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Free ebooks from Swansea Libraries

Borrow eBooks for free!

If you are a member of Swansea Libraries, you can borrow e-books free from the comfort of your own home, using our new e-book service, eBooks for Wales. This new service is jointly funded by CyMAL (Museums, Archives and Libraries Wales) and 13 other local authority library services.

You can select, borrow and reserve your e-books from the eBooks for Wales website:


To log in you will need to use your library membership card number and PIN.

Important information about the ebooks service:

  • Adults can now borrow 10 eBooks from Swansea Libraries for loan periods from 1 day up to 3 weeks (21 days)
  • Downloads are available for most eReader devices (but not Kindles).
  • Due to the licensing arrangements, books cannot be returned prior to the end of the loan period selected. It is possible to reserve books which are currently on loan.

Help Guides

To help the process of downloading ebooks a lot easier we have prepared some ebook guides for popular eReaders and eBook devices.

Adobe Digital Editions software may be needed to read and transfer ebooks. For a list of supported devices with Adobe Digital Editions please visit http://blogs.adobe.com/digitalpublishing/supported-devices

Technical requirements

The minimum system requirements for installation of Adobe Digital Editions are as follows.


  • Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (Service Pack 3 recommended) Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel Pentium 500MHz processor
  • 128MB of RAM
  • 800x600 monitor resolution
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, Mozilla Firefox 3, Google Chrome for Windows
  • Adobe Flash Player 9 or 10
  • Apple Safari 4, Mozilla Firefox 3


  • Mac OS X v10.4.10 or v10.5
  • PowerPC G4 or G5 500MHz processor
  • 128MB of RAM
  • Browser/Flash
  • Apple Safari 4, Mozilla Firefox 3
  • Adobe Flash Player 9 or 10
  • ebooks - Borrowing and reservations

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