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Cumbria Libraries free eBooks, audiobooks, newspapers and magazines

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NEW Cumbria Library Service members can borrow eBooks for free, via a secure service, using their Library Card and PIN. Borrow up to two items from a range of fiction, non-fiction, children's and young adult titles for up to 3 weeks.

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Download free audiobooks and listen to them via your computer, tablet or smartphone.

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Library members can download for free the latest editions of 50 popular magazines from Good Housekeeping to Golf Monthly; Woman's Own to World Soccer; Cycling Active to Cross Stitcher; Auto Express to the TV Times, we have something for all tastes. All available to read on a
computer, tablet or smartphone.


Unlimited access to local and international publications - 2,000 newspapers and magazines. 100 Countries. 60 Languages.

Download your favourite newspapers and magazines to your personal tablet or smartphone.

Create a Pressreader account and download the latest app Pressreader 

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You will need a Library card and PIN to use PressReader

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Read all the books by your favourite fiction writer? Looking for new authors to try? Search Who Else Writes Like for suggestions. Of course, no author writes exactly like another, but the selection of alternatives provided should help to narrow your potential selection from the hundreds of writers there are to choose from.

Who Next.

When children ask: "Who can I read next?" or "Who writes like my favourite author?", the answers can be found here in Who Nextů?  This guide lists children's fiction writers and suggests other authors who write in a similar way, together with key book and series titles.


Ziptales helps to make reading FUN!

The online library consists of over 550 interactive stories and activities with voice overs, animations, quizzes, games and more for children aged 4 - 12+ years.

Cumbria Libraries provides access to digital media from a range of providers. Use of these services are subject to the provider's terms and conditions.   Cumbria Libraries accepts no responsibility for materials accessed from the provider. Parents or guardians must assume responsibility for guiding young people in their use of these services whether these are accessed via the internet or apps.