Reading online with Carlow Libraries:
Carlow Library currently offers two seperate online platforms for eBooks – BorrowBox and Wheelers ePlatform. BorrowBox is our online service for eAudiobooks also. The easiest way to use either is through their respective Apps for IOS and Android on your Tablet or Smartphone. However, both platforms work well on laptops, desktop PCs and on all eReaders except the Amazon Kindle. The other eReading services highlighted on this page are our Libby eMagazine collection which has a broad selection of popular magazines available online for FREE and ProQuest Online Newspapers. Happy reading.
Storytime in your language!
LOTE4Kids is our new online database of books in over 50 languages which allows children to enjoy the magic of books in LOTE (Languages Other Than English). Library members have free access to over 2000 picture books, each with an English translation, and new books are released each month.
eNewspapers with PressReader
The online newspapers are provided for library users by PressReader. You can access this service using your library barcode.You can read your favourite national and international digital newspapers such as The Irish Independent, Sunday Independent, The Guardian and many more. In addition you can access a variety of magazines.Click on ‘sign-in’ and then ‘Library and Group’. Search for Carlow library services and login with your library card number. You can access PressReader on your smartphone or tablet with your browser or the PressReader app at home or anywhere!
eBooks and eAudiobooks with Borrowbox
Browse the library collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks which can be enjoyed by currently-registered library members on a computer or laptop via the website link, or on a mobile device by using the BorrowBox app. Library members can borrow up to five eBooks and five eAudiobooks at any one time. This service is free to Library members and is available 24/7. Adult Fiction, Non-fiction and Children’s titles are all available.
All you need to use is your library card number and your Library PIN.
eBooks with Wheelers ePlatform
Download Apple and Android apps now to access one of Carlow library’s eBook collection. The ePlatform mobile app is the most enjoyable way to access and read eBooks from your library. It’s quick, simple and free to install. Within minutes you’ll be able to read your library eBooks anywhere, any time, on most devices. The ePlatform app is the quickest and easiest way to borrow and read eBooks on your iPad, Galaxy, Kindle Fire or other tablet/mobile device – without downloading any additional software. You can even read offline. Just log in once and begin reading; when you exit, your place is automatically bookmarked and you can begin reading again with just one click. Download the app from your favourite app store now!
eMagazines with Libby
Access hundreds of premium magazine titles on your phone, tablet or desktop with Libby, Carlow Libraries’ free eMagazine service. Offering you the latest releases, as well as a 3 year back catalogue for you to browse through, Libby is an award winning app with no limits to the number of magazines you can check out. You can even download issues to enjoy later when you’re offline, meaning that you can access a first class collection of eMagazines no matter where you are. Getting started on Libby is simple too: download the app, enter your library card details and you are then ready to go: a galaxy of diverse and intriguing titles awaits you!