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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 E-newspapers

Read full digital copies of magazines and newspapers for free from your computer, smartphone or tablet. Thousands of magazines and newspapers are available covering a wide range of interest.

Titles include:

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

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. Go to the app store on your device, search for and download Borrowbox.
  2. The first question is ‘Do you have a library card?’
  3. Look up your library, we are listed as ‘Manchester Public Library, Central Library, St Peters Square, England UK’
  4. Enter your library account details.
  5. Enter the requested library card details and your PIN.
  6. You can now search and download your favourite magazines and newspapers.

Courses and tutorials

Get free courses and tutorials from our online reference library.

We also have an online learning package offering 100+.

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