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BorrowBox on Computer

BorrowBox on computer BorrowBox on computer

Selecting titles

1. Go to the BorrowBox website and login with your library barcode number and PIN (letters in uppercase)

2. Browse for titles by:
Looking through titles on homepage ● Clicking on eAudiobooks button to see the full list of titles ● Browsing by category ● Using the Search box to look for authors, titles or keywords

3. Check it out by clicking on Borrow. Choose either to Download Complete Audiobook or select a part. When asked whether you want to open or save the book, select Save

To listen on a PC or transfer to MP3 player

1. Locate your downloaded eaudiobook folder (there may be a download progress indicator at the top of your browser which will turn into an arrow when fully downloaded or a file may appear at the bottom of your screen - click on these to see your downloads)

2. The book will be in a zipped folder which you need to click to highlight and then click on Extract all files (if there's no button, right click on the folder and select to Extract Files)

3. Drag and drop the unzipped audiobook folder into the main window of Windows Media Player or iTunes. Your audiobook can now be played. Or if you want to transfer it to an MP3 player (not iPod) connect your MP3 player and open its folder on your computer, then drag and drop the unzipped eaudiobook folder into the device rather than iTunes etc.

To listen on a Mac or transfer to iPod 

Locate your downloaded eaudiobook folder, then double click to unzip or if available, use Safari as your internet browser as unzipping occurs automatically. Open iTunes, drag and drop the eaudiobook folder into Music, then listen or sync with your iPod (if you are running the latest Mac OS the eaudiobook may automatically go into iTunes)

To reserve a title

Click on Reserve below the title's cover. You will get an email when the title is available for download

To renew a title

The first time you borrow a book a pop-up message will ask if you want to receive an email when your loans are expiring - say Yes. When you receive a titles expiring email go My Account and click Renew. You will always be able to renew the book once, even if someone else has reserved the book

To return a title

Go to My Account and click Return beside the title




BorrowBox help BorrowBox help

Access from home. Login with your library card number and PIN. Not a member? Join online or visit your local library.

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