Huge demand for reading met by online library services

Council News
14:16, Wednesday, 6th May 2020

A huge increase in the use of online services has meant more people have enjoyed popular books, newspapers and magazines, thanks to North Lincolnshire Council’s library services team.

E-book loans have risen by 223 per cent and E-audio book use by 192 per cent in April, compared to the same time last year.

People have also taken advantage of the council’s digital magazine and newspaper offer, with readership up by 100 per cent.

The council has two e-book and e-audio platforms, Borrowbox and RB Digital.

Both BorrowBox and RB Digital have a wide range of titles by bestselling authors – top titles this month include Butlins Girls by Elaine Everest, J K Rowling’s Harry Potter and children’s favourites by Julia Donaldson.

For those who like to catch up on daily news or relax with a magazine, the council also offer free access to PressReader with many national newspaper and magazine titles such as BBC Good Food, What Car and BBC Gardener’s World, there is something for everyone.

The council’s library service are adding new content all the time such as  books for children on science, coding and history, to support home learning and e-books for local history fans. You can also join a virtual reading group through the council’s North Lincolnshire Libraries Facebook page for recommendations or to chat about books with other people.

BorrowBox, RB Digital and PressReader can be accessed for free and are available seven days a week, 24 hours a day at the online library resources page on our website.

You can find full instructions on how to get started with your library card and pin number and there is no better or easier time to get one, if you haven’t already joined.

New library cards can be issued via the North Lincolnshire Libraries Team who can be contacted by email at library.enquiries@northlincs.gov.uk