E-books and audio books

E-books and audio books

The National Library offers a wide range of e-books and audiobooks to its readers, completely free of charge. With a collection that includes both scientific and leisure materials, there is something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to expand your knowledge with the latest research or simply unwind with a great read, the BnL’s digital offerings are an excellent resource with convenient access to thousands of titles.

Academic e-books

The National Library gives you access to variety of academic e-books through multiple providers.


O’Reilly offers tech and business content from more than 250 publishers, world-renowned innovators and corporate leaders. This platform includes more than 45,000 book titles plus over 30,000 hours of video, case studies, interactive tutorials, audio books, and videos from O’Reilly’s global conferences and of the world’s best publishers

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Cambridge Core

Cambridge Core publishes a wide range of research monographs, academic reference, textbooks, books for professionals, and large numbers of books aimed at graduate students. Access includes the Cambridge Companion as well as the Cambridge Histories series.

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Cairn’s collection includes about 15,000 titles and covers, among others, the humanities and social sciences as well as art, law and economics. You can also access the Repères collection, pocket encyclopaedias and scientific journals.

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De Gruyter

De Gruyter offers a rich mix of book types for all levels of research such as monographs, textbooks or handbooks. You have access to the complete ebook collection published by de Gruyter as well as its publisher partners Princeton University Press, EDP Sciences, Transcript and many more.  

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Oxford Scholarship Online

The Oxford Scholarship Online platform offers more than 19,000 e-books from the world-renowned scholarly list of Oxford University Press, spanning subjects across the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law.

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General interest e-books

To access this offer from ebooks.lu, you may have to install additional software.


With Onleihe, you can borrow and read e-books in German. You’ll find exactly what you’re looking for in its vast catalogue of titles ranging from novels, non-fiction works, travel guides or cookery books.

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On Libby, you will find English-language e-books, such as novels, non-fiction and travel guides as well as audio books in English and German.

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With Numilog you have access to more than 5,500 e-books and audio books in French, including novels, non-fiction and travel guides.

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About ebooks.lu

With ebooks.lu you can borrow e-books and audio books in French, German and English for free. The offer was launched in 2015 on the initiative of the Conseil supérieur des bibliothèques and the National Library. The implementation of this service and its management were entrusted to the Consortium Luxembourg division and the IT division of the National Library, which work in close cooperation with the participating public libraries.

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