Hundreds of digital books on offer at Manawatu¯ libraries
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.
Library technology leader Warrick Taylor using the new Cloud Library Discovery terminal at Manawatu¯ District Libraries.