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Gateshead Libraries eBooks and eAudioBooks service is FREE! All you need is your Gateshead Libraries ticket and PIN. If you don't know your PIN, please contact your local library.

Using the BorrowBox app, you can download up to ten eBooks and six eAudioBooks for a maximum period of 21 days.
eBooks and eAudio are automatically "returned" at the end of the loan period, so you don’t need to worry about overdue charges.


eBooks are compatible with most eReaders except the original Amazon Kindle eReader. This is because Amazon does not support digital rights management (DRM) on eBooks. DRM is required by publishers who sell their books to libraries and it’s an issue currently faced by all library authorities in the UK.

The eBook service is compatible with the Kindle Fire (and Amazon Fire) tablet if you are able to download and install the BorrowBox app. Click here for more information.


To start downloading on your Android phone or tablet, search for BorrowBox on Google Play.

To start downloading on your iPhone or iPad, search for BorrowBox in the App Store.

To start downloading on your computer, click here.

FREE Audiobooks are also available with One Click Digital who provides access to hundreds of titles that may be downloaded onto your phone, MP3 player, iPod or PC.

You can choose up to 10 audiobooks at a time to download. After three weeks the audiobooks are automatically returned. To renew, simply download again.

To access the service you also need your library card and PIN. Once you have registered and created an account with One Click Digital, you will have instant access to every title within the collection.

How to create an account

  • Go to the One Click Digital website
  • Enter your library card number and make sure you fill in all the boxes
  • Create a username and password which you will use to login in future
  • Once you have created your account each subsequent visit will just require your username and password

It is best to install Media Manager when you create your account although it is still possible to download the software without it.

There is plenty of help available within the site. Use the FAQs first to see if your problem is covered. If not, click on the Help tab at the top.

If you have technical questions about One Click Digital, please contact the UK based support team by clicking on the Support tab at the top where there is an online form to complete







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