eBooks & Magazines

eBooks & Magazines

eBooks and magazines are available from many established online retailers, with publishers also offering consumers the ability to purchase directly from them. Customers will also benefit from the added convenience of new ‘loaning’ book services which are becoming available online. eBooks and magazines are available in several different formats and cover all genres – for those that love reading for pleasure, to academic and scholarly audiences.

Browse below to see the numerous ways you can access eBooks and magazines online.

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eBooks to Own

Amazon

Online store to buy ebooks.

Cengage Brain

eBooks and eChapters of textbooks to download.

eBooks.com

eBooks to own – Browse or download books to almost any reader device, smart phone, tablet or computer. eBooks to borrow – If your library has signed up with EBL, then you have free access to hundreds of thousands of high quality books from the world’s leading academic, scientific and professional publishers..

Foyle’s

We sell over 220,000 UK titles. Use our Apps to read eBooks wherever you are. Never lose your page, notes or bookmarks. You can even store your ebooks in the Foyles cloud even if purchased elsewhere!.

Hive

Online store to buy ebooks.

Apple iBooks Store

Online store to buy ebooks and audiobooks in digital form.

Kobo

Online store to buy ebooks and audiobooks in digital form.

Lovereading

eBooks to own.

Lovereading 4 kids

Children’s eBooks to own for a range of devices.

My Independent Bookshop

A social media platform which allows readers to set up their own virtual bookshops, and buy through Hive. Currently in Beta testing.

Nook

eBooks and magazines for Nook tablets and Nook mobile Apps.

Pearson

eBooks from Pearson Education.

Penguin Random House

eBooks and Audiobooks from the Penguin Random House publishing group.

Sainsbury’s

Online store to buy ebooks.

Waterstones

Online store to buy ebooks and audiobooks in digital form.

WHSmith

Online store to buy ebooks and audiobooks in digital form.

eBooks to Borrow

CourseSmart

Online platform to borrow ebooks from.

Dawson Books

Online platform to borrow ebooks from.

eBooks.com

eBooks to own – Browse or download books to almost any reader device, smart phone, tablet or computer. eBooks to borrow – If your library has signed up with EBL, then you have free access to hundreds of thousands of high quality books from the world’s leading academic, scientific and professional publishers.

Myilibrary

Online platform to borrow ebooks from.

Overdrive

Online platform to borrow ebooks from.

Public Library Online

Online platform to borrow ebooks from.

Downloaded Audio Books to Own

Amazon/Audible

Online store to buy audiobooks in digital form.

Audible

Audiobooks to download, for MP3 devices and through smartphone Apps. Audible and the Audible logo are trademarks of Audible, Inc. or its affiliates.

Apple iBookstore

Online store to buy ebooks and audiobooks in digital form.

Kobo

Online store to buy ebooks and audiobooks in digital form.

Penguin Random House

eBooks and Audiobooks from the Penguin Random House publishing group.

Waterstones

Online store to buy ebooks and audiobooks in digital form.

WHSmith

Online store to buy ebooks and audiobooks in digital form.

Other Models

Google Books

Cloud-based books service.

My Independent Bookshop

A social media platform which allows readers to set up their own virtual bookshops, and buy through Hive. Currently in Beta testing.

Safari

Subscription service for eBook textbooks.

Magazines

Great Magazines

Bauer magazines.

Magazines Direct

Time Inc magazines.

Magvault

Digital magazine subscription platform.

Pocketmags

Online shop for purchasing single issues and digital subscriptions.

Readbug

A digital platform for digital indie magazines.

Readly

Subscription service providing unlimited access to magazines.

Zinio

Multi-platform distribution service for digital magazines.