Winsford Library to launch new app for borrowing eBooks

BOOK-LOVERS will soon be able to get their hands on new digital stories with a new app.

Cheshire West and Chester Council Library Service is launching a new way to download and read e-books or listen to e-audiobooks.

Starting Monday, March 29, any library member will be able to download the BorrowBox app to their devices, giving them access to thousands of stories for free, 24 hours a day.

The BorrowBox app will replace the current system as of Monday, so members will need to download it to continue borrowing e-books or e-audiobooks after that date.

It will be available for download in the Apple App Store or in the Google Play Store for iOS and Android users. Kindle Fire users can also download the app, while those with a PC can access the app through the website.

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

Council’s Director of Environment and Communities, Maria Byrne, said: “BorrowBox is a new app offering a whole new and larger collection of eBooks and eBook Audiobooks that is accessible, intuitive and easy to use and to appreciate.

“It will also offer virtually every eBook available before, as well as some exciting new titles. ”

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

Members will be able to borrow up to five eBooks and five eAudiobooks at a time, and each item will be available to borrow for 21 days.

Ordering and collecting is available while the borough’s libraries are closed. More information is available on the Order and Collect web page.

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