Online e-services

FREE online resources for all our members

Peterborough Library offers an extensive online collection of eBooks, eAudio books and eMagazines.

The great thing about our online service is that you can access it 24/7 wherever you are in the world.


Have you tried our digital library? Accessing BorrowBox enables Peterborough Library members to download and borrow from our extensive collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines. The best part is that you can access it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, wherever you are in the world. New titles are being added every month and it's totally free!

Download the BorrowBox app on your chosen device and start your reading or listening journey on: iPhone, iPad, Android phone, Android tablet or Kindle Fire.

Click here to learn how to use Borrowbox on your devices.

Public use computers

Computers are free to use for library members in all 10 Peterborough Libraries, if you are not a member you can join online or at any local library during staffed hours. If you are a non-member there is a charge for using the computers

To book a computer you can do so yourself using your library membership card and PIN number on our Netloan booking system or contact your local library. Find a Library and their contact details here.

Free digital reference resources

We provide a range of free digital reference resources for you to access from the comfort of your home or using our library computers. From a practice driving theory test to researching your ancestors, take a look at our comprehensive resource library below.

Access to Research

Discover a world of published academic research at your local library. Free to access.

Ancestry in-library edition

Available at all libraries (and at home during the current pandemic). Login with your library card via the online catalogue.

BFI Replay

BFI Replay is a free-to-access digital archive exclusively available in UK public lending libraries.

Thousands of digitised videos and television programmes from the BFI National Archive and partner UK regions and nations film archives are available to browse and enjoy, research or study – with some familiar and memorable, others rare and unseen for decades.

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