Help for Online Resources

Here you will find some additional information about the Online Services and how to use them.

Borrow Box: Ebooks & E-Audio Books

websiteimage-286x203BorrowBox is the portal for our new Ebooks and e-Audio Books collection. You can also download the Borrow Box App for your Smartphone or Tablet computer through the Google Play store or the Apple App Store. If you have a Kindle Fire Tablet please follow the installation instructions available at

Go to Borrowbox or Open your App.

You will need to select your Library (Monaghan County Council Library Service)

You will then be asked for:

  • 6 digit Library Card number located under the Barcode at the back of your Library Card
  • Your Password. This is your Library PIN number. If you havent been given a PIN number for your card, please contact your local library. (It’s the same PIN number you use to access the Public PC’s or Library WiFi network)
  • An email address. ‌


You can start browsing straight away.

Decide if you want to search for Ebooks or E-Audio Books.

How to download an Audio Book From Borrowbox (PDF)

How To Download an Ebook (PDF)

**The Borrowbox App is available to download through the Play store or App Store**

Zinio For Libraries – Digital Magazines


Zinio offers Free access to a wide variety of Magazine titles, including magazines like Marie Claire, Top Gear, The Economist, Men’s Health, 220 Triathlon, Runners World, Android & Much More.

To Register you will need to visit Zinio Magazine Library and click on ‘Create Account’ on the top right hand of page.

You will be asked for :

  • Your 6 digit Library Card number
  • An email address
  • Create a password. (This email and password combination will be used for all future log ins)


Zinio Instructions for Android Devices (Google Play Store Apps) (PDF)

Zinio Instructions for iOS Devices (Apple/App Store) (PDF)

Zinio Instructions for Kindle Fire (Amazon) (PDF)

**You can download the ‘Zinio for Libraries’ App from the Play Store or App Store for your phone or tablet.** This will allow you to download magazines and read them offline. ‌

Universal Class – 500+ Online Courses

universal_class_web-282x267Universal Class is a self-paced forum for Online Learning. The courses are not just tutorials; they are real. They include lessons, exams, assignments, discussion boards and an instructor to help you master the learning outcomes. The Courses are not FETAC accredited but could act as a useful springboard to prepare you for a return to study, or perhaps to support a course you are currently undertaking.


To start an Online course you will need:

  • Your 6 Digit Library Card Number
  • An email address
  • Complete a short registration process


Once you have completed the registration process an email will be sent to the email address which you supplied. You will need to click on the link sent within this email to Verify your account. Your email address MUST be verified before you can begin a course.

The complete list of courses are available to view here: Universal Class Complete Course listings 2015 (PDF)

Once you have selected the Course you would like to take, click the ‘Join this Couse’ green button beside the course details and follow the complete step-by-step instructions.

Mango Languages

mangolanguageswebsite-325x217Mango Languages is a fun and interactive way to learn 70 International Languages.

In order to get started you will need:

  • Your 6 Digital Library Card Number

You can log in using your 6 digital library card number in the ‘Guest Access’ box. However, if you wish to keep track of your progress it is advised that you set up an account.

You can do this by clicking ‘Log In’ on the top right hand corner. You will then be asked for:

  • Your Name
  • Your Email Address
  • A Password
  • Your Library Card Number


Once you have created an account you can use the email and password combination for future log ins.

Select ‘All Languages’ to view the complete list of Languages available. Once you decided upon which language you would like to learn simply click ‘Get Started’ and follow the simple step by step instructions.

**Mango Languages App is available for Free download through the Play Store and App Store**

Proquest International Newspaper Database

proquestinternational-600x292Proquest database offers access to 939 National & International Newspapers as well as 112 News Wire feeds.




To get started you will need:

  • Your 6 digit Library Card number
  • Proquest offers the follow searching options:
  • Basic Search – Type in a word or phrase and search.
    Advanced Search – Search within search field such as author, publication title, persons, location, publication type etc.
  • Publication search – Search for specific Publications and search within specific publications.


You may find the following You Tube Videos useful:

Proquest Basic Search Tutorial

Proquest Advanced Search

Proquest Search Results

Proquest Publications Search

Proquest also enables you to create a ‘My Research’ Folder to save your results and provides Citation/Reference details which can be used in Bibliographies etc.