If you are a member of Powys Library Service, you can borrow eBooks and eMagazines from the comfort of your own home, using our free service.
There are lots of titles to choose from, from current best sellers to self help books, classic fiction to cookery books. There are also eBooks for children.
Unfortunately Kindle e-Readers aren’t able to access library ebooks. This is because Amazon devices don’t support library-loaned material. Kindle Fire devices may be able to access library eBooks by installing the Bluefire App, but Amazon don’t make this App available in their App store, as Kindle devices are primarily intended to access Amazon's own eBook service.
eBooks for Wales is funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and a consortium of 14 public library authorities in Wales, including Powys.
Powys Library Service is part of a Wales-wide subscription to provide library members free online access to around 250 popular magazines.
Use your PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet device to access a wide range of popular titles, including Amateur Photographer, Cycling Weekly, The Economist, Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire, National Geographic, OK!, PC World, SFX and a lot more.
You will need Internet Explorer version 9 or higher, Chrome, Firefox, Opera or Safari. Windows users can also download the Zinio Reader 4 app onto their machines.
If you run Windows XP, you won’t be able to upgrade to Internet Explorer 9. You can either install another browser such as Chrome or Firefox, or install Zinio Reader 4 onto your machine. (You should be aware that Microsoft stopped support for Windows XP in April 2014.)
Zinio also has apps for Apple, Android and Windows devices – these are available from your App store; you will be prompted to download when you view your first magazine.
Kindle Fire users: Amazon don’t make the Zinio app available in their App store, but you can download the app by following instructions on the Zinio site.