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eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines

You will need to be a member of the library service to borrow eBooks (digital versions of books), eAudio (digital recordings of a book reading) and eMagazines (digital versions of magazines) free of charge.


To borrow eBooks you will need to:

  • Be a member of West Sussex Libraries, you can join online.
  • Know your library card number and PIN, you can request a new PIN online.
  • Most eBook readers are compatible with the exception of the Kindle. 
  • Check that you own a compatible device.
  • Make sure you have an Adobe ID
  • Login to the eBook catalogue with your library card number and PIN.
  • Browse the catalogue and downloads books.
  • For further help please check out the user guide.

What you can borrow

  • You can borrow up to 7 books for up to 21 days, reservations count as one of your loans.
  • If a book you want is already checked out you can reserve it free and you will receive an email alert when it is available to download.
  • When the loan period has come to an end the ebook will be automatically deleted from your account so there are no overdues to worry about.


This service provides access to a 1000 audiobooks and is compatible with most devices with apps available for Apple, Android and others.

To borrow eAudiobooks:

What you can borrow

  • You can borrow up to 10 audiobooks for up to 21 days.
  • Audiobooks can be renewed or returned early.
  • Loans expire automatically after 21 days so there are no fines to worry about.
  • Each title has unlimited availability so there are no waiting lists!


Library members can access a wide range of magazines, currently you can choose from over 100 titles covering everything from food to computers and music to art. Magazines can be read from computers, smartphones and tablets. The service is provided by Zinio.

Get started:

  • You will need to create a library account.
  • After you have created your account you will be sent 2 welcome emails, one from Zinio, one from West Sussex County Council. The link in the West Sussex one will take you to our magazine collection where you can browse and choose the titles you want to read.
  • Click on the cover of the magazine you want to check out.
  • There is no limit on the number of magazines that can be checked out or how long they can be kept.

If this is the first time you have checked out a magazine:

  • You will need to create a Zinio account. You must ensure that the email address is the same as the one used when you created your library account. Once your account has been created you will be able to view your magazines.

On your next visit:

  • To view your magazines go to 'my checked out magazines'.
  • Login in to your Zinio account and then choose 'your library' to get to your reading list.


  • Further help and support is available on the eMagazine website.
  • Please note: You can download a wide range of magazines for free from the library but there is a greater range of titles on the main Zinio website which you will have to pay for. You will never need to pay for any of the magazines provided by the library service.

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