Thousands of ebooks now offered at libraries (1)
Our district libraries are now offering one of the largest, per capita, ebook collections in the country.
Teaming up with supplier Baker & Taylor and their innovative Axis 360 Digital Media Library, the libraries now have access to more than 4,000 free ebooks and audiobooks for library members to check out.
“While our borrowers have been using ebooks for some time, there is now a much greater range available for them to download onto their own device,” Jeremy Langley, the Libraries Digital Services Coordinator, says.
“The fact that customers can borrow books anywhere at any time and customise their reading experience, such as increasing font size if they’re visually impaired, is very appealing. Another bonus is that there are no overdue fees because on the day your ebook is due to be checked in, it simply disappears from your device.”
Free ebook classes will be held in early May for anyone who wants to learn how to check out ebooks and load them to a device:
- Paraparaumu Library: Tuesday 5 May, 10-11am
- Waikanae Library: Wednesday 6 May, 2-3pm
- Ōtaki Library: Thursday 7 May, 10-11am
If you are interested, please email and tell us what class you want to attend and what device you will be bringing with you.