eMagazines and eNewspapers

eMagazines and eNewspapers

CUSTOMER NOTICE - Libby and BorrowBox services have been fully restored

The technical issue has been fixed on Libby and BorrowBox where customers were unable to sign in. Thanks for your patience.


Customer Notice
From 1 February 2023, the Economist magazine will no longer be available via the Libby App. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but please be aware that new titles are being added on a regular basis.

You must download the Libby app to continue to access the eMagazine and eNewspaper services.

There will be more magazines to choose from and some important service updates as borrowed magazines will expire at the end of the loan period but customers will be able to renew them and, for some magazines, there will be three years of rolling back issues to look through.

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eMagazines and eNewspapers

Download the Libby App on mobile and tablet devices for eMagazines and eNewspapers:

Get it on Google PlayDownload on the Apple App Store

Alternatively, you can use OverDrive to find and borrow eMagazines.

You can find out how to download and use the Libby app here

To make use of the Libraries NI eMagazine Service you will need your Libraries NI membership number and an email address. If you are not a member you can join online now to get one

Join online

Once you’ve got your membership number follow these simple steps to get started

Step 1

Download the Libby App

On your smartphone or tablet device, download the Libby App (Amazon Kindle Fire users will need to download the OverDrive App)

Step 2

Sign in to the App

When you open the app, Libby will ask if you have a library card number, tap on yes to proceed

Libby will ask you to choose your library. Tap ‘I’ll search for a library’ and if you’re not sure of your local branch search for Libraries NI. Add your library card number to Log-in

Step 3

Browse and borrow

If you know which magazine you are looking for, use the search function on the bottom of the screen.

If you prefer to browse the collection click on the library card icon at the bottom of the screen. Scroll down and select Magazines.

Choose an eMagazine and click borrow. Borrowed eMagazines will be stored in the bookshelf icon displayed at the bottom of the screen

If you wish to borrow an eNewspaper please tap on the Library card at the bottom of the screen and tap the Extras tab (then enter your Membership Number if you are using the Libby website instead of the Libby App) followed by PressReader which will allow you to select a publication from the various categories or search for a newspaper. When you find the title you seek simply tap on the cover to open it. You can also tap to zoom in and out

Please note: To read eNewspapers, you must have an internet connection, so be careful about your data usage or switch to Wi-Fi data only if you wish.
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