The eLibrary

The Sheffield eLibrary is free to use for Sheffield Libraries members. Simply register for the services using your library card number.

They are available 24/7 on your computer, smartphone and tablet. We offer something of appeal to all ages and interests.


There are hundreds of bestselling magazines to dip into, so that you can delve deep within a subject or explore new hobbies and interests. Titles include: New Scientist, Hello Magazine, The Economist and BBC Good Food. Once downloaded, eMagazines are yours to keep forever.


We have hundreds of free to access eBooks. From old classics to the latest bestsellers, read into history, mystery, romance and other genres without paying for the content.

eBooks automatically return themselves after three weeks. Alternatively you can renew for a further few weeks. There is no risk of fines.

Library loaned eBooks are not compatible with Kindle eReaders as Amazon does not support public library eLending outside of the US.


Sit back and listen to free eAudiobooks. These are great escapes for when doing other activities. All eAudiobooks are free to download, so there is no need to pay costly subscriptions.

eAudiobooks return themselves after three weeks unless you renew, so there is no danger of accumulating fines.


We have an exciting range of new content available to read alongside eMagazines. Comics include popular Marvel titles such as Spiderman, X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy. 

Parents should note that some content is aimed at an adult audience.

Access the eLibrary

Once you are a member of Sheffield libraries, you can visit OverDrive and explore the publications we have avilable through the siite and also via the Libby App.

At present, the Libby app is not available on Amazon Fire, but you can access the same great content through OverDrive.

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