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LiveWire’s eBooks and Audiobooks are free to borrow from the download library via one easy to use app.

Titles can be enjoyed immediately through a browser for those items transferred to a variety of devices, including the Apple iPad, Sony Reader, Amazon Fire and many others.

You can download the RBdigital app from iTunes and Google Play.

Getting started

A library card and personal email address is required to use the free service. 

To join a library visit a local library or join online. 

RBdigital is a free app which lets you borrow and read eBooks and listen to Audiobooks from LiveWire Libraries. This app is available from iTunes store or Google Play.

During the set up of the app you will be asked to select your authority.  Search for LiveWire Warrington Libraries.

Once you have selected your authority, you will be required to create an account with using your library card number and email address.

When an account has been created you can browse and download any of LiveWire’s eBook and Audiobooks from the collection.

Titles can be loaned for 14 days. If you finish your titles before the 14 days you can return them and download another! It’s simple!



For PC/MAC users eBooks and Audiobooks can be downloaded here.

To register you will need a library card and email address.

As part of the registration you will be asked to select your authority.  Search for LiveWire Warrington Libraries.

As we buy in the e-book/e-audio service from an external supplier, LiveWire cannot assist with any of the technical problems that may arise. Therefore, we advise customers to email details of their issues to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the team at WFHowes to assist you directly.

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