BorrowBox is coming to Wolverhampton's libraries - putting the latest collection of bestselling eBooks and eAudiobooks at people's fingertips.

Library members will be able 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 3 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.

Library members will be able to BorrowBox free of charge from next Friday (1 December, 2017).

Councillor John Reynolds, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "We are delighted to be teaming up with BorrowBox to launch this excellent free service next week.

"There will be 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 from next Friday - and if you are not already a member, BorrowBox is just another great reason to join for free."

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.

Councillor Reynolds added: "At a time when library services in other parts of the country are being cut back, we have a clear commitment to developing and maintaining a thriving library network here in Wolverhampton - one that meets the needs of customers today, and in the future."

It's free to join Wolverhampton's libraries. To find out more, please visit Type=articles;Articleid=1703;Title=Libraries;.

  • released: Friday 24 November, 2017