BorrowBox Library 4+

Your library in one app

Bolinda digital

    • Free


The BorrowBox app makes it easy to browse, borrow and read or listen to your library’s eBooks and eAudiobooks anywhere, everywhere.
If BorrowBox is available through your local library you can simply login with your member details to access the library’s collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks.

* Grouped by age category

* Browse by genre or by specially curated lists

* Quickly find new releases

* Search by title, author, narrator, series and genre

* Easily find similar titles you might want to read or listen to

* Read and listen to previews

* Get more info about the author and narrator

* Borrow instantly or reserve for later

* View current loans and reserves

* View loan history

* Renew or return ebook and audiobook loans whenever you want

* Automatic deletion of expired loans, no overdue fees

* Offline reading and listening

* Automatically saves your current position in the ebook and audiobook

* Lock screen widget for quick and easy playback control of audiobooks

* Play audiobooks in the background while using other apps

What’s New

Version 4.3.2

Performance and stability improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
69.2K Ratings

69.2K Ratings

Zoom61 ,

Love the app....but just a suggestion

Addition 24th November 2019
Just went to update my app, and saw that the update included a Wishlist as per previous suggestion from myself and others.

Thank you so much. Have already gone and added some titles to mine. Will make things so much easier as I finish a book to go to the Wishlist for next options.


Hi there

BorrowBox is perhaps my favourite app, and it’s pretty clear that over the last year especially, it has become a favourite for lots of others as well.

Being an avid reader of thrillers and psychological, there always seems to be new things added, but because of only being able to have 4 books on the go (either reading or reserved), and with such long wait lists for these books, I often end up with my 4 books taken up as reserves, and as one comes available and I read, I go and reserve another. Very rarely is one of these books available straight away.

If I could make any suggestion at all that would improve my experience with BorrowBox, it would be great to have a feature that you could create a list of books you want to borrow “at some stage”, so that when you can finally go and Reserve/borrow another, that list is there for you to see and choose from, rather than me keeping a list of those books on paper or electronic notebook. I think this could be achieved by having options of Borrow/Reserve/Save as an example.

Thank you for your time and such a great app.

Marcia Carter

loily ,

Makes borrowing audiobooks easy

This is one of a few apps I like for listening to audiobooks. While it’s a useful app I don’t understand why it’s the only audiobook app that doesn’t have what I consider a basic functionality- the 30secs rewind/forward buttons on the lock screen. Not having these buttons when my phone is in lock mode means having to log in every time I need to rewind 30 secs. It’s cumbersome! All my other audiobook apps has this feature. I think it’s a necessity and don’t understand how a popular app can be missing this essential feature! Hence 3 stars.

Update: I notice that the 30 secs rewind/forward is now on the Lock Screen, so thank you for listening. However when I use the forward or back buttons in the car (or my Bluetooth earphones), instead of rewind/forward 30 secs it jumps to the beginning or end of a chapter. Frustrating trying to find the place again. Other audiobook apps and podcast apps I use recognize the car / Bluetooth earphones rewind/forward as the 30secs back/forward. Please change this!

Deathknock ,

A lifesaver in the time of COVID-19

Almost five years ago I sold up and moved into a retirement village. One thing I had to let go of was my collection of about 1000 books, with a few exceptions. Despite having worked for a book publisher in various capacities for 37 years, I was never sold on books-as-possessions, and was quite happy to continue my love affair with reading by borrowing from the local library. I read reviews, and from them I have built up a to-read list which makes it unnecessary for me to browse library shelves, rather visiting the library knowing which books on my list are available, and going straight to where they should be. Now in the days where COVID-19 makes it desirable to minimize physical contact, I put my reading list and the library catalogue up together on my screen, choose my next book from ebooks available on BorrowBox, a download it to my IPad. The only 2 disadvantages to this are that every book on my list is not available on BorrowBox, and I am in trouble when my iPad runs out of battery.

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