Library launches e-borrowing

Rotorua's library has launched an online application allowing members to download e-audiobooks straight to their laptops, computers, tablets or smartphones.

"BorrowBox" allows library members to download e-audiobooks (a downloadable sound recording of a book) without going to the library or to the website.

Library marketing and promotions officer Sue Heke said the launch of the "BorrowBox" mobile application meant library members could now download their favourite titles at their own convenience.

"BorrowBox is so handy and it's really easy to use," Mrs Heke said.

"Library members simply download the app onto their smartphone, tablet or computer and they're ready to access our catalogue of over 900 e-audiobooks.

"The good thing about e-audiobooks is the user can go about their business, exercise or recreation while the story is read to them.

"It's the latest in a growing list of initiatives and events added to our library's resources, enabling members more access to good reading and opportunities to learn new skills.

"Our recent eBook initiative and 'LibraryLive - Community in Action' sessions have been very popular with Rotorua Library members and we expect BorrowBox to be just as successful."

The BorrowBox application can be downloaded for free via Google Play or the Apple App Store.

- Rotorua Daily Post

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