eBooks and eAudiobooks

Bolinda eBooks are available to download to your computer or direct to your device using the BorrowBox app.

Somerset Library membership number and PIN you can download up to 10 items for two weeks. All eBooks are in ePub format.

If you are downloading to your computer eBooks can be accessed via any internet browser, however you will also need Adobe Digital Editions installed so that you can read the ePub file.

Simply enter your Somerset Library membership number and PIN.

Read on any of your devices:

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Somerset Regional Libraries has expanded its digital collection with the addition of Overdrive. This new collection features thousands of digital titles.

Using your Somerset Library membership number and PIN you can download up to 10 items for three weeks.

For help getting started click here. All you need is an internet connection and a Somerset Library card. 

Read on any of your devices:

OverDrive Apple Android


eMagazines

Access Zinios ultimate platform to read full digital copies of your favourite magazines for free from your computer, or device via the Zinio app.

You need to create two separate accounts (one to select library titles, and one for your personal selections). Create both accounts using a browser before you download the Zinio app on your portable device. Note: use the Zinio app only to read your magazines.

Browse and subscribe using a web browser and your library Zinio account.

Read on any of your devices:

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Need Help?

Need help using your tablet, e-reader or smartphone? Book an appointment for one-to-one help with using your device to enjoy free library eBooks and eaudio books.

Phone or email your nearest Somerset Library branch.

Device compatibility

Bolinda BorrowBox:
At present Bolinda BorrowBox is compatible with any Apple or Android tablet or smartphone that can download the BorrowBox app. It is important to note that Windows tablets and smart phones are not currently compatible.

For an eReader to be compatible with Bolinda digital it must be compatible with Adobe Digital Editions software. You can check the supported device list to see if your eReader is listed, however this list is not comprehensive as it is impossible to keep up with the constant production of new eReader products coming out.

Zinio:
Zinio can be used with PC or Mac computers, and Apple or Android tablets and smartphones. It is not compatible with Windows Mobile, Blackberry (or other PDA's) or reading devices such as the Kindle, Nook, or Sony Reader.

E-Readers E-Readers

Somerset Regional Library service has eight Kindle e-readers available for loan to library members.

An e-reader is a portable electronic device, specially designed for reading electronic books (e Books). They are light and easy to carry and use a special e-ink screen – meant to mimic paper and are non-reflective to reduce glare from sunlight.

The library’s e-readers come preloaded with eBooks and each e-reader is genre-based and contains both contemporary/new releases and also some older ‘classic’ titles.

For those of you considering the purchase of an e-book reader, this is a great opportunity to try out this popular new electronic medium if you’re not sure whether you would like the eBook reading experience. Test drive ours for free!

How long can I borrow an eBook reader?
You can borrow the eBook readers for three weeks. You may check the e-reader out again as long as there are no reserves on the device.

Can I purchase and/ or download content to the eBook reader?
We ask that you do not purchase and/ or download additional titles on your own.

Will it be difficult to learn how to use the e-book readers?
No, all our eBook readers have simple-to-use touch screen interface and navigation buttons. Library staff can give you some basic instructions if you are not familiar with this type of electronic device. If you want to know more you can book into one of our regular eBook and tablet help sessions.

How do I return the eBook reader?
The eBook reader must be returned inside the library directly to a library staff member. The device may not be returned in the outdoor book return boxes.

Please ensure that you return all parts of the e-reader, including the power cable and protective case (if included). Any missing items may result in charges.
Keep your e-reader safe from water or being dropped. Avoid exposing it to extreme temperatures like leaving it in your car in the summer heat.

Library e-reader policies:

• Our e-readers are not for accessing your own eBooks
• Users are not to add, copy or delete any of the eBook content on these e-readers
• A library member may only loan one (1) e-reader at a time.