Borrow eBooks

Choose from more than 6,000 eBook titles, available for free from West Sussex Library Service.

Library Service members can borrow up to 20 eBooks at a time from RB Digital and read them on their computer, smartphone, tablet or eReader.

Most titles have unlimited availability with no waiting lists, although a few titles may need to be reserved if they are already on loan. You will receive an email once your reservation is available.

You can renew eBooks if they have not been reserved. Loans expire automatically after 21 days, so there are no late charges.

How to access eBooks

Our eBooks are available via the RB Digital app and website. You must be a member of West Sussex Library Service as you will need your library card number to create an RB digital account.

For mobile devices including tablets, smartphones and Kindle Fires

  • Install the RB app (available from all app stores).
  • Use your West Sussex borrower number to register and create an account.
  • Search for and download eBooks.
  • eMagazines, eAudiobooks and eComics are also available via the RB app.

For Laptops, PCs, Macs, Nook and Kobo eReaders

For laptops, PCs, Macs and some smart devices, such as Nook and Kobo, you will need to install Adobe Digital Editions before you can register with RB Digital.

  • Obtain an Adobe ID and authorise Adobe Digital Editions.
  • Go to the RB Digital website.
  • Register in the website using your West Sussex library card number and create your username and password.
  • Search for and download eBooks to Adobe Digital Editions.

Please note:

  • Kindle eReaders (for example, Kindle Paperwhite) are incompatible with our library eBooks
  • many eReaders must be used with a PC, Mac or laptop to enable eBooks to be downloaded.

See the RB Digital help pages or view instructions in our eBook help sheet:

Search and download eBooks

(West Sussex Library Service - Library eBooks)

Any questions?

If you would like help or support using our eBooks, email with your telephone number and a brief description of the help needed and we will get in touch as soon as we can.

If you need further help please email

Last updated:
28 October 2020
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