Library on the go

How you can use our library facilities online or via your smartphone or device

Take the library and its online resources with you via the web, free Smartphone Apps - My Library App, Libby, by Overdrive and RBdigital available in the Google Play or App Store.

Use library on the go

Lost your library card?

My Library App will have your library membership barcode number once registered.

My Library App screen

My Library App - manage your library account on the go

Download the My Library App for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play and make the most of your library membership on the go.

You can:

  • renew your loans
  • search the catalogue - including an option to filter search results
  • place reservations
  • manage your library account
  • link multiple accounts to your own account to help manage family members' loans
  • always have access to the library membership barcode number
  • find your nearest library and check if it is open or closed
  • view your loans history
  • view library events

You need to register using your library membership card number and PIN before you start using this app.

Libby, by Overdrive

Meet Libby. Discover eBooks and audiobooks from library. You can borrow thousands of eBooks and audiobooks, and comics for all ages instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand. Download the Libby, by Overdrive for free from the Google Play or Apple App Store.

It takes just a few taps to find and borrow a book. Libby has a ground-breaking built-in eBook reader, and a beautiful audiobook player.

You can:

  • sign in to the library, with your library card
  • download books and audiobooks for offline reading, or stream them to save space
  • sample any book with a tap - nothing to download or delete
  • try a zoomable graphic novel, or a picture book with read-along audio
  • consolidate all your holds and loans on a single shelf
  • automatically synchronise your loans, holds, reading positions, bookmarks and notes across all your devices
  • keep track of your reading history in the Activity tab

You need to register with the Libby, by Overdrive, with your Barking and Dagenham library card number and PIN to access these services.

Ziptales - reading for children

Ziptales helps make reading fun for children aged 4 to 12+ years. Its content supports the National Curriculum and suitable for Key Stages 1 and 2 and the International Baccalaureate.

The site also includes animation, quizzes and games.


BorrowBox - whole library in one app

With BorrowBox, visit our libraries in one app. Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks free from your library using our BorrowBox app.

Say hello to your future library, wherever you are, whenever you are free. Read/Listen 24/7 on any of these devices: laptop, computer, iPhone, iPad, Android, Android Tablets, Kindle Fire.

Download BorrowBox from Google Play or App Store!