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eBooks & eMagazines

To access these services you will require you library membership number found on the back of your card and your PIN number. 

If you do not know your PIN complete the PIN Request form and we shall respond within 24 hours (with the exclusion of Sunday).

If you want to register as a library member complete the Online Membership Form, collect your card and you are all set. 

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The Library's eMagazine service offers full digital copies of your favourite magazines for free from your computer, smartphone or tablet.  

  • To browse the magazine site click here:  eMagazines.
  • eMagazine List April 2013
  • Suggest a Magazine
  • To check out a magazine for the first time you will need to create both an Aberdeen Library account and an account with Zinio the service provider.   Instructions can be found in the following document:  eMagazine User Guide (July 2013)
  • To get the Library eMagazine app (called the Zinio App) simply click on the links found at the bottom of the eMagazine home page or look in your app store.

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eBooks and eAudiobooks

  • Click on the image or link above to access a wide variety of eBooks and digital Audiobooks for readers of all ages to enjoy! Borrow up to 10 titles at a time. Choose your loan period - up to 21 days per item. 
  • Aberdeen City Libraries has an agreement with Aberdeenshire libraries to allow our members to download titles from the Aberdeenshire Libraries site via the link on the right of the eBook page below the Most popular Titles.
  • To download eBooks to mobile devices other than your PC you need to download the  OverDrive Media Console App to suit your operating System.
  • Now available on Kindle Fire.  For more details on how to access our eBooks using a KindleFire please see the  Kindle Fire Instructions.   Unfortunately, at the moment, all other Kindle devices are not compatible with the eBook service.


Who Else Writes Like  is now available for the first time online and is designed to help anyone who enjoys reading fiction to expand the number of writers they read. It is designed to answer the perennial question "I've read all the books by my favourite authors, who shall I read next?"

Logo for the Who Next? resource

Who next? can help you, if you have enjoyed books by a particular writer, to find new books to try by suggesting alternative titles by other authors. There are various ways of searching - by author, age group, genre and theme. Details of children's book awards are also listed.


Other recommendations:

Fantastic Fiction

Over 25000 bestselling author bibliographies with all the latest books, covers and descriptions.

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