Digital Library

Marine Society’s Digital Library app is a unique way to provide seafarers with books either at sea or in port. Price is per ship per annum.

The easy-to-use app offers the possibility of thousands of downloadable books in multiple languages (English, Russian, Hindi, Spanish, Tagalog, and more) to be borrowed for free through a smartphone or tablet.

It’s portable and flexible and books can be downloaded and read without access to Wi-Fi.

In our continually growing library we have books to meet everyone’s taste – every genre of fiction and non-fiction. Also, books that support continued professional development including maritime and language studies. Access to a recreational library is recommended by the Maritime Labour Convention. Recent research has proven that reading can encourage relaxation more than other activities and its benefits for helping combat loneliness and isolation are well documented.

At Marine Society we have experience in providing crew libraries for over 100 years and we’re convinced of the contribution books can make to the welfare of seafarers. The Digital Library app is the 21st century solution and has already been adopted by a number of major shipping companies.



  • Thousands of books available
  • Multiple languages
  • Supports crew welfare
  • Supports continued professional development
  • Access to books with or without Wi-Fi
  • Available on Chromebook, iOS, Android, Windows 8 and 10
  • Download to read offline
  • Adopted by major shipping companies


Find out more! Contact: E: T: 020 7654 7012

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