Online Library Services

We are delighted to provide an exciting FREE Online Library Service which provides access to:


eBooks & eAudiobooks


Online Language Courses 

Online Newspapers and eMagazines

Online Learning Courses

While libraries are closed due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), you do not need to finalise your application for library membership in the library before using our free Online Library Services.

  • Just fill out the Online Form

  • You will recieve a temporary library number and you can set up a library PIN. With your temporary library number and your PIN you will be able to access our Online Library Services straightaway. 

ALSO NOTE:  During the closure of Cavan Libraries due to the COVID-19 response current library members can still contact us to update their Library membership, obtain their library Account Number, obtain or change their Library PIN or ask for help on accessing our Online Library Services.


Cavan Library Headquarters 049 4378505

Johnston Central Library 049 4378500/8501

Cootehill Library 049 5559873

Bailieborough Library 0429665779


You can register and start using these services on your laptop or PC now. Also you can download the apps, available from Google Play or the Apple App Store, to enjoy these services on your tablet or smart phone.

What do I need?

To access our fantastic online resources you will need

  • To be a registered member of Cavan Library Service (See Join the Library).

  • Your Library Account Number (14 Digit Number on the back of your Library Card)

  • You Library Account 4 digit PIN (If you do not know your PIN contact your local library)      

  • Your email address.                                                                                                                                                                                                            



eBooks & eAudiobooks

BorrowBox offers FREE eBooks and eAudiobooks to all library users.  The growing number of titles can be enjoyed online now.

NOTE: Due to recent changes to our computer system your PIN for accessing your BorrowBox account is no longer your surname.  It is now your 4 digit library membership PIN.  If you have forgotten your PIN just ask a member of staff for help.

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Who can I contact to get help?

You can contact BorrowBox support by sending an email to support@bolindadigital.com.


Digital Magazines

Access FREE digital copies of your favourite magazines with RBdigital Magazines for Libraries. This service offers unlimited access to a wide variety of popular titles, including Marie Claire, Top Gear, The Economist, Men's Health, Good Housekeeping, Android & much more.

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Online Learning Courses

Enjoy FREE access to over 500 online courses with Universal Class, including Computers, Business, Financial Managment, Office Skills, Health and wellness, Crafts and much more!  Study at your own pace and at a time that suits you.

Access Universal Class>>

Help with using Universal Class>>


Online Newspapers

We are delighted to announce our new Online Newspaper Service from PressReader

Read your favourite national and international digital newspapers such as The Irish Independent, Sunday Independent, The Guardian and many more.

Access PressReader

Help with using PressReader


Transparent Language

Transparent Language is now live and ready to explore.  

You can now learn a new language easily using any Internet-connected device.  With this software and technology, learning a language is easier, faster, and more enjoyable for everyone.  Available in 110+ languages! Knowledge in your pocket!

List of Languages Available

This service is available through RBDigital so if you have already registered for our Digital Magazine Service then you are ready to go already!

If you are new to our online services and would like to access Transparent Language Online you can register via the link below   


You can learn on the move with the Transparent Language Online App available the Google Play Store or the Apple Store. 

NOTE: For your first use of the Transparent Language Online App you will have to register with RBDigital in advance.  Having completed registration you will be given credentials to sign in to your downloaded app.