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Ebooks

 

We now offer a downloadable books service, otherwise known as ebooks, and have over 2,000 ebooks for loan.  This includes a large range of fiction genres here is a flavour of just some of them:

  •  Adventure: includes books by Douglas Reeman,  Harvey Black and others

  • Crime and Mystery:  includes popular writers such as Ruth Rendell and Tess Gerritsen

  • Erotic fiction:  If you enjoyed Shades of Grey you will find similar books here.

  • Thriller/suspense:  You will find popular authors such as Andy Mcnab, Dan Brown and many more

 

Get started

This service is only available on a home computer, or other device connected to the internet or our public libraries wi-fi network. 

The service is not available on public library computers due to the requirements of Adobe digital editions software.

What you will need:

  • A library card (and your pin number to login)

  • A computer (windows or apple), or other device connected to the internet (including our wi-fi)

  • Adobe digital editions software installed on a computer (a link will be provided to download and install this software), or other specific software for your smartphone or apple device.

  • A compatible ebook device: Smart phones and apple devices are also supported (Amazon Kindle is NOT supported).  The Amazon device is a proprietary format and as such does not allow library loaned material which adheres to an open standard. Find out more about ebook formats which also include links to sources of free ebooks for Kindle devices. 

What you need to do:

  • Visit the Black Country Libraries E-book webpage.

  • You can browse the site without logging in

  • To download you can login with your library card and pin number

 

Please be aware that:

  • This service is not available via library public access computers

  • You are allowed a maximum of three book titles. Titles on loan can be reserved and are kept for three days. 

  •  You can choose to borrow from 1 day to 21 days (you can not return ebooks early)

  • Amazon ereader devices (kindle, fire etc) are not supported.   

 

Full instructions are provided on the service help/faq page.

 

Contact us using the online form if you have any problems using the service.