How libraries can help during lockdown

Published
03.04.2020
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Our libraries may be closed, but you can still access our services from the comfort of your own home. Here's what you need to know:

  • There's no need to worry about returning your loans or overdue fines. We've extended the due date for your loans to 30th June, and will keep you updated on our website and social media.
  • We've been working hard to add more content to our eLibrary. This means Buckinghamshire library members now have access to hundreds more titles to download onto the device of their choice. We've also arranged for simultaneous access, which means lots of readers can now download and read (or even listen to) the same book, at the same time.
  • We've arranged for many of our online reference resources to be accessible from home. So whether you want to explore British history, or you want to practise for a future driving theory test, we've got resources to help you pass the time.
  • Our staff are posting their recommended reads on social media, to give readers an idea of what to delve into next.

 

 

More about our eLibrary

New to our eLibrary? We offer access to thousands of downloadable titles, all for free. Here's a summary:

  • eBooks - use the OverDrive or Libby app to download eBooks to a tablet, smartphone, or even read the book on your computer.
  • eAudiobooks - great for people who prefer to listen to their books. This is available through BorrowBox.
  • eMagazines - popular magazine publications are downloadable through RBdigital, and are yours to keep with no due dates.
  • eNewspapers - keep up to date with today's papers, with newspapers from around the world

Not a library member yet? No problem. You can still join online and get a temporary membership, which will give you access to all our great content.

 

Keeping up to date

The best way to keep up to date with our service is through our website and social media. Facebook (BucksLibraries), Twitter (@Bucks_Libraries) and Instagram (bucks_libraries).

If you're having problems accessing our online services you can still contact us at library@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

We hope to see you in our libraries again once the current situation is resolved. Until then, take care of yourselves and happy reading!

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