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Hertfordshire County Council

Read ebooks and listen to audiobooks for free – with no overdue charges.  


What can I borrow?

We have 2 catalogues:

  • OverDrive – for ebooks and audiobooks
  • BorrowBox – for audiobooks.

Both have a wide range to choose from.  Each has different titles and authors so take a look at both.

You can:

  • borrow up to 7 ebooks and 10 audiobooks at a time
  • keep your items for 7, 14 or 21 days
  • read or listen on your computer or mobile device (except Amazon Kindle e-reader).

When your loan ends it will expire automatically so you don't have to worry about late fees.


Ebook and audiobook catalogue on OverDrive

From 28 February 2018, Overdrive will be replaced by our new ebook and audiobook service: BorrowBox.


To start reading and listening you'll need your library card number and PIN so that you can log in.  Not a member already?  Join online now

You can download titles to read or listen to offline on your mobile using the free OverDrive app.

You'll also find a range of titles for children and titles for teens.


Audiobook catalogue on BorrowBox


BorrowBox offers over 2000 e-audio books 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Before you start you need to download their app on your computer (PC or Mac) or mobile device (Apple, Android or Kindle Fire).

Then all you need is your library card number and PIN to log in and you're ready to begin.


Newspapers and magazines online

Read full digital versions of newspapers and magazines. We have a huge range of popular titles available for free to Hertfordshire library members.