Ebooks, emagazines and audiobooks

If you are a member of Westminster libraries, you will be able to borrow and download ebooks, emagazines and audiobooks for free straight to a dedicated app on your tablet, phone, ebook reader or computer. 

We have improved our emagazine service; customers can now access many more emagazines.

Become a library member

1. Ebooks

Library members can borrow ebooks for free. You will be able to read the ebooks via an app on your computer, tablet, phone or ereader.

Using Cloud Library

Browse, borrow and return ebooks via the Cloud Library website in a browser: 

  1. Log in using your library card and agreeing to the terms.
  2. Browse the catalogue and click on a book. When you press 'Borrow' you can download the app for your device.
  3. You can view all loans in the My Books section.
  4. ​If you have an ereader, use the PC App to load the ebook through a USB connection (see the app support tab for detailed instructions).

You can borrow up to four ebooks for 14 days. You can also reserve 2 more: when these become available, they will be kept for 3 days. 

Whilst you can browse for books online, you will need the dedicated app to download and read them. 

You will not be able to download ebooks using a Westminster library computer or any Kindle product except for the Kindle Fire (see Instructions for Cloud Library on Kindle Fire).

2. Emagazines

Read full digital copies of magazines for free using Westminster libraries' Zinio emagazine service on your computer, smartphone or tablet.

48 different magazine titles are currently available ranging from The Economist to BBC Good Food and much more. 

Zinio is available at any time and there is no limit to the number of magazines you can check out or how long you have them. You can also adjust the magazine font size to suit your needs.

Using Zinio

There is a new Zinio service. Existing Zinio users must re-register before 31 March. 

Existing users can use the same email and password as their old account. Go to 'Create New Account' in the top right corner of the new site to register.

If you already have the Zinio for Libraries app on your device, please sign out then sign back in again with your new account and, if asked, choose 'Hammersmith, Fulham, Kensington, Chelsea, Westminster' from the library dropdown list.

If you are already registered, go to Zinio to view the collection.

If you aren't registered, please set up Zinio on your computer. Follow the instructions for first time users, then read the Zinio library member user guide for more information.

Available magazines

Current titles available
  • 25 Beautiful Homes
  • Auto Express
  • BBC Good Food Magazine
  • BBC History Magazine
  • BBC Music
  • BBC Top Gear Magazine 
  • BBC Wildlife Magazine
  • Computer Shopper
  • Country Living UK
  • Countryfile Magazine
  • Cycling Weekly
  • Digital Camera World
  • Digital SLR Photography
  • Economist - UK edition 
  • Elle UK
  • Empire
  • Esquire UK
  • Gardeners' World
  • GQ (British)
  • Good Housekeeping UK
  • Grazia
  • Harper's Bazaar UK
  • Health & Fitness
  • HELLO! magazine
  • Homes & Gardens
  • Ideal Home
  • iPad & iPhone User
  • Living Etc
  • Lonely Planet Traveller
  • Marie Claire - UK
  • Men's Fitness UK
  • Men's Health UK
  • Mother & Baby
  • National Geographic Interactive
  • New Scientist International Edition
  • New Yorker
  • Newsweek Europe
  • PC Pro
  • Red UK
  • Tatler - UK
  • Total Film
  • Vanity Fair - UK
  • Vogue UK
  • Webuser
  • Woman's Own
  • Woman's Weekly
  • Women's Health UK

3. Audiobooks

There is a new OneClick Digital service. Existing users must re-register before 31 March. Existing users can use the same email and password as their old account.

You can borrow audiobooks in a range of formats from your library and members can also download audiobooks for free. In the online collection there are over 600 best-selling titles including great self-help books and novels for children and teenagers.

How to access online audiobooks

You need a computer with broadband to download your chosen audiobooks. You can then play them on your computer or transfer them to your MP3 player or smartphone.

To get started you will need to sign up to the service:

  • go to OneClick Digital
  • click on 'Register' (top right hand corner)
  • complete the online form using your Westminster library card number 
  • choose the audiobooks you want to download, and follow the instructions 

When you set up an account, the information you provide is only used to identify you at log in and we do not share this information.

You can get more detailed information on how to download, renew or return audiobooks on the OneClick Digital help page.

Last updated: 23 March 2017
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