Free online reading and reference information

There is a wide variety of free online reading available if you have a Camden library membership.

If you don't have a library membership, you can join today:

Join the library

When you complete the joining form you will receive a temporary membership ID, starting with the prefix CAM. To access our digital library, you need to come in to one of our libraries with photo ID and proof of address (or two forms of proof of address if you don't have photo ID) to confirm your membership and get your library card. 

e-Books, e-Audio, e-Newspapers and e-Magazines

  • BorrowBox - borrow, download and enjoy the latest e-audiobooks with the BorrowBox library app
  • Libby - e-books, e-audiobooks, magazines and comics
  • PressReader - a huge range of UK and international newspapers and magazines 

Mobile apps are available. Registration may be required. 

Online reference databases

Camden Library Services subscribes to a number of online reference resources not otherwise available on the free web. You can access these with your Camden libraries membership number.

Access our: Online reference resources

These include Ancestry, Oxford dictionaries and reference, Who's Who, newspaper archives and more.