A London council is offering local residents courses on how to use its ebook library.
Richmond Council is offering owners of Sony, Nook and Kobo readers, plus tablet owners a short demonstration on how to borrow books from its eLibrary or read them online using the Public Library Online Service.
Cabinet Member for Community, Business, and Culture, Cllr Gareth Evans, said: “Downloading books is quick and easy – there are no late fees or automatic returns as the books expire after the loan period.
“The service is open 24 hours a day 365 days of the year – even when the library is closed so you will never be without a good book!”
Richmond Council’s eLibrary contains hundreds of eBooks and eAudiobooks that are free to download, all you need is a library card, PIN and an internet connection.
The Council’s quick start guide will give you all the information needed to start using the service. Items from the eLibrary can be transferred to selected eBook readers, mobile devices or simply read on your computer.
The next session takes place on Monday, October 21, from 11am until 11.30am at the Information and Reference Library, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond.
Help and advice can be found on the Council’s eLibrary home page or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.