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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – libraries

Belhus library, Corringham library and Grays library have reopened. Other libraries remain closed until further notice. You can access newspapers and magazines, get e-books and e-audio and take part in job club sessions online.

Go to our coronavirus (COVID-19) safety page for information on visiting re-opened libraries and items due for return. Items due between 1 January and 31 July have had their loan dates extended automatically to 1 September. Please do not put borrowed items in library book drops or letterboxes.

e-books and e-audio

BorrowBox by Bolinda Digital has a wide range of e-books and audiobooks for adults and children to download for free.

You can check out up to 7 titles from their collection of e-books and e-audio, in addition to the 14 physical items you can borrow on your library card.

The lending period can vary from title to title, the maximum being 21 days.

Download the BorrowBox Library app to your mobile device

Amazon Audible

Amazon's Audible service allows you to download and listen to the world's best storytelling via audiobooks, original series and more, on their free app.

While schools are closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, all stories will be free to stream on desktops, laptops, smartphones or tablets.

Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.