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Audio books and e-books

Use BorrowBox to browse, borrow and read or listen to ebooks and audio books anywhere and everywhere.

To download the app, go to the app store on your device, search for and download Borrowbox.

E-magazines and comics

Read full digital copies of magazines for free from your computer, smartphone or tablet. Over 95 magazines are currently available covering everything from food to computers, and music to art. Titles include:

  • Hello!
  • BBC Good Food
  • Amateur Photographer
  • BBC Top Gear
  • Horrible Histories
  • Cosmopolitan

Borrow an unlimited number of magazines to keep forever or delete when you want. You can also read more than 200 comics. 

You can use this service if you're a member of any Greater Manchester Library. Once registered, you will be automatically logged in to enjoy our content.

Getting started for new customers on your mobile device:

  1. Download and open the RB Digital app to your mobile phone or tablet
  2. Tap the “Register now” link on the bottom of the app’s main page
  3. Choose your country
  4. Choose your library service
  5. Enter the requested library card details, create a memorable username and password

Getting started for new customers on your computer:

  1. Go to RB Digital
  2. Create a new account, and enter your library card number
  3. Browse the selection
  4. Checkout your chosen publications to read in your browser 

Courses and tutorials

Get free courses and tutorials from our online reference library.

We also have an online learning package offering 100+ language courses.

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