Our ebook provider has changed
As of Monday 16 August, the LibrariesWest ebook service is now provided by BorrowBox.
CloudLibrary is no longer be available for new loans. Any titles you had on loan through CloudLibrary may still be available until the end of their loan period as long as you had already downloaded them to your device and you do not log out.
Any eBook holds that were not fulfilled in CloudLibrary by Monday 16 August 2021 will no longer be available through CloudLibrary. You need to reserve these eBooks again on BorrowBox.
We apologise for any inconvenience this migration may cause, but we hope you will find the new improved service worth the disruption.
Find out more about the move to BorrowBox on the LibrariesWest website.
As part of LibrariesWest we offer shared eBook and eAudiobook services which are available for free through website and app (for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire) through BorrowBox.
Start borrowing eBooks - it's easy!
Access the BorrowBox website or app
You can either:
- use a web browser to access the BorrowBox website
- download the free BorrowBox app on your device. This is currently available for Android, iOS and Kindle Fire devices
Log on to BorrowBox
Log on to BorrowBox with your Dorset Library membership card number and PIN. Forgotten your pin? Have a PIN reminder sent to you.
Start browsing in BorrowBox and check out the titles straight away!
Help with BorrowBox
For help and support with BorrowBox use the help section at the top of the BorrowBox site or app. You need to be logged in to find the help section. Or you can send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Give us your eBook title suggestions
Let us know any suggestions for eBooks you'd like to see in the collection by emailing email@example.com.
For audiobooks, access BorrowBox
Using the BorrowBox app:
- download and open the BorrowBox app from your device's app store
- select your library authority (Dorset, or search by individual branch) and enter your library membership number and PIN
- agree to terms and conditions
Using the BorrowBox website:
- visit BorrowBox
- select your library (Dorset)
- click 'sign in' in the top right hand corner
- enter your library membership number and PIN
If you are using a Kindle Fire, visit BorrowBox's Kindle Fire installation page
You can find help and support by visiting BorrowBox, signing in and clicking the help button at the top of the screen.
What's in the collections
The resources of 8 local authorities in the south west have been pooled to bring you an improved range of titles to choose from.
There are over 12,000 ebooks and over 2,500 audiobooks available through BorrowBox.
Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks through Libby
We also have a smaller collection of eAudiobooks available through the Libby service by Overdrive.
Login on the Libby website
To access Libby through the website:
- go to the Libby website
- click on 'add a library'
- type in 'Dorset'
- log on with your Dorset Library membership number and PIN. Forgotten your pin? Have a PIN reminder sent to you.
Login through the Libby app
Or download the free Libby app from Apple Store or Google Play.