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How to borrow ebooks

The National Poetry Library offers a wide selection of books in electronic format, which members can borrow for free from anywhere in the UK.

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To begin to borrow from our ebook and audiobook catalogue contact us to request a unique membership PIN and password. Please state whether you are already a member of the library or not. 

You can borrow one item at a time, which is issued for 14 days. Ebooks can be read on Kindle, iPad, Android tablets, PCs and Macs and our collection can be browsed using a web browser or the OverDrive app.

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Download Android app

Download iOS app

If you’ve never downloaded an ebook before or need assistance using the system, please consult the OverDrive FAQs.

OverDrive FAQs