Wolverhampton's library service has extended the range of titles available online through BorrowBox.

Like many other City of Wolverhampton Council services, the city’s 16 libraries are currently closed to the public because of the coronavirus pandemic.

However library members can still get hold of the latest collection of bestselling eBooks and eAudiobooks – for free.

Customers can choose from hundreds of favourite eBooks and eAudiobooks through the BorrowBox library via 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.

For more information, go to Libraries.    

Councillor Harman Banger, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: “Hundreds of library members are enjoying a wealth of eBooks and eAudioBooks through BorrowBox, and with most of us set to spend a prolonged period of time at home, the service will really come into its own in the coming weeks.

“There is a great range of titles available including thrillers, drama, romance and suspense from best-selling authors including Lee Child, Ruth Rendell, James Patterson, Jo Nesbo, Harlan Coben and David Baldacci, as well as non fiction and children’s titles by popular authors such as David Walliams, JK Rowling and David Baddiel. 

"We've just added a further 350 bestselling adult and children’s books and audio books to keep people entertained during these uncertain times. I would encourage all our customers to download the app today and get borrowing – and if you’re not already a member of Wolverhampton’s library service, BorrowBox is just another great reason to join for free.”

Meanwhile, customers are advised that fines will be waived for physical books and other items which become overdue while libraries are closed.
It's free to join Wolverhampton's libraries. To find out more, and to sign up, please visit Libraries.    

There’s lots of advice on how people can protect themselves and their families from coronavirus at NHS - Coronavirus (COVID-19). For further information and guidance, please also visit the council’s own coronavirus pages.  

The council has also launched a new Stay Safe, Be Kind social campaign offering clear and simple advice about how people can help themselves, and how they can support others who may be particularly vulnerable at this time. For more information, please visit Stay Safe, Be Kind.