Use of Wiltshire's elibrary sees huge increase

Use of Wiltshire's elibrary sees huge increase

Published by Jack Deery at 7:30pm 7th April 2020.

2 minute read

People in the county are turning to the remote services during this lockdown period.

The number of people using Wiltshire Council's elibrary services have increased by quite a bit in the last few weeks. 

They say that while we're being told to stay indoors, people are taking advantage of the services on offer. 

  • 177 new members joining online
  • eBook loans up 43%, eAudio up 118% and eMagazines up 90% compared to same time last year
  • Online Rhyme Time sessions viewed more than 12,400 times so far – with viewers as far away as Australia

Cllr Philip Whitehead, Leader of Wiltshire Council, said: 

"Our library services continue to support people right in the heart of our communities, even if the buildings themselves aren’t in use.

Our team is constantly thinking of innovative ways to keep the whole family connected and occupied during this time and it’s heartening to see how well received the services have been. Our staff have loved the response from people so far and are looking forward to doing even more."

Libraries from across the county are putting the 'Rhyme Time' sessions on their Facebook pages

You can find out more about their online library services by visiting www.wiltshire.gov.uk/libraries-ebooks. 

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