Last updated at 6.45pm, Monday 23 March
All libraries will be closed until further notice.
All existing loans have been extended to ensure that no one will incur library fines during this period, and anything borrowed over the coming days will also have an extended loan period. Existing reservations waiting to be collected will be available when normal service resumes, and new reservations are currently not able to be made.
Download books, magazines and courses
You can still access many of our services online.
Audio books and e-books
Use BorrowBox to browse, borrow and read or listen to ebooks and audio books anywhere and everywhere.
To download the app, go to the app store on your device, search for and download Borrowbox.
- Get ebooks and audiobooks with BorrowBox
- Get ebooks and audiobooks for children with Borrowbox
- Sign up for the Royal National Institute of Blind People's (RNIB) free Talking Book by Digital Download service.
E-magazines and comics
Read full digital copies of magazines for free from your computer, smartphone or tablet. Over 95 magazines are currently available covering everything from food to computers, and music to art. Titles include:
- BBC Good Food
- Amateur Photographer
- BBC Top Gear
- Horrible Histories
Borrow an unlimited number of magazines to keep forever or delete when you want. You can also read more than 200 comics.
You can use this service if you're a member of any Greater Manchester Library. Once registered, you will be automatically logged in to enjoy our content.
Getting started for new customers on your mobile device:
- Download and open the RB Digital app to your mobile phone or tablet
- Tap the “Register now” link on the bottom of the app’s main page
- Choose your country
- Choose your library service
- Enter the requested library card details, create a memorable username and password
Getting started for new customers on your computer:
- Go to RB Digital
- Create a new account, and enter your library card number
- Browse the selection
- Checkout your chosen publications to read in your browser
Courses and tutorials
Get free courses and tutorials from our online reference library.
We also have an online learning package offering 100+ language courses.