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Reading books online

Reading books online

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Did you know that you can find books to read online through your library?

Even if you’re at home, you can still join your local library and borrow free eBooks, audio books, online comics and magazines that you can use to complete your Summer Reading Challenge!

Visit your local library website to find out which services are available for you to enjoy

If you’re in the UK, you can use the Libraries at home search to find your local library service and register with them.

For services in Douglas, Isle of Man, visit the Henry Bloom Noble website and the Family Library website.

Follow your local library service’s instructions for borrowing books online

Your library might use BorrowBox, Libby, RBdigital, or another website or app.
Look out for joining instructions on your library website.

If you’re already a library member, you can go directly to these eBook lenders and sign in with your library information.

Which websites and apps do you like to use?

Looking for book recommendations?
The Silly Squad book collection has you covered!

From picture books to early readers and middle grade books, there’s lots to keep you busy this summer

Information for adults


Visit our School Zone to access free resources and Challenge ideas for your class.


Visit our Home Zone, full of useful Challenge information for parents, grandparents and carers. For information about supporting reading in the early years visit our Pre-School Zone.


Visit our Library Zone to find libraries near you running the challenge, and how to take part.