Borrow an ebook

Follow these instructions to download and borrow ebooks from the City of Sydney's library network.

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What you need to do

There are a few ways to borrow and read ebooks.

Using the apps

If you're a library member and have a smartphone or tablet, you can browse, borrow and read all within the BorrowBox and Indyreads app. BorrowBox also have an app for Kindle Fire.

  1. Download the BorrowBox and Indyreads apps available for your device.
  2. Log in by selecting City of Sydney Library and using your library membership number and pin.

As a first time user, you may also need to add some registration details such as an email address.

Using ebook readers and other devices

To read books on a compatible ebook reader, computer or another device without the app, you’ll need an Adobe ID. If you already have an Adobe ID and compatible ebook reader then you're ready to go and you can jump ahead to the section below titled downloading ebooks.

Otherwise, there are a few things you'll need to set up before you can start.

Setting things up

What if I use an ebook reader?

For ebook readers, you will need to authorise your reader through Adobe Digital Editions. To do this:

  1. Connect your device to your computer, launch Adobe Digital Editions and follow the prompts to authorise your device.
  2. Check the list of ebook readers supported by Adobe Digital Editions.
  3. When you have your Adobe ID and authorised your device/s, you're ready to download ebooks.

Downloading ebooks