Festive Freebies


If Santa brings you an eBook reader or a ‘fancy schmancy’ tablet for Christmas, before you go splashing out on expensive eBook titles to download – check out if you can borrow it for free from the library.

Visit our eRead website: www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/ereads

Need a bit of help?

For instructions on how to download eBooks and eAudio or to check if your device is compatible with our eRead service –  download the guide for your device below or visit OverDrive our eRead service provider’s excellent Digital Help Guide.

  • eReader Guide – Download this guide if the main function of your device is to read eBooks
  • Mobile device / Tablet Guide – Download this guide if your device can be used for downloading apps, watching movies, surfing the Internet etc.

Amazon Kindle

Unfortunately due to Amazon’s restrictions in the UK, our eBooks can only be used on the Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD series of tablets not the Kindle series of eBook readers.  If you have a Kindle Fire tablet please read our Mobile device / Tablet Guide above for instructions on how to download your free books.


Get some festive food ideas from your favourite magazines for FREE!

Christmas eMagazines

Enjoy these full digital copies on any mobile device, PC or Mac.  Take a look at the list of titles we have subscribed to so far:-

*one off titles

  • BBC Good Food – monthly
  • Beautiful Christmas Ideas by House Beautiful *
  • Condé Nast Traveller UK – monthly
  • Digital Camera World – monthly
  • Gamesmaster – monthly
  • Good Housekeeping Christmas Cookbook *
  • HELLO! Magazine – weekly
  • Marie Claire – UK – monthly
  • Martha Stewart Living Halloween Special *
  • Military History Monthly
  • National Geographic Interactive – monthly
  • New Scientist – weekly
  • NME – weekly

Click on the device below that best suits your needs to download your free app and start receiving your free eMagazines :

PCMaciPhoneiPadAndroidKindle Fire and Blackberry Playbook or visit Zinio’s Mobile Apps.

To enjoy both of these great free services all you need is a South Ayrshire Library card and a PIN number.  Not a member yet? Find out how to join.


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