Isle of Wight Council

Library Enjoy



Listen to a Good Book on BorrowBox.....for Free!

The Isle of Wight Libraries provide a service that allows library users to download audio books for free.

There is a wide range of eAudiobooks to choose from on the BorrowBox website and app. You can listen to your eAudiobooks on your computer, smartphone or tablet for free. 

View the e-audiobooks and ebooks we have available.

  • Unabridged eAudiobooks.
  • Available 24/7.
  • Your favourite authors & bestsellers.
  • The BorrowBox app is available on IOS, Android and Kindle Fire.
  • You can download up to 4 audiobooks and 8 ebooks at a time and they are on loan to you to use for three weeks. They can be returned earlier if you choose.

How to get started

This service is very easy to use:

  1. Install the app on your device from your app store.
  2. Open the app.
  3. Select Isle of Wight Libraries as your library service.
  4. Enter your library card number and PIN when requested. (Please contact the library if you need a library card or PIN)
  5. Select your books .

If you are using a Kindle Fire you will need to follow the instructions available on the BorrowBox website, then follow the simple instructions above.

Additional eAudiobooks available on Libby

Most of our eAudiobooks are available from BorrowBox, but some additional titles are available via the Libby app. You will need an Isle of Wight library card to access this service. If you haven't got a library card, you can join in any library, or join online on the library website.  If you don't know your PIN, contact any library or phone Library HQ on (01983) 823824 during normal office hours.

  • Download the Libby app from your usual app store, and then install it
  • When the installation is complete, click Open
  • Say "yes" when asked if you have a library card
  • Type "Isle of Wight" and wait until the app finds Isle of Wight Libraries. Select this by pressing on its name.
  • When prompted, add your library card number and then your PIN.
  • Press "sign in" and you are now signed in to the Libby app and can use it to borrow and borrow eAudiobooks, as well as a wide variety of magazines.