Borrow more eBooks to bring Christmas gift to libraries

Readers are being urged to borrow more eBooks from the council’s online library throughout December to earn the service hundreds of pounds-worth of new titles.

The council’s eBook provider OverDrive is offering additional free content for Oxfordshire if library members download 50 per cent more titles than normal by the end of the month.

To help achieve the target, the council has increased the maximum number of loans from five to 10 at any one time, and is urging everyone to get stuck in to the 9,000 eBooks already in stock over the festive period.

Members can also reserve up to five additional titles on their account at any one time.

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The council’s Cabinet Member for Cultural Services Lorraine Lindsay-Gale said: “We already have a fantastic range of eBooks on our system and would like to be able to offer even more to our library members. It would be great to boost our collection, so why not enjoy the warmth indoors and digest a few extra eBooks over the Christmas period.”

To take part in the December offer, library members should download Overdrive eBook titles free of charge to their computer or portable device from the council’s online virtual library

There’s a great choice of fiction and non-fiction titles for adults and children, all of which can be borrowed for free with your library card. There are also no late fines for borrowing eBooks.

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