New digital services for library members

Telford & Wrekin Council libraries have two new digital services available for residents.

New digital services for library members

Borrow Box and Comics Plus allow library members to download eBooks, eAudio, eComics and eGraphic novels for free.

There will be free taster sessions for members of the public to learn more about the new free eBook and eAudio service from Borrow Box and the free eComics service from Comics Plus. 

Library members are invited to drop in to one of the taster sessions, to find out how to get started. If anyone has a compatible Android or Apple mobile device, bring that along and help will be offered to download their first eBook.

The drop-in sessions are next Monday (16 MAY) at Southwater Library, 10.30am–12.30pm and the week after, on Tuesday 24 May, 2–4pm, at Wellington Library.

There is a wide range of eBooks and eAudio to suit a variety of tastes for both adults and children, available via an easy to download app for Apple and Android devices or online for Windows users.

Comics Plus: Library Edition is the largest online comics service in the library market and has over 19,000 titles ready for immediate checkout. It gives unlimited access to a wide range of titles including: manga, TV and film series, popular cartoon characters and illustrated classics. This service will particularly appeal to children and young people as the age range is 5–15 years, as rated by the publishers.

Library borrowers can check out as many comics and graphic novels as they like and stream them online to mobile devices and computers, or download them for offline reading using the free iOS app, “Comics Plus: Library Edition.” from the app store. Later in the year an app for Android devices will be released.

Councillor Liz Clare, cabinet member with responsibility for libraries, said: “These new services are a great addition to our libraries’ offer.

“Many people now read on a mobile device and to be able to do this for free via the library is brilliant.

“I would urge people to pop along to the drop-in sessions to find out more, or check out the website for more information on how to use them.”

Visit Telford & Wrekin Libraries for more information.