Library users can now access the eBook service provided by new supplier Borrowbox.
This replaces the service previously provided by Overdrive and enables library members to browse eBooks and audiobooks online and download the ones they like to tablets, eBook readers or other compatible devices.
To celebrate the launch there will be a free drop-in event at the Central Library on Saturday 5 December between 12noon and 2pm where people can pop in with their device to be shown how to access the service and find out more information.
eBooks also have an added advantage over traditional books in that there are no fines. At the end of the loan the item is simply automatically returned. Library members can have up to three items checked out at any one time for a 14-day loan period and can also reserve any on loan items.
The service is free to members and anyone living working or studying in Swindon is welcome to join.
For more information and to access the service visit: http://tinyurl.com/pdlur9s
Library users can also view and download a range of eMagazines for free from the Zinio eMagazine service: http://tinyurl.com/p64g3cn