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eMagazines from Libby

You can now enjoy 1000s of popular magazine titles such as Cosmopolitan, Libby_mascotBBC Good Food, and Country Life for free with your library membership - all available to download and read on any device 24/7. 

Digital magazines through Libby have no waiting lists or reservations, do not count towards checkout limits and provide you with the option to renew your selections. You may browse and instantly borrow titles then start reading for free with a valid library card. This service is compatible with all major computers and devices, iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets and Chromebook™. All titles automatically expire at the end of the lending period and there are no late fees. You can also download titles onto Libby for offline use.

To get started just download the Libby app, find your library and enter your library card number, or visit the OverDrive website.

Libraries open

Cheshire East libraries are open for browsing and borrowing, with Covid-19 safety measures in place. You can also place holds on items. Computer use and the Customer Service Desk (Blue Badge, Benefits, Railcards) are available by appointment only. We continue to offer an order and collect service for those of you who don’t feel ready to come in to the library just yet.

How to use your free local Library Order & Collect service: 

  • Ring or email your local library with the details. Please note that library staff will be available for limited hours only
  • Provide your library card number as well as your contact details
  • Provide a brief description of the number and type of books you require. Please be aware that the availability of books is limited to what is on the library shelves. Regrettably specific book requests can’t be placed at this time

The library staff will choose books for you up to a maximum of 8 each time. They will issue them to your library card and arrange a collection time with you. You can also return books when you come to collect.

Please wear a face covering when collecting your books. 

Springboard Work Hubs are available by appointment only at CreweHolmes Chapel and Macclesfield. Please check the library's web page for days and times available and details of how to book an appointment.

BorrowBox_Gateway_compact_RHSeBooks and eAudiobooks from BorrowBox

You can now enjoy a fantastic collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks on your mobile devices, via the BorrowBox library app, or use the service online if you're using a computer or a traditional e-reader.

To get the app, install BorrowBox on your Apple iOS or Android device from the App store or Google play store.

To start borrowing immediately, select Cheshire East and Cheshire West Libraries within the app and enter your library card number and PIN/Password. It’s that simple, just browse, borrow and download bestselling titles today.

You can loan up to five eBooks and five eAudiobooks at any one time and place holds on items that are out on loan.

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The Futures Wonder Lab® Challenge is an innovation ideas challenge, inspiring you to be problem-solvers for the planet, using your imagination and creativity. This involves wondering how to fix a problem, having ideas, dreaming big and thinking the impossible to invent ways to protect our planet.

We know that young people care about their world, so we launched the Flow In Action Futures Wonder Lab® Challenge to empower children and young people aged 5-16  in Cheshire East as problem-solvers for the planet. Find out more in our Futures Wonder Lab® video.

We’ll share a new Futures Wonder Lab® Challenge with you on the first Saturday of each month throughout the year. You can choose to take on the latest challenge or any of the previous challenges at any point. You'll find details of the challenges that have been launched so far on the Hazu platform.

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We want you to have incredible ideas. All ideas are good ideas, as long as there is no harm to people or planet. Have your idea, make a poster and/or make a model. You could make a video too. Share your creations by emailing with a photo (.jpg/.png) or video (.mp4), or post your entry to Holmes Chapel Library, London Road, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire CW4 7AP.

Tell us your name for your certificate and your local library. Please do not include your faces or names on the front of your poster, photo or video, for child safeguarding reasons. We’ll use your initials when we display them in our online gallery or you can give us an avatar name if you prefer. Find out more about how to take part (PDF, 281KB) and how to share your ideas (PDF, 262KB).

Make your voices heard as the new generation of problem-solvers for the planet!

Privacy policy: We need to record your child's name, age and contact details (email and/or telephone) in order for them to take part. The information we will upload to the Hazu platform with your child's design will only include your child's initials or avatar (screen name) and their nearest library. No personal information is passed on to Futures Wonder Lab® and once the challenge has ended, all electronic recordings containing personal information relating to the challenge will be deleted by the end of December 2021.