Borrow all your favourite ebooks and audiobooks in one click

1. Register with one of the 12 partner libraries offering the ebooks.lu service

  • Do you already have a library card from one of the partner libraries?

If you already have a library card from one of the participating libraries, please check directly with your library whether you are already activated for the ebooks.lu service.

Your account will be activated within 24 hours.

  • You don’t have a library card yet?

To be able to use the service ebooks.lu a registration with one of the 12 partner libraries is necessary. You can find the list of all participating libraries at here.

When registering, do not forget to mention that you want to use the ebooks.lu service. Your library will then take care of your access to ebooks.lu.

Currently it is possible to register online at the National Library. Please follow the instructions here.

To register for ebooks.lu you need to be at least 14 years old and live in Luxembourg or in the neighboring regions.

 

2. For German and French ebooks: Create an Adobe ID

Please go to https://www.adobe.com/  and create a user account. This account will allow you to view ebooks on different devices during the loan period (e.g. on tablets, smartphones and PCs).

You do not need an Adobe ID to read ebooks in English.

You can find more information on this website in “Guide”.

3. For ebooks and audiobooks: install a reader app

Ebooks:

Regardless of the device you use, you will need to install an application (Reader) to view the ebooks you have borrowed.

Installation on your pc:

  • German and French ebooks:

Download the free Adobe Digital Editions app to your pc. You can find it in your Microsoft Store or in the App Store.

  • English ebooks:

Download the free Libby App, by Overdrive to your pc. You can find it in your Microsoft Store or in the App Store.

Installation on your mobile device (smartphone or tablet):

  • German and French ebooks:

Download the free Adobe Digital Editions app to your mobile device. You can find it in your Google Play Store for Android or in the App Store for iOS.

  • English ebooks:

Download the Libby App, by Overdrive to your mobile device. You can find it in your Google Play Store for Android or in the App Store for iOS

You can find more information on this website in “Guide”.

 

Audiobooks:
You have the choice between audiobooks in German, English or French.

  • French audiobooks:

French audiobooks are only available by streaming in your browser which requires a permanent, active internet connection. It is not possible to download the audiobook. An installation of an additional app is not necessary.

  • German and English audiobooks

The audiobooks in English and German are downloadable and you can listen to them without an active Internet connection.

To download an audiobook in English or German, you need to install the Libby app, by Overdrive. You can find the app in the app store of your device.

The available audiobooks are directly shown in the app Libby app, by Overdrive. You can listen to every audiobook while being offline.

You can find more information on this website in “Guide”.

How to use ebooks.lu?

1. How to search for an ebook or an audiobook and how to download it?

How to search for an ebook and how to download it?

You can search for ebooks on a-z.lu, the discovery tool of all public libraries that are part of the bibnet-network. Before you start your search, do not forget to sign in in a-z.lu. Click on “sign in” and enter your library card number and your password. Type the title of the book, keywords, author, or subject of your choice into the search field. Then, select the search filters “Digital Library” and “Ebooks.lu” on the right of the search bar.

Once you have located the ebook in the list of your search results, click on “Online access”. You are automatically redirected to the website of the ebook vendor. Follow the instructions to download the ebook to your favorite device. Once the download is completed, open it with the corresponding software or application (Adobe Digital Editions or Libby, by Overdrive).

You can find more information on this website in “Guide”.

 

How to search for an audiobook and how to download it?

Searching for audiobooks on a-z.lu works the same way as the search for ebooks. Before you start your search, do not forget to sign in in a-z.lu. Click on “sign in” and enter your library card number and your password. Type the title of the audiobook, keywords, author, or a topic of interest in the search field. Then choose the search filters “Digital Library” and “Ebooks.lu” on the right of the search bar. In the search results you will find ebooks and audiobooks. To limit your request to audiobooks, filter by “Type of publication” under “Tweak my results” (on the right of the screen), selecting “Audio books”.

To borrow an audiobook, click on “Online access”. You will then be redirected to the audiobook/ebook provider’s platform.

Follow the instruction on the provider’s platform to download the audiobook or to listen to it by streaming.

You can find more information on this website in “Guide”.

2. How to renew the loan of your ebook or audiobook

Ebooks:

Currently it is not possible to renew directly the loan of a German or French ebook. If you have not finished the ebook yet you have the option to reborrow the same ebook after the end of the loan period.

You can renew the loan of your English ebooks directly in the app Libby, by Overdrive.

You can find more information on this website in “Guide”.

 

Audiobooks:

Currently it is not possible to renew directly the loan of a French audiobook. If you have not finished the audiobook yet you have the option to reborrow the same audiobook after the end of the loan period.  You can renew the loan of your English and German audiobooks directly in the app Libby, by Overdrive.

You can find more information on this website in “Guide”.

3. How to return ebooks or audiobooks before the end of the loan period

Ebooks:

  • German ebooks:

Currently it is not possible to return a German ebook before the end of the loan period. The ebook will stay two weeks on your device.

  • French and English ebooks:

It is possible to return a French or an English ebook before the end of the loan period. You can return a French ebook directly in Adobe Digital Editions. Please note that this is currently only possible with the desktop version, the Adobe Digital Editions app does not support returning ebooks.

English ebooks can be easily returned in the app Libby, by Overdrive.

You can find more information on this website in “Guide”.

 

Audiobooks:

You can return all audiobooks before the end of the loan period. Please always return the audiobook as soon as you have finished it. Otherwise, the audiobook will be blocked for the maximum loan period of 2 weeks and no other library user can borrow it.

You can return French audiobooks directly in the browser. English and German audiobooks can be easily returned in the app Libby, by Overdrive.

You can find more information on this website in “Guide”.