Digital Library Service

Borrow Box RB Digital

Enjoy your favourite e-books, e-audiobooks and digital newspapers with Your Library Sefton on BorrowBox and RBdigital.

Your library card gives you free access to download e-books and e-audiobooks on BorrowBox and e-audiobooks and e-newspapers on RBdigital.

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E-books and e-audiobooks on BorrowBox

BorrowBox offers a range of e-books and e-audiobooks to borrow. With a registered account you can borrow up to four e-books and four e-audiobooks at a time. You can then download these e-books and enjoy offline for a three-week loan period.

E-audiobooks on RBdigital

RBdigital offers a range of e-audiobooks to borrow. With a registered account you can borrow up to ten e-audiobooks at a time. You can then download these e-audiobooks and listen to them offline for a four-week loan period.

Newspapers on RBdigital PressReader

RBdigital also offers thousands of digital newspapers to read. With a registered account you can access unlimited local, national and global publications through PressReader.

Download for your device

Download the apps on your iPad, tablet or smartphone by searching for them on the Play Store on Android, App Store on iOS or Amazon Appstore on Fire OS. BorrowBox and RBdigital are not available on standard Kindle devices.


  • Search and select the BorrowBox Library App then install onto your device.
  • Accept the terms and conditions and open the App.
  • You will be asked for the Library, Enter: Sefton Library
  • For existing Sefton Library members your library card number is your ID/Barcode and your PIN/Password is your existing library PIN.
  • If you are not already a member please visit your local library to register for your Sefton Library card. It is free to join for anyone living or working in Sefton. Click here for further information.
  • Click open then read and agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  • To receive notifications enter your email address, tick to receive newsletters.
  • The homepage will give you information on the books you have on loan and reserved, the loan periods, and the number of remaining reservations.
  • Search and select the RBdigital App then install onto your device.
  • Open the App, and tap the Register Now link on the main page.
  • You will be asked for the library, Enter: Sefton MBC Libraries.
  • For existing Sefton Library members your Library card number is your ID/Barcode and your PIN/Password is your existing library PIN.
  • If you are not already a member please visit your local library to register for your Sefton Library card. It is free to join for anyone living or working in Sefton. Click here for further information.
  • Create a username and password of your choice, and enter name and email address.
  • Click the links to read the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy, then tick the box.
  • Click Register.
  • To search for an e-book you can either use the search facility and type in the title of the book you require or scroll through the different genres available.
  • Click on your chosen title and select Borrow - a notice will appear for you to confirm loan and will give details of the number of loans you have remaining.
  • A notice will appear to say Loan successful - you can then continue browsing or start reading or listening to your new book.
  • If the book you require is already on loan you will be given the option to reserve the title and will be notified when the title becomes available.
  • If you can't find what you are looking for - please be aware that not all publishers make their books available for e-lending by libraries.
  • We recommend that you download your titles in a Wi-Fi environment to avoid high data usage.
  • For more specific information on using the apps, please visit the BorrowBox site or RBdigital site.

These instructional videos will show you just how easy it is to start using our digital services on BorrowBox and RBdigital. 

 


Last Updated on 13 May 2020

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