Instant Digital Card

We will be running another Instant Digital Card promotion in the New Year. This option will be available from Monday 17 January 2022.


Get free access to ebooks and audiobooks from Edinburgh Libraries! Thousands of best-selling titles for adults, teens and children are available to read on your phone, tablet or computer.

No library card? No problem! If you are over 13 years old you can sign up for an Instant Digital Card in seconds. All you need is a mobile phone number and the access code – Library2go

On tablet or phone

1. Install the Libby app on your tablet or phone from the Apple App Store or Google Playstore

2. Select Not Yet when asked if you have a library card

3. Search for Edinburgh Libraries and select any of the branches

4. Click on Add a Library Card

5. Click on Use My Phone Number

6. Follow on screen instructions to sign up! When asked the access code is Library2go

On computer

1. Go to and click on the Sign up for an instant digital card link in the pop-up box.

2.  Follow on screen instructions to sign up! When asked the access code is Library2go

Full instructions of how to use the Libby app and Libby website can be found on Your Library.

You can sign up for an Instant Digital Card from the 17 January- 17 February 2022 and it will give you access to OverDrive for three months.  However, you can keep on using the service for free by joining the library and receiving a permanent membership card. Join online through


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