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eBooks and eAudio


Our digital collection gives you 24 hour access to thousands of e-books and hundreds of e-audiobooks, as well as newspapers and magazines. It's available to all Gateshead library members. 

With Borrowbox you can:

  • borrow up to 15 eBooks and 8 eAudiobooks free of charge for 3 weeks
  • avoid fines as books are returned automatically at the end of your loan period
  • return books before the end of the 3 weeks - we would encourage you to do this as there is currently a big demand for titles
  • renew your eBook or eAudiobook twice - you will be prompted to do this
  • reserve the title and you will receive it on the date that the book is due to be returned. You may even receive the book earlier if it is returned before the due date
  • access back copies of your favourite magazine titles

Download the borrowbox user guide (PDF) [290KB] (opens new window)

If you are already using the BorrowBox app for eBooks or eAudiobooks and don't see the ePress tab, you will need to reset your app. Go to your profile in the app (the icon at the top right) and look for Account Details (Manage or reset your account), then the option Reset app (probably in red at the bottom of the profile). After touching this option, you will need to select Gateshead Libraries and enter your library barcode and PIN again: contact us if you've lost these.