eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines & eNewspapers

You need to be a member of the library to use our service and make sure you have your library barcode and pin to hand!

If you do not have a pin contact your local library.

Stirling Libraries work with two suppliers to bring you hundreds of eAudio and eBooks absolutely free!

Library eBooks

We are now offering free access to hundreds of eBooks - a brilliant mix of fiction, biographies, real life and children's titles.

  • You can download 6 at a time to a home PC or mobile device
  • Maximum loan period is 21 days
  • Titles are automatically returned at end of the loan period – no overdues or fines
  • Compatible with a range of eBook Readers and mobile devices. Check your device's compatibility
  • Download the Stirling Libraries eBook Guide to find out more and get started!
  • Access the Stirling eBooks collection now


Fiction and non-fiction audio-book titles for adults, teenagers and children

  • You can download a maximum of 10 books to a home PC or mobile device at one time.
  • Maximum loan period is 21 days
  • There are no overdue fees simply delete the title at the end of the loan period
  • Multiple users can borrow titles – no need to place a hold or wait!
  • Compatible with a range of eBook Readers and mobile devices. Check compatibility and get help.
  • Access the OneClickDigital eAudiobook Collection now

Zinio - Digital Magazines

Zinio is an online service that allows you to download and read digital copies of popular magazines to your computer, tablet or mobile device. There are 80 magazines to choose from and it's completely free!


Library Press Display

Library Press Display gives you instant Access to over 4000 newspapers from 100 countries in 60 languages. Using Library Press Display is quite easy, enjoyable, and even addictive. When you log into Library Press Display, you are presented with The world in pictures. These are pictures drawn from all of our newspapers and magazines that readers have discovered and are actively viewing. 

Comics Plus

Comics Plus is a e-comic service, choose from our collection of titles. All have unlimited simultaneous 24/7 remote access If you already subscribe to the Zinio for Libraries, you can log into ComicsPlus using those login details. 

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Encyclopaedia Britannica the world famous encyclopaedia gives library users access to hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos and images. It's content has been selected by Britannica's team of contributors and editorial staff who ensure it is properly researched and edited. As a result Britannica is a reliable and trusted source of information.

Access to Britannica is available in 3 versions:

  • Britannica Junior – a special version of the encyclopaedia for the young. This version is great for homework and has a good balance of text and images (readership ages 5-11). Take a guided tour of Junior Britannica.
  • Britannica Student a simplified version of Britannica at a reading level appropriate for the developing student. Good for helping with assignments (readership ages 12-18). Take a guided tour of Britannica Student.
  •  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online – the full version with enhanced online features (readership age 18+). Take a guided tour of Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Want more?

There are lots of websites which offer free eBooks for download. Due to copyright restrictions most of the material freely available online dates from before 1920.  

Internet Archive

With 3.5 million items, the Internet Archive Text Archive contains a wide range of fiction, popular books, children's books, historical texts and academic books that are out of copyright, or have a Creative Commons license. Read online or download free.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenburg is the oldest provider of free books on-line, Project Gutenberg offers over 38,000 free eBooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.

Please note Stirling Libraries are not responsible for the content of other websites.

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