The eLibrary

Changes to the eLibrary

We have moved our digital eBooks, aAudiobooks and eMagazines from RBdigital to the Libby app. You will continue to be able to browse, borrow, and enjoy all the same great material you loved in the RBdigital app, now available in Libby.

To use Libby, you will need your library card number and PIN. If you don't have these, please get in touch.

If you currently have a book checked out in the RBdigital app, it will be available through the remainder of the lending period, so you can finish your title without disruption or risk of losing your place in the book. Holds will not be moved, but you may export your Transaction History from the RBdigital websites by accessing My Account > Profiles. You can place holds on those titles again in Libby.

Kindle eReaders and Kindle Fire

We are sorry, but library-loaned ebooks are not compatible with Kindle eReaders. This is because Amazon does not support public library eLending outside of the US. At present, the Libby app is not available on Amazon Fire, but you can access the same great content through the Overdrive app.

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

Available 24/7 on your computer, smartphone and tablet, we offer something of appeal to all ages and interests.


Hundreds of bestselling magazines to dip into, 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.


Relax with hundreds of free to access ebooks. From old classics to the latest bestsellers, hop into history, delve into mystery and romp through a romance without paying for the content. eBooks automatically ‘return’ themselves after three weeks. Alternatively renew for a further few weeks. Either way, there is no risk of fines.


Sit back, relax and listen to free eAudiobooks. A great escape when doing housework or trapped in the car. 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.

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