While the library is closed – if you have access to the internet and have a PC, phone or tablet which can download Apps, you can have free access to books in a different way – give the library Apps a try. Have a look at the chart below and see what you could use.
You can’t argue with free emagazines, ebooks and audio books at the moment! An amazing service!
There is a great section on the library website which gives a guide for the Apps
All you need is your library number from your library card and your library pin number. Don’t worry if you have forgotten your pin number – you can retrieve it on the library website –
www.librarieswest.org.uk – Click on ‘login’ and then ‘Forgot my pin’
If you are not a library member – don’t worry – you can join the library online during the closures, so you can still use these services
You can download the Apps from your App store on your device, or from the library website links then you follow the instructions for each one.
• Don’t be put off by the fact that not all audio books or ebooks are instantly available. You can always find one you want to read instantly and it is quite fun having them queued up by date. They don’t always take as long as they say to become available.
• On some devices they will download instantly but on others you may need to prompt the download
• You can change the size of the font on ereader but not the font itself
• With audio books you can have a listen to a ‘trial’ first – with an audio book, who is reading it is as important as the author!
• The audio books will renew for over 40 days and the ebooks for over 20 days
• The magazines (a really great range of 136 titles – from Chat to Good Housekeeping to Gardeners World to Cycling Plus to National Geographic to Radio Times. You will be pleasantly surprised at what is there) can also be downloaded and they stay on your device – no automatic checkout date
• You can set up the magazines to automatically download new issue
A poster providing more information about the apps is available here: poster