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New Library initiative Welcomed

14 November, 2011 - by Cathal Ó hOisín

Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Ó hOisín has welcomed the news of a new initiative by the Library services in the North in which library users can now download eBooks.

Cathal Ó hOisín said:

“This is a welcome development and keeping in step with the advances of modern technologies. Library members can now download almost 25,000 eBook items in the Libraries NI catalogue to most eBook readers and handheld devices, including some mobile phones as well as to personal computers.

“There are thousands of titles now available and they can be downloaded 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This free service is open to library members across the North.

“There is also the added bonus that there are no reservation fees and no fines, with the books automatically expiring when the loan period finishes. This service will appeal to a wide range of people who may not be able to pop down to their local library on a regular basis or live those that live in an area that hasn’t a regular library.

“If people are not already a member of their local library I would encourage them to go along and join up today. It’s important that we support our library services and ensure that as many people as possible get access to the wide range of services on offer."

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