Borrow eBooks

Borrow digital versions of books for free to read on your computer, smartphone, tablet or eBook reader.

You must be a member of West Sussex Library Service in order to borrow our free eBooks, as a library card number and PIN are required to get started. If you have forgotten your PIN there are a number of ways you can request it.

You can borrow a maximum of 10 books at a time, for up to 21 days each.

Loans expire automatically with no late charges.

If a book you want is temporarily unavailable you can reserve it. We will inform you when it becomes available for download.

Reservations count as one of your loans.

How to access eBooks

eBooks can be downloaded to Android, iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire and eReader devices such as Nook or Kobo. For a list of other Digital Editions supported devices, see the Adobe website.

Unfortunately, Windows phones and mobile devices and Kindle eReaders are incompatible with our eBook service.

See the frequently asked questions for help or view instructions in our eBook help guide:


  • check your device's compatibility
  • download an app to access eBooks - the links below need to be accessed from the relevant device to work:
      • Libro for Android, iPhone or iPad and Kindle Fire tablets (see page 8 of the above help guide for full Kindle Fire instructions) 
      • Adobe Digital Editions for a PC or Apple Mac
  • obtain an Adobe ID in order to download our eBooks
  • log in with your library card number and PIN:
Search and download eBooks

(West Sussex Library Service - Library eBooks)

You can then browse the catalogue and download your choice.

If you need further help please email our library staff at

Last updated:
15 January 2019

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