Library members can download eBooks and eAudiobooks free of charge using the Libby app from Overdrive. 

Find eBooks and eAudiobooks on Overdrive

This service is not available on Kindle Paperwhite or Kindle Touch.

Downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks from Libby

To download eBooks and eAudiobooks, you first need to install the free Libby app on your smartphone or tablet.

You can download Libby from:

Once you’ve downloaded the app, you’ll be asked to select your local library and sign in using your library card and PIN.

If you do not have a PIN, you can reset your PIN. Or you can join the library online.

You can also use Adobe Digital Editions to install downloaded titles onto your Kobo or Nook device.

eMagazines, eComics and graphic novels

Read over 130 complete digital magazines, listen to a great selection of eAudiobooks or choose your favourite major brand comics and graphic novels.

Read anywhere, anytime on the RBdigital app.

All you need is your Medway Libraries card to create an account and sign up to the service. Before you download the app, use your library card to create your account and then use your account details to sign into the app (not your library card details).

RBDigital Magazines feature over 130 popular UK titles and their backlists. Instantly read online or download magazines using mobile apps. You can download and keep as many issues as you want for as long as you want.

RBdigital Comics brings the best comic titles from major brands to RBdigital mobile apps and browsers. The comics and graphic novels checkout and reading options are just like magazines. Brands include Marvel’s Spider-Man, Avengers, and Deadpool, and blockbuster volumes like Black Panther Vol. 1: A Nation Under Our Feet, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Civil War.

eNewspapers and eMagazines on PressReader

PressReader gives unlimited access to thousands of magazines and newspapers from around the world.

PressReader is available free to Medway library members. Just use your library card and PIN to sign in.

View eNewspapers and eMagazines on PressReader

Using Libby – compatibility issues

Libby will not work on most Kindle devices. If you have a Kindle Fire you should be able to use the older Overdrive app (although this access is being phased out).

Please be aware that there are some access limitations, especially on older devices, following an update has been made to the Overdrive system.

This update affects older Android devices that cannot upgrade to at least Android version 5, including:

  • early Kindle Fires
  • early Samsung Galaxy tablets
  • Kobo Arc devices (all of which were released in 2014 or earlier)

To keep using the Overdrive app and Overdrive websites, you need to either update your device's operating system (if possible) to a version that supports TLS 1.2 (used for data encryption) or switch to a device that supports TLS 1.2.