E-books, Audiobooks & Magazines

E-books, Audiobooks & Magazines

Love reading or listening to books, did you know that Vivacity Libraries offer FREE collections of both downloadable e-books, e-audiobooks and e-magazines easily accessible via your tablet, smartphone or computer?

With 15000 downloadable book titles, and over 2000 audio books to choose from covering a wide range of genres you will be spoilt for choice!

We now have E-magazines available for you to download from RB Digital. Scroll down for details.



Download up to 6 books or audiobooks from each service for up to 21 days at a time  completely FREE!


Features of our downloadable book services

  • These books are all FREE to borrow
  • You can download up to 6 e-books or e-audiobooks from each service for up to 21 days at a time
  • No overdues, your loan will automatically expire after 3 weeks and in some cases the books are renewable
  • Download directly onto phones, tablets and desktops (Compatible with PC's, MACs and Kindle Fire/Fire HD)
  • New titles regularly added

Explore the range of titles available below and get downloading!

Bolinda BorrowBox e-audio and e-books

Download and listen to books on the go, with our e-audio book download service. There are 850 great titles to choose from and there is a BorrowBox app available for mobile devices for our e-audio service.

Simply install the BorrowBox app on your Apple iOS or Android device and select from the extensive list of bestselling eAudiobooks. The app is available free from the App Store or Google Play. You can download and listen, all within the app, and can access your audio library wherever you go.

The Amazon Fire BorrowBox app is now available for download from the Amazon Fire app store.

e-audio and e-books are free to download to Peterborough Library members from here

There is also a collection of over 350 great Bolinda e-books to choose from, which you can access and read using the same app.

Find all e-books and e-audio books on the library catalogue

Borrow, download and enjoy!

cloudLibrary e-books

Vivacity Peterborough Libraries has a new, easy to use eBook service!  The cloudLibrary has over 4000 great titles and links up to your Vivacity Peterborough Libraries account.

Use cloudLibrary on many devices, including:

  • Apple devices (iPad, iPhone)
  • Android tablets and phones
  • Kindle Fires
  • PCs and Macs (transfer to your Nook or Kobo e-reader)
  • Chromebooks

The set-up is simple – download the app from the App store or Google Play, log in one time with your library card, and then you are set to read eBooks anytime, anywhere!

You can also download e-books to your PC or MAC from the cloudLibrary website.  You will need to download an app to your computer. To find out how to do this please click here for PCs and click here for MACs.

Check out up to 6 titles at a time, and keep them all for 21 days, when the eBooks automatically expire from your account.

RB Digital e-audio books and e-magazines

NEW We now have E-magazines available for you to download from the RB Digital website or using the app.


Download and listen to books on the go, with our WF Howes RBdigital e-audio book download service. There are over 1300 titles to choose from.


We now have a collection of 30 e-magazines for you to download and enjoy. Simply check out which titles you are interested in, download and read. There is no limit to the number of titles you can have checked out and there is no return date. You can keep the downloads as long as you want to. You can even set up e-mail alerts for when new additions are added to the collection.

E-audio books and magazines are free to download to Peterborough Library members from peterborough.rbdigitalglobal.com

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to register for the service on this site before you can borrow any titles.

There is a free RBdigital app available for mobile devices.  Simply install the RBdigital app on your Apple iOS or Android device and then select from the lists of bestselling eAudiobooks and magazines. 

You can download and listen or read, all within the app, and can access your audio library and magazines wherever you go.

Borrow, download and enjoy!

Ulverscroft Digital e-audio books

Free audio book downloads powered by Ulverscroft Digital are available from Peterborough Libraries. You can listen to sound clips before downloading your chosen title. All titles are compatible with your MP3 device, iPod, iPad or smartphone. The FREE “Ulibrary” app available for both IOS via the App Store and Android devices via the Play Store.

To get started, click here to go to the Ulverscroft Digital website. You’ll need to register and then you’re ready to start enjoying the service.

Downloading our titles is as easy as 1,2,3…
1) Login Enter your library card number and PIN.
2) Download Browse the catalogue of best-selling tiles and click on ‘Borrow’. There is no other software to download.
3) Listen Either listen at your computer or transfer to your MP3 device, smartphone, iPod or iPad.

There are currently 400 titles to choose from and we’ll be regularly adding new books to the collection.