Library members are able to download from a choice of over 1,300 favourite eBooks and eAudiobooks 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.
Already hundreds of customers are enjoying BorrowBox - available via Type=articles;Articleid=1703;Title=Libraries; and representatives from BorrowBox and the library service will be holding a drop in session at the Civic Centre, St Peter's Square, Wolverhampton, from 10am on Monday (29 January) for people who want to find out more about the service or who want to suggest titles which they would like to be added to the collection.
Councillor John Reynolds, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "Hundreds of people have already downloaded the app and registered for this excellent free service since it launched in December.
"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 biographies and children's titles by authors such as David Walliams, JK Rowling and David Baddiel.
"eBooks and eAudiobooks are 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 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."
BorrowBox was 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 26 January, 2018