Library customers in the City of Wolverhampton can now access the latest bestselling eBooks and eAudiobooks at their fingertips – and for free.
The City of Wolverhampton Council has signed up to BorrowBox, enabling library members to download over 600 favourite eBooks and 630 eAudiobooks for free via the BorrowBox library on any Apple iOS and Google Android phone, tablet or computer.
Titles can be borrowed for free for a period of three weeks, at which point they can be renewed or will automatically be deleted from people’s devices, meaning customers won’t be fined for forgetting to return books on time.
Councillor John Reynolds, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: “At a time when library services in other parts of the country are being cut back, we are continuing to invest in our libraries here in the City of Wolverhampton – and BorrowBox is the latest in a long line of exciting developments which is bringing improved services to our customers.
“BorrowBox offers a great range of titles available including thrillers, drama, romance and suspense from best-selling authors including Ruth Rendell, Bernard Cornwell, James Patterson, Jo Nesbo, Harlan Coben and David Baldacci, as well as children’s titles, non-fiction and biographies.
“These eBooks and eAudiobooks are likely to be particularly popular with busy people who find it hard to make time to go to their local library or who like to listen to books when they are out and about, and also to customers who may have a visual impairment and therefore struggle to read the printed word.
“I would encourage our customers to download the app to enjoy this fantastic new service – and if you are not already a member, BorrowBox is just another great reason to join for free.”
It’s free to join Wolverhampton’s libraries. To find out more, please visit www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/libraries.
BorrowBox is being introduced as part of the City of Wolverhampton Council’s 10-year Transforming Libraries Strategy to create a modern, vibrant and sustainable library service.