Online Library & eResources

Access eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eNewspapers and online learning courses.

All our online resources are available to every Library member, completely free of charge.

To access a Quick Start Guide, click here.

Becoming a Library is also completely free, and has never been easier.  Either call into any one of our Branch Libraries to sign up, or alternatively, complete and submit an online form here. *

*If you fill out an online form, please then call into your local Branch Library to complete your membership and collect your Library card.


BorrowBox   eBooks and eAudiobooks

BorrowBox is an online eBook and eAudiobook service that allows our Library members to download items on to their devices.  This service works on the same principle as checking out a physical book from the Library in that you are permitted to have the item on your device for 3 weeks at a time. 

Click here to access BorrowBox.

Click here for a video tutorial on how to use this service.


       LOTE-Online-for-Kids_flag-border    LOTE Online for Kids

Бібліотеки Лонгфорду з радістю повідомляють вам, що на веб-сайті нашої бібліотеки з’явився новий безкоштовний онлайн-ресурс для дітей з історіями на 50 мовах, включаючи украінську мову.

Longford Libraries are pleased to announce that we have a new free online storytime resource for children with stories in over 50 languages including Ukrainian.

LOTE Online for Kids allows children to enjoy the magic of books in World Languages from the comfort of home.  Each book is provided with an English translation to help develop multilingual reading and listening skills. 

To login to LOTE Online for Kids, scroll to the bottom of the homepage and type "Longford County Council" into the box labelled "Find your Library to login".  Click "Go" and on the following page, enter your Library card number and click "Submit".  You can now select the language in which you wish to listen to stories. 

Languages include Ukrainian, Polish, Russian, Arabic, Cantonese, Portuguese (Brasilian), French, and many, many more.

Click here to access LOTE Online for Kids


        Comic Plus  Comics

With Comics Plus®, through Library Pass, library readers have unlimited access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from popular publishers like ABDO, Andrews McMeel, Archie Comics, BOOM! Studios, Capstone, Dark Horse, Dynamite, Graphic Mundi, Humanoids, IDW, Lerner, Kodansha, TKO Studios, Tokyopop, Valiant, Yen Press, and many more.  No holds, wait lists or monthly borrowing limits - all available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!  All you need is a valid library card and PIN.

To access Children's Library Click here

To access Full Library for older audience Click here


null   eMagazines

Libby, by Overdrive offers our Library members full-colour, interactive, digital magazines.  You can download publications from a great variety of genres including current affairs, politics, fashion, technology, travel, hobbies ... and much, much more!

Click here to access Libby.

Click here for information on how to use Libby.

Click here for FAQs about Libby.

Note:  eMagazines moved from RB Digital to the Libby App on Monday April 26th 2021.  Access to titles in RB Digital will end on April 30th 2021.  All titles that were available in RB Digital, are also available in the Libby App.


null  Language Courses 

Transparent Languages offers interactive and engaging courses on over 120 languages.

Click here to access Transparent Languages.

Click here for a video tutorial on how to use this service.


null  eNewspapers

PressReader is an online news-stand that provides our Library members with access to thousands of the world's most popular newspapers and magazines, including Irish titles.  

Click here to access PressReader.

Click here for a video tutorial on how to use this service.  


Universal Class  eLearning Courses

Universal Class offers our Library members a unique online learning experience, with over 400 courses to choose from.  

Click here to register to Universal Class.  You will need your Library card number and PIN to register.

Click here to access this service.

Click here for a video tutorial on how to use this service.  Genealogy Resource is a valuable genealogy resource tool.  This resource is only available on our Library Branch network, so if you wish to avail of it please, please call in to your local Branch Library.


        null    The Irish Times Digital Archive

The Irish Times Digital Archive is available online at all Longford County Library branches through The archive contains the entire Irish Times from it's first edition in 1859 to the present. It is fully searchable - just enter your search term and then view the results or else browse the paper by selecting the edition you require.

Click here to access this service.