can also access our audiobooks at Overdrive  if you use an older browser.

download on the app store download from google play store
 



Ulverscroft Digital

ulverscroft iconUlverscroft Digital has great best-sellers, sagas and a vast library of audiobooks. Login with your card number and PIN
Click on the icon to go to Ulverscroft or download the Ulverscroft app to your device

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magazines
 

magazines


Libby

libby iconIdea Store have more than 350 magazines available to download directly to your app or in your browser. Click on the icon to go to Libby in your browser or download the Libby App for your device. You can also access our magazines at Overdrive  if you use an older browser.

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Pressreader

pressreader logoIdea Stores have 2,000 titles in 60 languages to choose from. Click on the icon to visit Pressreader or download the PressReader app 
 - Login with your Idea Store membership number and PIN after choosing Tower Hamlets Libraries from the library list drop-down menu, download and keep the newspapers you have chosen. Pressreader is also available straight from Libby libbyapp.com 

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eBook and Audiobook FAQs

How do I become an Idea Store member?
Fill out our membership form then you’re ready to go!

How many eBooks and audiobooks can I download at a time?
Overdrive lets you take up to 5 eBooks or audiobooks at a time and Borrow Box lets you take up to 4 audiobooks at a time.

I’ve borrowed an eBook/audiobook. How long can I keep it for?
Downloads are available for 7, 14 or 21 days.

The eBook/audiobook I wanted isn’t listed on any of the sites. Why?
Unfortunately some publishers don’t want their eBooks or audiobooks available to library users, but there are thousands of available audiobooks, if you have a browse we’re sure you’ll find something good to listen to.

I’ve found the eBook/audiobook I want, why can’t I borrow it now?
The eBook or audiobook you want has already been borrowed by someone else. Don’t worry though, you can reserve it, or place a hold, and when it becomes available you’ll be able to check it out.

Don’t see the answer to your question here?
Check out the OverDrive page for eBook and audiobook help, the Borrowbox video for audiobook help, and the Ulverscroft pages for audiobook help, or send us an email to ideastore@towerhamlets.gov.uk