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Digital Library offers exciting new ways to access service

You may not be able to visit your local library at the moment but with lots of exciting digital options there’s no need to miss out on your favourite book or club.

Northumberland Libraries has been working hard to ensure that during these difficult times their members, and new members, will still be able to enjoy many of their services online.

With their digital library available at anyone with a library card can access hundreds of eBooks and eAudio titles for free without leaving their house.

With BorrowBox and RBdigital members can download eBooks, eAudiobooks and over 20 eMagazines for free. 

For anyone who is not currently a library member you can join online today for Free. Due to the current circumstances your temporary membership will allow you access to BorrowBox and RBdigital. You will not need to collect a library card.

If you’re looking for something to read or listen to you can download The Holiday by T.M. Logan or The Familiars by Stacey Halls in eBook or eAudio, straight away without waiting in a queue using the BorrowBox app. All you need is your library card and PIN. 

For those who want to use your time to start or continue to research your family history, Northumberland Libraries can help. The Find My Past service is now being offered for Free. All you need to do is email with your name and library membership number, and you will  be provided with further details on how to start your search. 

And for parents who are desperately looking for something to keep the kids occupied they can join the online Lego Club. Every week children will be encouraged to share their Lego creation, following a specific them, onto the libraries Facebook and Twitter pages, @NlandLibs or email their photos to 

Other measures which have been introduced are:

  • Automatic renewal on any book taken out on or after Mon  

  • Reservations awaiting collection will be held until libraries reopen

Cllr Cath Homer, cabinet member for Libraries at Northumberland County Council said: “We know that for many people the library service is an important part of their daily lives so we wanted to make sure that during these difficult times they are still able to access what they enjoy online.

“We are continuing to look at other library services we can provide digitally, as well as working with some of our more vulnerable members to continue to provide them with a service, even if that is just a friendly phone call from someone in the team.”

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