On this page: Information about the Swindon eLibrary service and how to use it.
Download eBooks and audiobooks for free
We've got titles for adults and children, fiction and non-fiction, with new stock being added regularly.
All you need to get started is:
Simply go to our eLibrary (swindon.lib.overdrive.com)
For help and advice on downloading the software needed to use the eBooks or audiobooks, please visit the eLibrary help pages.
Once downloaded, our digital titles can be enjoyed on your computer or transferred to:
A full list of compatible devices is available on the Overdrive website (www.overdrive.com/resources/drc/)
Please note that you will not be able to download to a Kindle device initially but we hope that you will
be able to in the future once Amazon UK lifts licensing restrictions.
Titles are borrowed for either 7 or 14 days - you choose - and then automatically returned. There are no fines as items can’t be kept beyond the loan period.
To return ebooks and mp3 audiobooks early, check out the video clips on the Overdrive website.
You can also place free reservations for items currently on loan and you will be emailed when these become available.
In addition to borrowing eBooks, you can also download numerous classic titles by authors including Charles Dickens, Charlotte Bronte and others. These can be found by clicking on 'Additional eBooks' at the bottom left hand side of the eLibrary catalogue.
For more information about the eLibrary service, eBooks and audiobooks, please download the Frequently-Asked-Questions (PDF)
If you are not already a member of Swindon Libraries you can join using the Online Registration form, or in person at one of the libraries. You need to live, work or study in the Swindon area to be a member of Swindon Libraries.