Go to the eBooks for Wales website
eBooks are one of many free 24/7 services
provided by your library. Choose from hundreds of eBooks to
download, from popular best sellers and children’s books, to
biographies and books on travel.
All you need to get started is a library
card number, a pin number and a PC or MAC connected to the
Once you’ve downloaded an eBook to your PC
or Mac you can transfer it to one of many different
e-readers, tablets and smart phones.
The service will not work on all platforms
and on all devices, including the Kindle. Devices must support the
DRM (Digital Rights Management) protocol as a minimum, and also
enable free software downloads which manage the eBooks service.
We suggest you read the technical information
and answers to other questions on the FAQ section
of the website before you get started or if you have problems. You
may also need to refer to the instruction booklet for your own
What can you expect?
As a library member you may download or reserve up to four
eBooks at a time. You are able to select the loan period you want
up to a maximum of 21 days. At the end of the loan period the
eBooks will disappear from your device and become available for
someone else to borrow.
If the eBook you want is already on loan you
may reserve it. You’ll be notified by email when it becomes
available to download.
If you're not a library member
If you’re not already a library member you’ve
been missing out on free printed books and now also best selling
eBooks. You can change this by visiting your local library
with proof of name and address. You'll get a library card and
pin number and access to all our services.
The eBooks service is on trial for a year,
starting August 2011. Fourteen library services in Wales will
be taking part. The service is part funded by the Welsh Government