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 5.0.7

Performance and stability improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
70.1K Ratings

70.1K Ratings

Nursie7 ,

BorrowBox Browsing

This fab app which links to ECC Library Services, is so easy to use and I have passed on the sheer joy of it to any number of friends.
If you have a current library card the spoken or written world is truly your oyster. Why do we use that phrase, oysters are difficult to open and not everyone even likes them. I am allergic to these beastly molluscs.
BorrowBox is both easy to open and I guarantee EVERYONE will find something to tickle their fancy. Best of all there are NO FEES at all, not a single penny. Secondly no late fees because everything is automatic, unless you need to keep something beyond the three week loan period. Then all you need to do is renew in the same way as usual but so much easier. Just click the button and hey presto all done. I love this because it stretches my usual reading habits. I can dip into things that maybe if I had to physically go the library I wouldn’t choose.
The thought of checking out a book, reading a couple of chapters then thinking, no this is not my cup of tea! With BorrowBox if I don’t like it, click the button and it disappears back to where it came from. Never to trouble me again. So don’t hesitate, download the app and start browsing to your hearts content.

OurBren ,


My local librarian told me about BorrowBox, I was sceptical mainly because I wasn’t sure online reading was for me. I have borrowed audio books for years and didn’t complain about the charges because of the hours of pleasure I was enjoying however the choice was diminishing and I found that I sometimes borrowed the same story more than once.
Whilst suffering with Covid I finally downloaded the app and have never looked back. I listen to stories and browse magazines, enjoying the huge range available, without leaving home.
My only concern is that I’m not visiting my library as often, chatting to the staff and generally getting out and about, which I believe is important. In addition, by not making use of the library service, will this be withdrawn in the future as unviable.
I am very thankful that I was pointed in the direction of BorrowBox and have recommended it to others who don’t have access to library services but the pleasure of finding a new book to read, in paper form, will always take precedence for me.
Thank you for this amazing resource,

Developer Response ,

Hi there, thank you so much for your review!

Lee_LTP ,

Great app, a great find!

I was really impressed to have free access to this through my Derbysire libraries membership.
I’ve just listened to my first audiobook on there in full, which I’ve been really impressed with, especially given that I’ve had a membership to audible which I’ve been paying for. I like how this is still a part of the library and you borrow a book and return it, and there are plenty of books in the catalogue.
The app works well, and I like that you can borrow and listen and check your load a through the app. The app is easily navigated and I’ve had no issues playing the audiobook or with the quality, through my iPhone.
One suggestion… I listen to audiobooks a lot in the car and would love to see CarPlay integration for this app. As with audible or Apple Books, they interface with CarPlay so I can operate legally in the car. If I listen through here, I’ve got to pause/play/rewind from my phone screen, even if it plays through the car stereo. It would be great to have a long term solution to this, for convenience, safety, and to be able to use this for my daily commute to work.

Developer Response ,

Hi Lee, thank you for your review! We’re always looking for ways to improve BorrowBox and will pass your suggestions on to our Development Team to consider for future updates.

App Privacy

The developer, Bolinda digital, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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