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How do I find a title to borrow?


Once you have set up your device, have a Read Liverpool account and have logged in, there are several ways for you to find a title to enjoy.

Select a cover image from any of the lists.

You can quickly tell which titles are available and which ones you can place on hold by the format icon in the top-right corner of a cover image.

If a title isn’t available, the icon will be greyed out.

How many books can I borrow?


You can borrow up to 8 titles. The lending period may vary from title to title.

How do I extend my lending period?


  • Sign in to your account.
  • Click the 'Settings' link.
  • Select your preferred lending period for each format, then click ‘Done’.

How do I renew and return?



The option to renew a title will appear on your bookshelf within three days of the title’s expiration date.


Some titles can be returned before they expire. If you have not downloaded a title, you’ll be able to return it from your bookshelf.

If you download a title, its ‘Return Title’ button will disappear from your bookshelf, but you may be able to return it.

More on how to return a title

How do I put a book on hold?


You can place up to 4 titles on hold at one time.

You’ll receive an email notification when a title becomes available.

Once the notice is sent, you’ll have 3 days to borrow the title.

If you don’t retrieve it in time, the title will be made available to the next user on the list.

How do I to cancel a hold?


  • Sign in to your account.
  • Click the 'Holds' link.
  • Click a title's 'Remove' link to remove it from your Waiting List.


Why is the book not the one I chose?


Please accept our apologies, this is rare but we are grateful when we are alerted to any problems. Please contact us using the link below.

Contact us

How do I suggest you add an item?


Please tell us the title and author of the book you would like us to purchase using the link below, plus the format you'd like it in - either ebook or audiobook.

Unfortunately, not all publishers make their books available to eLibraries like Read Liverpool, so please be aware that we are restricted to what is in the current catalogue.

Contact us to request a title