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Following a steep rise in cases across the region, the whole of the North East has been named as an area that will receive additional support. You can read the latest statement from LA7 leaders. There are no additional restrictions on the area or residents but with cases of Covid higher than ever before everyone is asked to continue to act carefully and responsibly. Further information will be provided as it becomes available. See Covid-19 advice and information for advice on how to stay safe. Thank you for playing your part in helping to keep the North East open and protect others.

Please note that due to Covid-19 not all library services are available. Please check individual library pages or Library Online for more information.

Ebooks, eaudiobooks, emagazines, enewspapers and ecomics


As a library member you can borrow a huge range of ebooks, eaudiobooks, emagazines, enewspapers and ecomics available to download free of charge. All you need to access these is your library card and an internet connection.

Ebooks and eaudiobooks

Download the app from the following stores:

Available on the App Store Get it on Google Play 

You can also borrow through - Borrowbox: our digital ebooks and audio books.

The service is provided by Borrowbox. To help you get started, there is a  Icon for pdf Borrowbox: ebooks and eaudiobooks quick start guide (PDF, 211.2kb) .

Emagazines, enewspapers and ecomics

Emagazines, enewspapers and ecomics are available online for free via Library Online, through the 'ebooks and emagazine' link.

You can choose from thousands of titles including back issues of magazines.

They all have exactly the same pictures, layout and text as the printed versions.

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