Staffordshire County Council’s libraries service has the answer to lightening your holiday luggage.
Whether going abroad or staying closer to home, Staffordshire Libraries’ large range of e-books, e-audio and e-magazines means no-one has to worry about cramming heavy books into their case or carry on.
It’s easy to sign up for this FREE service and, using the new for 2016 Staffordshire e-Hub online catalogue, choose from over 5,500 (5,507) fiction and non-fiction e-books and audio.
‘Woman’s Own’, ‘Hello’ and ‘Auto Express’ are amongst the 362 e-magazine titles also available to online members.
County Councillor Gill Heath, Cabinet Member responsible for Staffordshire’s libraries says that library e-loans have come a long way in recent years, and anyone who hasn’t used Staffordshire’s digital services before is in for a pleasant surprise.
In 2015/2016 almost 80,000 (78,884) e-books, e-audio and e-magazines were loaned, which equates to an average of over 6,500 each month – a rise of 16.4% on the previous year.
There were nearly 900,000 (881,204) virtual visits to our online library services in the same period, an average of 73,000 per month.
Running out of space for holiday reading materials needn’t be a problem anymore,” Gill continued “Online members can borrow up to five e-books or audio at a place and time to suit them.
And as the loan is automatically cancelled from the device at the end of the loan period, there’s no chance of incurring any charges.
Online members can borrow as many e-magazines as they like for as long as they like.
I urge any keen readers planning a holiday, or short break, to visit the Staffordshire Libraries’ webpages and find out how to make the most of our FREE digital library services.
British-born thriller writer Lee Child has continued to dominate the e-book charts over recent weeks with his Jack Reacher novels, Not a Drill currently the top issuing title.
The top-issuing e-audio title is Agatha Raisin and the Spoonful of Poison by M.C.Beaton.
All the information needed to access Staffordshire Libraries FREE e-loan services and how to become an online member can be found on the libraries website at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/libraries