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Getting Started Using the Service

Welcome to Listening Books!

With access to thousands of books, plus audio newspapers and magazines, we are sure you will find lots of great titles to enjoy in our collection. 

To Get Started

1. Login to your account using the username and password you created when joining

2. In the top right of the screen, select Browse Books

3. You can filter titles by subject or keystage, or scroll through all pages. To find out more about a title click on the book image

4. Select Stream/Download to borrow the book and then Confirm Borrow

5. Finally Select Listen Now in Browser to begin listening to your book.

If you prefer to download titles, you can do so using the Libby app on your phone or tablet. This is a free app provided by our download and streaming partner OverDrive.  Add your Listening Books account to begin browsing our book collection. 

Do you have further instructions?

We've included instructions in your Dashboard that you may find helpful for using the service, and we've included two of the most popular instructional videos below.  If you would like help from one of the team, you can contact us on 020 7407 9417 or at