e-books, audio books and e-magazines

Access to free e-books, audio books and e-magazines is available to all Wigan library card holders. If you do not have a library card please see:

To register for our e-books, audiobooks or e-magazines services you will need an up-to-date email address, your membership number and PIN. If you have forgotten your membership number or PIN or need to update your email address, you can contact the libraries team.

e-books and audio books

You can use BorrowBox to browse, borrow and read or listen to ebooks and audio books anywhere and everywhere.

To download the app, go to the app store on your device, search and download BorrowBox:

You can also sign up for the Royal National Institute of Blind People's (RNIB) free Talking Book by Digital Download service (external link).


Libby has replaced RB Digital, following their merge with Overdrive, as our free eMagazine service available to all Wigan library card holders. You can read full digital copies of your favourite magazines free of charge from your computer, smartphone or tablet. Over 2000 magazines are available covering everything from food and technology, to sports and art.

There are no fines and you're able to borrow an unlimited number of magazines to keep for as long as you like. To get started: 

You can access this service on a wide variety of desktop, tablet and mobile apps, all designed for offline reading so you can enjoy any title on the go.

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