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Download eBooks and emagazines

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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.

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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.

  • To use the eBook service you must be a member of Powys Library Service. 
  • First time users also need to register on the eBook site. You will need your library card number, and you will create a PIN when you register.
  • Already registered? Then you can go straight to the catalogue!

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.

  • Download ebooks to your PC, and then transfer them to your eReader. iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle Fire users can download books directly to their devices. A step-by-step guide to downloading your first eBook is available.
  • Once you have registered, you can login to the eBooks site using your library card number and the PIN number you created when you registered on the site.
  • You can borrow up to 6 books at a time, and each download is available for up to three weeks.
  • There is no charge to borrow our eBooks. The books will automatically disappear from your device at the end of the loan period.
  • If the book you want is out on loan, you can reserve it free of charge. You will be notified when it is available for you to download.
  • For more information, see the eBooks for Wales FAQs
  • If you have any feedback or questions please use our feedback form

eBooks for Wales is funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and a consortium of 14 public library authorities in Wales, including Powys.

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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.

  • To use Zinio you must be a member of Powys Library Service. 
  • Please note that during registration you will be asked to create two accountsThe first account includes your library details, and is needed to access the library collection of free magazines. The second account is required by the Zinio site itself for all users of the service. For your convenience, we suggest you use the same email address and password for both accounts.

If you’re a first time user, a user guide is available.  There is also a guide if you're using Zinio via an Apple or Android app.

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.

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