Libraries in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead have become the latest to offer eBook and digital audiobook downloads.
Powered by digital content distributor OverDrive, the service allows users to check out titles with a library card, and download titles to a PC, Mac, or Windows Mobile phone.
Most digital titles, including best sellers from popular authors like James Patterson, can be transferred to supported mobile devices such as standalone readers.
“Adding eBook and audiobook downloads enhances the library experience while providing the convenience of anytime, anywhere access to a host of downloadable content,” said Cllr Simon Dudley, the council’s cabinet member for adult and community services. “Many library customers are spending more time on the Internet, and we can now better serve those customers with a collection of digital offerings that are available online.”
The borough’s libraries join those from Essex, Luton in offering eBook lending and others are expected to follow suit shortly.