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Best of times: new library app is just the ticket

05 April 2017

Councillor Daalat Ali, cabinet member for libraries, with customers at the launch of the BorrowBox app.

An exciting new way for literature lovers to access their favourite books has been launched by Rochdale Borough Council.

BorrowBox is an online application that allows library members to download eBooks and audiobooks straight to their to tablets, media players, e-readers and smartphones.

The FREE app, the only one in the world to offer downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks from one spot, provides library members with unique access to the nation’s best loved titles.

From thrillers to historical romances, and from autobiographies to children’s titles, library customers can browse, download and read items 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In a further boost, anyone who gives the new service a try before the end of May 2017, will automatically be entered into a competition to win an iPad mini, courtesy of BorrowBox.

Councillor Daalat Ali, cabinet member for libraries, said: “BorrowBox is accessible, easy to use and means literature lovers can enjoy the nation’s best loved authors via their digital devices. It is another step forward for our popular and dynamic library service.

“My message to library users old and new is download the app and start browsing. This superb service underlines that the doors to Rochdale’s library service are never closed.”

The FREE BorrowBox app is available from the App Store and Google Play and can be used online and with Apple iOS and Google Android devices.

Library members can start borrowing, downloading and enjoying ebooks from Monday, 3 April 2017. Up to 5 eBooks and 4 eAudiobooks can be borrowed for up to 2 weeks at a time.

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