Digital Resources for Children

Child reading eComics

Our fantastic collection of online resources includes eBooks, eAudiobooks, eComics and eMagazines for children and young adults, which are free to download.

To use the digital resources you must be based in the UK and be a registered member at a participating Welsh library. If you are already a library member, you can use your library membership number to access the digital resources.


eBooks and eAudioBooks

Poster advertising Borrowbox Children's eBooks Our Borrowbox eBook & eAudio service includes over 20,000 titles and features titles in Welsh and English from top children’s authors such as Michael Morpurgo and Cressida Cowell.

To access these resources, download the Borrowbox app from the App Store or Google Play, register using the instructions below, and start borrowing, downloading and enjoying e-books and e-audiobooks from the Welsh Libraries Borrowbox collections. They can be downloaded into Apple iOS and Google Android devices for limited periods through digital loans. MP3 audio files are accessible and compatible with all devices.

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eMagazines & eComics

Welsh Libraries currently offers over 250 popular magazine titles through the RBdigital eMagazine service, which features popular magazines such as ‘National Geographic Kids,’ ‘Storytime’, and Welsh-language title ‘Mellten’. RBdigital e-magazine service has titles in the areas of photography, computers, history, art and many others.

Welsh Libraries are also proud to be offering an enhanced eComics service from April 2020, which will include over 3,500 titles. The enhanced collection includes popular Disney titles such as Frozen, Mulan & Finding Nemo, as well as Marvel classics such as Spiderman and The Incredible Hulk, and other top comics such as Transformers, Star Trek, and Ghostbusters.

Dr. Mel Gibson, Associate Professor, Northumbria University & Comics scholar commented –

“It is lovely to see this free collection of mainstream eComics made available for readers of all ages.”

The eMagazines and eComics collections can be accessed through either the RBdigital app or website, and are available free through your library membership in Wales. For further information on how to access these resources, click here, or visit your local library website.


Digital Reference Sources

You will find a wealth of digital reference sources in your library’s online collections, such as encyclopedias, biographies, dictionaries and newspapers, which are very useful sources to help with homework or other research queries. Discover what is available to you through your local library website here.


National Library of Wales Electronic Resources

The National Library of Wales offers a wide range of free online resources, including newspapers, reference resources and journals. To access these remotely, you will need to use your National Library of Wales reader’s ticket. To become a member, the online registration form is available here.

Visit the National Library of Wales website to discover the wealth of collections available.