Hun­dreds of dig­i­tal books on of­fer at Manawatu¯ li­braries

Feilding-Rangitikei Herald - - Taihape - SAM KILMIS­TER

Manawatu¯ Dis­trict Li­braries is now of­fer­ing users hun­dreds of e-books and e-au­dio­books when­ever they want.

The Manawatu¯ Dis­trict Coun­cil is us­ing the dig­i­tal lend­ing plat­form Cloud Li­brary to al­low read­ers to bor­row dig­i­tal books from the li­brary, at home, or on the go from a smart de­vice.

The new ser­vice is of­fered at no cost to li­brary pa­trons. All that’s needed is an ac­tive Manawatu¯ Dis­trict Li­braries card.

Users can dis­cover new con­tent, bor­row favourites and save fu­ture reads straight to their de­vice. Once down­loaded, any­one can read or lis­ten wher­ever and when­ever they choose.

Read­ers can bor­row up to five ti­tles at one time and keep them up to three weeks through the new dig­i­tal app. Li­brary Ser­vices man­ager Adie Jo­hansen said Cloud Li­brary pro­vided the com­mu­nity with a wider range of con­tent, ser­vices, re­sources and tech­nol­ogy.

It was im­por­tant that ru­ral and small town li­braries, such as Manawatu¯ , con­tin­ued to ad­vance with tech­nol­ogy. ‘‘Manawatu¯ Dis­trict Li­braries can be seen as in­no­va­tors of this kind of tech­nol­ogy to not only our com­mu­nity, but the rest of New Zealand.’’

The app is avail­able through the Ap­ple App Store, Google Play Store, and Kin­dle Fire App Store or by vis­it­ing www.your­cloudli­brary.com. Users lo­gin us­ing their li­brary card num­ber and PIN.

DANIELLE BALMER/SUP­PLIED

Li­brary tech­nol­ogy leader War­rick Tay­lor us­ing the new Cloud Li­brary Dis­cov­ery ter­mi­nal at Manawatu¯ Dis­trict Li­braries.

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