Cumbria Libraries free eBooks, audiobooks, newspapers and magazines.

Cumbria Library Service members can borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks from a range of fiction, non-fiction, children's and young adult titles for free.

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Library members can download for free the latest editions of a range of popular magazines, comics and graphic novels.  All available to read on a computer, tablet or smartphone.

New to our RBdigital service? You can register on your mobile device. Tap the "Register now" link on the app's main page to create your account in just a few easy steps: 

  1. Choose your country
  2. Choose the name of your library authority as it appears in the app  
  3. Enter the requested library card details, create a memorable username and password. 

Once registered, you will be automatically logged in and can enjoy our content. For more details on mobile registration, watch our video guide or view our mobile registration user guide (PDF 306KB).


The Zinio for Libraries app has been discontinued. You will need to download the RBdigital app on your mobile device to access your magazines from the library. Your username and password will remain the same in the new app and you won't lose any of your previously borrowed content.

Download the app:

Press Reader


Unlimited access to local and international publications - 2,000 newspapers and magazines. 100 Countries. 60 Languages. Download your favourite newspapers and magazines to your personal tablet or smartphone.

Create a Pressreader account and download the latest app pressreader 

Android user guide (PDF 988KB) 

iOS user guide (PDF 6.5MB)

You will need a Library card and PIN to use PressReader

Not a member? Join the library 

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Who elase writes like new

Read all the books by your favourite fiction writer? Looking for new authors to try? Search Who Else Writes Like for suggestions. Of course, no author writes exactly like another, but the selection of alternatives provided should help to narrow your potential selection from the hundreds of writers there are to choose from.

Who Next.

When children ask: "Who can I read next?" or "Who writes like my favourite author?", the answers can be found in Who Next…? a guide to children's authors This guide lists children's fiction writers and suggests other authors who write in a similar way, together with key book and series titles.

Cumbria Libraries provides access to digital media from a range of providers. Use of these services are subject to the provider's terms and conditions.  

Cumbria Libraries accepts no responsibility for materials accessed from the provider. 

Parents or guardians are responsible for guiding young people in their use of these services whether these are accessed on the internet or apps.