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
- Know your library card number and PIN, you can
request a new PIN online.
- Most eBook readers are compatible with the exception of the
- Check that you own a compatible
- Make sure you have an
- 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
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
- When the loan period has come to an end the ebook will be
automatically deleted from your account so there are no overdues to
This service provides access to a 1000 audiobooks and is
compatible with most devices with apps available for Apple, Android
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
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
- You will need to create a library
- 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
- 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
- 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
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