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Using the eLibrary

Our 24-hour eLibrary gives you access to a wide range of books, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers.

All you need is a library card and PIN, which you get when you join the library. If you do not know your PIN you can ask at your local library or email libraries@lewisham.gov.uk.

Read an eBook or listen to an eAudiobook 

eBooks are books you can read with your computer, phone, tablet or eReader. 

eAudiobooks are books that you can listen to on your computer, phone, tablet, or MP3 player.

The service is completely free. You can borrow six titles for up to three weeks, there are no loan charges and loans automatically expire at the end of the lending period so there are no late fees.

To read an eBook or listen to an eAudiobook all you need is your library card number and PIN.

You can access eBooks on a number of devices. Find out more about which devices you can use.

Find further information on the RBDigital app which lets you read or listen to books, comics and magazines on your mobile device.

Read a magazine online

Our free magazine service lets you read your favourite magazines on your smartphone, tablet or computer. As long as you have a library card, it's really easy to get started. 

Some of the magazines available include:

 Economist Amateur Photographer
 HELLO! magazine 25 Beautiful Homes
 New Scientist Empire
 Grazia Men's Health
  • The first time you use the magazines you will be asked to create an account. 
  • Click on the link above and select ‘Create an account’.
  • Type in your library card number and follow the instructions.
  • You then have access to hundreds of free magazines from sport to space, entertainment to homes.
  • To read a magazine, click on your chosen magazine and then on the 'Checkout' button. You can then choose to stream and read it straight away on your smartphone, PC or Mac, or read it offline on iPad, iPhone, Android or Kindle HD/HDX by downloading the app.

There is more help with e-magazine frequently asked questions, user guides and tutorials. 

You can also choose to get an email when the next issue is available.

Read a newspaper online

Read over 3,000 newspaper titles, from over 100 different countries, free of charge on your desktop or browser. Just click the link above and enter the barcode number on your library card to get started.

Watch streaming video and concerts online

 Watch streaming video using our subscriptions to IndieFlix or Stingray Qello.

Using IndieFlix you can stream series, films and documentaries in both English and many other languages. With Qello you can stream full-length concerts and music documentaries.

To access these services, sign into your RB Digital account, then click on IndieFlix or Stingray Qello. You will receive a pass for 7 days which you can renew as often as you want


Library Service

London Borough Of Lewisham Second Floor, Laurence House, 1 Catford Road, London, SE6 4RU
Telephone: 03333 704 700
Email: libraries@lewisham.gov.uk