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  • 10-06-2019 8:00am
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,009 ✭✭✭


    This might help some folks.

    The Library is free to join. You can get the Borrow Box app on your phone, tablet or computer. And you can download up to 12 of their 14,000 ebooks and 5,000 audiobooks onto your account at any one time.

    It's basically the Netflix of books and audiobooks but for free. :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,172 ✭✭✭BKWDR


    Do you know if DCC's lending apply to kindle at all?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,818 ✭✭✭Silent Running


    I tried this a couple of years ago, but abandoned it when the Kindle format wasn't available. Has this changed?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,510 ✭✭✭Wheety


    SDCC website about Borrow Box only has a few titles. Does the app have more?


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,517 ✭✭✭✭_Brian


    RB Digital works too.
    Loads of magazines you can download with your library card.

    Kids use it here allot


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,791 ✭✭✭sweetie


    The Library is free to join. You can get the Borrow Box app on your phone, tablet or computer. And you can download up to 12 of their 14,000 ebooks and 5,000 audiobooks onto your account at any one time.

    Also press reader app, sign in using your library card no and access to the Irish independent, guardian, hot press and lots of magazines


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,703 ✭✭✭Raoul


    I tried this a couple of years ago, but abandoned it when the Kindle format wasn't available. Has this changed?

    Same here. From what I can see it is still an issue. Works on Kindle tablets but not a paperwhite.


  • Registered Users Posts: 427 ✭✭chonix


    This might help some folks.

    The Library is free to join. You can get the Borrow Box app on your phone, tablet or computer. And you can download up to 12 of their 14,000 ebooks and 5,000 audiobooks onto your account at any one time.

    It's basically the Netflix of books and audiobooks but for free. :)
    Might be too much to ask to give some directions on where to download the app? (Android, Iphone, etc?) I'd appreciate that (and I guess many of us too) Thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,603 ✭✭✭SteM


    Go onto the google play store and search for Borrow Box. It's pretty straightforward.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,172 ✭✭✭BKWDR


    SteM wrote: »
    Go onto the google play store and search for Borrow Box. It's pretty straightforward.

    Yah only works with Kindle fire.

    Borrow box works with Fingal too so that's good. Any reccomendations for audio books?


  • Registered Users Posts: 45 tomjohn01


    Pressreader not available with my local library,very disappointed as it looks like a brilliant service


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,172 ✭✭✭BKWDR


    tomjohn01 wrote: »
    Pressreader not available with my local library,very disappointed as it looks like a brilliant service

    Surprised at that as i think its a membership thats a blanket one with the LGMA.

    You could join a library that does have it i suppose


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    Is the Times available on Press Reader?


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,603 ✭✭✭✭errlloyd


    You have to sign up in person right? With RB digital you could use the temporary number, but I think with Borrowbox you have to go into a library.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,603 ✭✭✭SteM


    errlloyd wrote: »
    You have to sign up in person right? With RB digital you could use the temporary number, but I think with Borrowbox you have to go into a library.

    I've just installed borrow box on my android tablet, entered my South Dublin library details in the app and borrowed a book. No need to go to the library.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,603 ✭✭✭✭errlloyd


    SteM wrote: »
    I've just installed borrow box on my android tablet, entered my South Dublin library details in the app and borrowed a book. No need to go to the library.

    Yeah - I know that much. But if you haven't got a library membership I think you have to go in, in person right? IE - you can't sign up for the library online.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,603 ✭✭✭SteM


    errlloyd wrote: »
    Yeah - I know that much. But if you haven't got a library membership I think you have to go in, in person right? IE - you can't sign up for the library online.

    No, you have to be a library member to use borrow box.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,603 ✭✭✭✭errlloyd


    SteM wrote: »
    No, you have to be a library member to use borrow box.

    Yes obviously.

    So to clarify. If you are not a library member you to.
    1. Go into the library with ID and proof of address to get a library card
    2. Join Borrow Box.

    In contrast, to use RB Digital, you can sign up on Libraries Ireland, and use the temporary number they give you, without ever having to prove your address etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 427 ✭✭chonix


    errlloyd wrote: »
    Yes obviously.

    So to clarify. If you are not a library member you to.
    1. Go into the library with ID and proof of address to get a library card
    2. Join Borrow Box.

    In contrast, to use RB Digital, you can sign up on Libraries Ireland, and use the temporary number they give you, without ever having to prove your address etc.
    I can confirm that:
    - BorrowBox doesn't work with the tempID
    - RBDigital does work with the tempID


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,009 ✭✭✭Tangatagamadda Chaddabinga Bonga Bungo


    chonix wrote: »
    Might be too much to ask to give some directions on where to download the app? (Android, Iphone, etc?) I'd appreciate that (and I guess many of us too) Thanks

    They have it for Android, Android Tablet, iPhone, iPad and Fire in their respective play store.

    Enter your local Library name, Library card number/barcode and pin number.

    Once it's set up you have the service then for at least a year. You might have to physically go in and renew your card.

    It's a really good service.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,624 ✭✭✭✭extra gravy


    tomjohn01 wrote: »
    Pressreader not available with my local library,very disappointed as it looks like a brilliant service

    Same, not available in most locations outside of Dublin from what I can see.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 801 ✭✭✭lucast2007us


    What's a library?


  • Registered Users Posts: 622 ✭✭✭heretothere


    I downloaded RB Digital and logged in with a temporary ID. It is only giving me the option to check out magazines. It is because of the area I selected or am I doing something wrong?


  • Registered Users Posts: 427 ✭✭chonix


    I downloaded RB Digital and logged in with a temporary ID. It is only giving me the option to check out magazines. It is because of the area I selected or am I doing something wrong?
    Checkout = Check out to add the item into your collection, so you can track it (Read, Download, etc)


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,466 ✭✭✭✭dulpit


    tomjohn01 wrote: »
    Pressreader not available with my local library,very disappointed as it looks like a brilliant service

    Just discovered that Cork City Library not included either, which is a right shame.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,061 ✭✭✭Kenny Logins


    I have my card number and PIN etc. but just keep getting an unspecified error in BorrowBox. :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,009 ✭✭✭Tangatagamadda Chaddabinga Bonga Bungo


    https://www.librariesireland.ie/elibrary

    This might help some. Pick your locality, enter your number and you should be in your account then.


  • Registered Users Posts: 239 ✭✭Notoldorwise


    I have my card number and PIN etc. but just keep getting an unspecified error in BorrowBox.


    I had the same issue until I realised that there was a blank space between the last 2 digits of my card number.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,061 ✭✭✭Kenny Logins


    Yep, cheers. It's just BorrowBox that has an issue with me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 100 ✭✭dercunx


    I have my card number and PIN etc. but just keep getting an unspecified error in BorrowBox.


    I'm having the same problem. Can't get in.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,238 ✭✭✭Esse85


    I have my card number and PIN etc. but just keep getting an unspecified error in BorrowBox. :(

    This too.
    I only joined the library in person today and thought this was something to do with it.


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