Libraries launch e-asy way to read and listen to books

24 March 2021

Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Library Service is launching a brilliant new way to download and read eBooks and listen to eAudiobooks.

Any library member will be able to download the new BorrowBox app to their digital devices and access thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks free of charge at any time of the day or night.

BorrowBox will replace the current system on Monday 29 March 2021.  To borrow eBooks or eAudiobooks after this date, members will need to move to Borrowbox.

Library members will be able to download the BorrowBox app from the Apple app store for iOS users and the Google Play store for Android users. Kindle Fire users can also download the app, while PC users can access BorrowBox through the website.

Once downloaded, members simply then choose Cheshire West and Chester Libraries in the app, enter their library card number and PIN plus their email address.

The Council’s Director of Environment and Communities, Maria Byrne said: “BorrowBox is a new app that offers a brand new and wider collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks with an app that is accessible, intuitive and simple to operate and enjoy.  It will also offer virtually every eBook previously available, as well as some great new titles.

She added: “BorrowBox is like having an entire portable library on your phone, tablet or computer. There’s something for everyone, including bestsellers, award winners and new releases for adults, young people and children.”

Members will be able to borrow up to five eBooks and five eAudiobooks at any one time, and each item can be borrowed for 21 days.

Order and Collect is available while the borough’s libraries remain closed.  More information is available at the Order and Collect web page.

Libraries also have a wide range of on-line groups and zoom events on offer at: www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/libraries

Find out more on social media (Facebook @cwaclibrary and Twitter @cwaclibraries).

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