BorrowBox Library App on iPhoneHow does BorrowBox work?

The best way to understand how BorrowBox works is to think of it exactly as you would a traditional library, only with e-audio and e-books instead of physical books.

Imagine BorrowBox as a branch of the library. Once you become a library member, you receive a membership number and password.  You can then go online, or download the app on your Apple or Android device.

It’s then as simple as logging in with your details, and you can access all the audio and ebook content that the library subscribes to. As a member of Bega Valley Shire Library, you have access to thousands of books.  Books can be borrowed at any time of day from anywhere in the world.  Once you've downloaded the books, you don't even need to remain online. If a book is currently out on loan, you can reserve it and get your copy once the book is returned.  If you haven't finished it after your loan period you can renew it, and if you finish it early you can return it and get another one.  You can borrow up to 5 items at once.  This amount includes any items you have on reserve.

BorrowBox can be accessed via your computer, smartphone, iPad, Android tablet or eBook reader (eg. Nook).  

You may have to install eBook reading software like Adobe Digital Editions on your computer. Unfortunately, our library subscription is not compatible with a Kindle device.

Do you need some help with setting up and using BorrowBox? We now have a video that is the perfect introduction to BorrowBox for new users – especially those who might be using digital services for the first time. It covers all of the key functionality from downloading the app to borrowing a title, and shows just how easy BorrowBox is to use!

  • To install on an apple device, visit the App store and search for BorrowBox.  
  • To install on an android device, visit the Play store and search for BorrowBox.   
  • You can also access via a computer.

If you need help, ask one of our Library Officers for assistance.