RNIB Reading Services online library

Through our Reading Services, book lovers can get the best in literature on their favourite formats. We have the UK's largest library of books in accessible formats and offer digital downloads as well as great reading in DAISY CD, USB, braille and giant print.

A customer using an iPad and headphones to read a book

You can use the RNIB Reading Services online library and borrow from us, for free, if you sign up and join.
Once signed up, not only will you be able to download RNIB's Talking Books, there are lots of special features to enjoy:

  • Choose from more than 26,000 titles to download from the online library using a smartphone, tablet or computer. 
  • You won't need to renew your books; you can download and keep them until you’re finished.

  • Talking Books are available to download in DAISY format and will work on DAISY players. So, you can enjoy higher audio quality, as well as any useful navigation included in the book.

  • You can read eBraille books. This groundbreaking new format is in response to feedback from book lovers who read braille. You can download braille books and read them on an electronic braille display, such as the Orbit Reader 20.

Sign up to the RNIB Reading Services online library  


Frequently Asked Questions

To find out more about RNIB's Reading Services library visit our popular FAQs section. Here you will find out everything from who is allowed to access this service to how to reset your password.

Dolphin EasyReader

You can access the service using the Dolphin EasyReader once you are signed up. On this page you can find more information.

RNIB OverDrive

RNIB OverDrive will close on Sunday 31 May 2020 as, since its launch in 2014, developments in technology mean we have fresh ways to deliver our library collection to customers. Our new library platform allows us to grow our service. Existing accounts will not be automatically transferred to the new Reading Services, so if you are a member of OverDrive you will need to set up a new account.

We have extended the closing date in order to give existing members time to finish any books they are reading and set up a new account on RNIB's Reading Services online library.  If you are a current OverDrive customer, you will need to sign up to the RNIB Library again and ensure your details are up to date. Please sign up to the new platform and register again with us before 30 April 2020.