Migration of eBooks and eAudio books to Borrowbox - May 2022

From May 3rd, all Solihull Libraries’ eBook and eAudio book content will move to BorrowBox. See our Migration FAQ for more details. Emagazines will remain with Overdrive/Libby and eNewspapers through PressReader and Newsbank will be unaffected.

Find out about new issues

You can now set up Tags to be notified of new issues of magazines as they are published. These notifications will appear on your tablet or in the Libby app - use these instructions.

UK magazines

In addition we have brought all the UK magazines together in one collection on the app, and created a separate category for computer magazines, excluding gaming. See the revised instructions.

You can access the eMagazine service completely free of charge using your library card.

Download eMagazines from Libby

Read eMagazines

Our eMagazine service is provided by Overdrive through the Libby app - see the instructions for borrowing and reading emagazines.

For emagazines login with your library card number and PIN. Contact 247library@solihull.gov.uk if you need to check or reset your library card number and PIN. Membership numbers issued with SLP, WP or H prefixes will work. 

You can download and read full digital copies of magazines (including back issues) available from your computer, smartphone or tablet, wherever you are.

Nearly 4000 worldwide and over 300 UK titles are available, along with 3 years’ worth of back issues.

Magazines available include popular magazines such as:

  • Radio Times and other TV listings magazines;
  • Good Housekeeping;
  • Esquire UK;
  • Heat;
  • New Scientist;
  • The Economist;
  • Autocar; and
  • Hello;

but the larger range includes something for all interests, including children’s titles.

On Libby magazines are now loaned for 3 weeks rather than being available to keep. There is no limit on the number of emagazines borrowed.

If you are just reading magazines downloaded from Solihull Libraries eMagazine service, the Libby app is available to download for Apple and Android devices, which also allows for offline reading. 

Unfortunately the Libby app is not available for the Kindle Fire at the moment, but this is being developed with Amazon.


With our eNewspaper service you can read full colour digital copies of over 7,000 newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries on your computer, smartphone or tablet, wherever you are.

Magazines available include:

  • Empire;
  • Angling Times;
  • the TES;
  • Q; and 
  • Country Walking;

plus many more.

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