We are sorry, we have some technical issues and can’t offer the Libby service (digital magazines, digital comics and graphic novels) at the moment. We are working hard to get a service back to you.

Download e-magazines for free with your library card

As a Member of Dorset Libraries you can check out as many magazine issues as you like:

  • choose from around 200 different titles across a wide range of genres including:
    • computers and technology
    • crafts
    • current affairs
    • entertainment
    • food and cooking
    • lifestyle
    • science and nature
    • sports
    • home and garden
  • checkout editions for 7 days simply by opening them. Loans expire from your personal Magazine Rack automatically after 7 days but if you haven't finished reading them you can renew for a further 7 days as many times as you like
  • opt to subscribe to a title to receive notifications each time a new edition becomes available
  • checkout as many editions as you like at any one time, there are no loan limits! 
  • titles are always available to checkout so you won't ever need to reserve them
  • download or stream them to your tablet, smartphone, PC or laptop
  • all titles are unabridged, interactive and in full colour
  • available at the same time as they appear on newsagents shelves
  • Each title comes with up to 3 years of back issues to explore

Access to digital content is provided by a third-party supplier who delivers access to the platform and content through their own systems. Please be aware that the supplier will be the data controller for the information it collects. The supplier has servers in the US and have their own terms and conditions which you will need to read before choosing to use their service.

The Library Service is not responsible for third-party content, and the information you share with the third-party supplier.  

Get the app

For smartphone or tablet

Either go to the Libbyapp (click on the large circle in the middle of the page at the bottom of the screen), click on 'Add a library' and select your local library and then log on with your library membership number & PIN, or you can download the free Libby app from the Apple Store or Google Play.

For Windows, Mac and Chromebook

If you have a Windows or Mac computer or a Chromebook you will need to log on to the Libbyapp as there isn't a separate app available for these devices.

For Kindle Fire

If you have a Kindle Fire please go to Overdrive and select the OverDrive app. 


Not yet a library member? No problem - just join online and you can use your new digital membership number and PIN to log on to Libby and start checking out digital magazines straight away!  

If you are a member but have forgotten your PIN please go to the home page of this website, click on 'Log in' at the top of the page and then 'Forgot my PIN'. We will send you an automated email to allow you to reset your PIN. If this doesn't work please email us at librarieswest@somerset.gov.uk.  

Further help and advice is available on the Libby website and Libby app.  

Browse e-magazines

You will need your Dorset library card number and a PIN number to log in. You can also download an app to your device to read magazines offline.

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