Did you know West Sussex Library Service offers a 24-hour virtual library service with free access to a wide range of eBooks and audio books?
The service is completely free and you can get your books online at any time of the day – or night.
Library customers can borrow seven eBook titles and 10 eAudio titles for up to three weeks, there are no loan charges and loans automatically expire at the end of the lending period so there are no late fees.
There also 100 magazines to download covering gardening, cookery, cars, computers and other popular subjects.
There are 3600 eBook and 1300 eAudio titles to choose from.
To borrow an eBook all you need is your library card number and PIN. If you do not know your PIN you can ask at your local library or it can be requested online via the WSCC website.
You can use many of the popular ereaders and tablets such as Kindle Fires, Ipads, and android tablets and phones.
Please check the website for compatible devices.
You can also listen to an eAudiobook on a mobile device (e.g. tablet, smartphone etc.)
Around 1,300 eBooks are downloaded every single month and 1,880 eMagazines.
David Barling, West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet Member for residents’ services with responsibility for the library service, said: “Ever since we launched our e-lending service in September it’s gone from strength to strength.
“eBooks are increasingly popular and for many they are the preferred way to enjoy reading. We add to our titles all the time and the feedback we have had from customers is very positive.”
On Monday, June 8th anyone who wants to find out how to download eBooks to their computers, smartphones or eBook readers can pop along to Worthing Library between 10.00 am and noon for a free session where staff will help.
There’s no need to book. There will be a number of staff on hand to help customers access these services on their devices for the first time, troubleshoot any difficulties they may have experienced and answer any queries.
You can find out more about the eLibrary by visiting your local library, or online at: https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/libraries/elibrary/