Regional premiere of the e-magazine for Middlesbrough Libraries
Magazine fans are in for a treat with the latest digital innovation from Middlesbrough Libraries.
The service is the first in the North East to add eMagazines to its exceptionally popular Borrowbox service offering readers online versions of a range of popular publications, including BBC’s Good Food and Gardeners’ World, plus Total Film , Hello, and Computer Active.
The e-Magazines are available for loan via the free application available 24/7.
This already delivers e-books and eAudio titles to library patrons through a free downloadable app for smartphone, table and iPhone.
As with eBooks and eAudio titles, eMagazine titles can be borrowed free for 21 days. The Library Service expects the range of titles to evolve over time as more publishers make their titles available online.
David Harrington, Digital Manager for Middlesbrough Libraries, said: “We are delighted to bring e-magazines to our customers to extend the digital offering available through our 24/7 digital library.
“The Borrowbox app is free and easy to use, connecting customers to a wide range of online titles.
‘Our Central Library staff and Middlesbrough Community Centers and Libraries would be delighted to help anyone access this service.’
Councilor Stephen Hill, Executive Member of Middlesbrough Council for Culture and Communities, said: “Our amazing library team are always ahead of the game and on the lookout for the latest innovations to ensure residents have access to all the reading material they want.
“The introduction of e-Magazines is a fantastic addition to an ever evolving service, and I know it will be a real hit with library users.
“Libraries will always be based on physical books, but we’re at the forefront of embracing the digital world and making sure we reach as many people as possible.”