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Library Services
Carnegie Library
12 Main Street,
Ayr, KA8 8EB
Tel: 01292 286385
Fax: 01292 611593

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What's Popular

Enjoyed a good read? Tell us about it. Did you know you can share your thoughts about your latest read? With the click of a mouse you can leave a star rating on the catalogue or type out a review. Or if you fancy a chat about it why not join one of our book groups?

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eMagazines

Zinio eMagazine service, the world's largest newstand is now available for South Ayrshire Library members. Enjoy full digital copies of your favourite magazines for free on any mobile device.

Zinio magazines may be read on a wide variety of apps available for many mobile devices. Click on the device that best suits your needs to download your free app now: PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and Blackberry Playbook or visit Zinio's Mobile Apps.

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Checkout eBooks and Audio Books

Easy to use, available 24/7, no late fees - Browse, Checkout, Download

South Ayrshire Libraries offer a FREE eBook and eAudio service which can be accessed from home or on the go. All you need is a device to enjoy your eBooks on such as a computer, eBook Reader, smart phone or tablet, an internet connection and a valid South Ayrshire Library card and a PIN.

To view the titles available or to download eReads visit our eRead website.

eBooks and devices

Help and Advice

For instructions on how to download eBooks and audio books, or to check if your device is compatible with our eBook service visit OverDrive, our ebook service provider’s Help Guide.

  • Due to Amazon's restrictions in the UK, OverDrive eBooks can currently only be used on the Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD series of tablets not the standard Kindle series of eBook readers.
Quick Reads

Quick Reads

Start a new chapter. If you're too busy for long books; want a quick read for the train, tube or bus; or think reading is difficult or dull, Quick Reads are for you.

Browse all our quick read titles. If you would like more information please visit the Quick Reads website.

Digital Audiobooks - Playaways

Playaway - Ready to go Audio

Playaways are the newest way to listen to your favourite books 'on the go'. Playaways are an audiobook and player all-in-one. They are lightweight and small so they are easily carried around. Each one comes preloaded with an entire story in digital sound quality, so you don't need CD's or cassettes. Playaways have an automatic bookmark function so they will remember your place when they are turned off. You can even control the speed of the narrator's voice.

What titles are available?

Our collection is currently housed at Alloway, Carnegie, Coylton, Forehill, Girvan, Maybole, Prestwick and Troon libraries. There is a mix of both adult and children's titles to choose from. We will be adding new titles each month and requests can be made.

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