published on 03 October 2019
Libraries in Hartlepool have launched a new digital service that gives members free access to hundreds of their favourite authors.
BorrowBox is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and enables people to borrow two eBooks and up to five eAudio books for a maximum of four weeks.
The service is free to use and all people need to access it is a valid library card and a smart phone or tablet.
Councillor Shane Moore, Leader of Hartlepool Borough Council, was briefed on the new service when he visited the Community Hub Central in York Road which incorporates the town's Central Library.
"As a Council, we are constantly looking for new and innovative ways of delivering key services to residents.
"This is an exciting development and I would urge people to make full use of it. We are already getting some great feedback from library users who say it is easy to use and offers a great choice of titles," he said.
The registration process is very simple - library members just need to download the BorrowBox app, choose Hartlepool Libraries and enter their details for immediate access to a collection which includes a wide range of titles for adults and teenagers.
For anyone who doesn't have a mobile device, the service can also be accessed via a PC or laptop by logging on at https://fe.bolindadigital.com/hartlepool
If a title is already on loan borrowers can place reservations and they will receive an email notification when the book becomes available.
More information is available at www.hartlepool.gov.uk/libraries or by calling in to any of the Council's Community Hubs, all of which offer a library service, and branch libraries.