search banner



Can't find what you're looking for? We can help with that!

Use our library catalogue search box to find materials to borrow, including books, movies, music, and magazines.

For digital materials, explore our downloadLibrary; a searchable catalogue that allows you to look for the latest in ebooks, audiobooks and streaming videos. You can also search our Idea Exchange website for information on just about any topic. Still not sure where to start? Search for thousands of articles from our online databases.

Library Catalogue









Downloadable Media

Borrow books and music anytime, anywhere, using these free online services. All you need is a computer, tablet or smartphone - and your library membership, of course!

downloadLibrary, powered by Overdrive

Checkout & download hundreds of free eBooks from the Cambridge Libraries! Read on your computer, Kobo, Sony Reader, Apple, Android or Blackberry device. All you need to get started is a valid library card, an internet connection & free software.

Use downloadLibrary | eBook Help  |  Help from OverDrive | Get the Overdrive Media Console app for Apple  Android  Blackberry


Stream or download thousands of songs, free and legal, from the catalog of artists represented by Sony Music Entertainment.  Stream up to 3 hours of music every day and download what you want, up to 5 songs every week (that’s 260 free downloads a year), and they are yours to keep. If you download to your computer, songs can be transferred to any MP3 player, and can be loaded into iTunes.

Use Freegal | Get the Freegal app for Apple  Android


Read the latest full-colour magazines for free on your computer, tablet, or smartphone! Choose from 50 popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number you can download. Find out how to get started [PDF], read the Zinio FAQs [PDF], and see what magazines we offer [PDF]

Use Zinio | Get the Zinio for Libraries app to read offline: Apple  Android  Kindle Fire