Books Online



BorrowBox offers high-quality digital content in both eBook and eAudiobook format. Download digital books from some of the world’s most popular authors to your computer or directly to your smartphone/tablet via the BorrowBox app. You can also log in via internet browser HERE.



Please note: Between 3 May and 28 July, 2022, OverDrive will perform server upgrades to enhance the performance and security of the systems used to access our digital collection. These upgrades will be completed between 11am and 1pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays only for approximately 60 minutes or less. OverDrive expect the impact to be minimal. You will still be able to sign in to your account and browse or read titles, but may encounter errors when attempting to borrow, place a hold, or return titles during this maintenance period.

OverDrive offers a large selection of eBook, audiobook, music and video titles. OverDrive is based on the ‘library lending model’ whereby titles are ‘checked out’ and issued to your OverDrive account for 21 days. You can check out up to 12 titles at any given time. If a title is checked out, it is no longer available to other borrowers until the 21 day lending period is up. Once you download a title, you can then access it on your computer but you have the additional option of transferring it to an external device such as an eReader, MP3 player, Smartphone, iPad or tablet. The Overdrive Libby App can be downloaded via the Google Play and App Stores.
If you are interested in a title which is currently checked out, you can place a ‘hold’ on it and you will be informed by email when the title becomes available. Please note that Kindle e-reader devices are not compatible with OverDrive in Ireland (Kindle Fire tablets may be used as they allow you to download the OverDrive app). To use OverDrive, you will need your library card number and PIN. Help pages are available on the site and you may also contact with any queries. For more information, click on the DLR Library OverDrive homepage

DLR citizens who wish to become members can join online HERE, where they will be given a temporary library card number and can generate a PIN, or by visiting one of our library branches. Please note that temporary cards from joining online will need to be replaced with a physical card, in the coming weeks, in order to continue to use the service as a DLR library patron.

Forgotten library card PINs can be reset HERE. 

Overdrive can be accessed HERE and via the Overdrive or Libby app.

Please note that Kindle e-reader devices are not compatible with OverDrive in Ireland (Kindle Fire tablets may be used as they allow you to download the OverDrive app).


Tumble Book Library

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of ebooks for children. You can use your computer, tablet, or mobile phone. All you need is an Internet connection. There are no downloads - books are streamed right to your device at the click of a button. Happy Tumbling!



Comics have moved from RBdigital to OverDrive

Comics are now accessible through the new Libby app (built by OverDrive) or the existing OverDrive app or via Internet browser at

A valid card number and PIN are required for access.

Please note that with the app, when you are prompted to search for your library, you need to search for Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, or 'dun l' for short:



Over 250 comics are available.


Click HERE for the Libraries Ireland eLibrary User Guides.