Warwickshire libraries launch free e-reader scheme - The Leamington Observer

Warwickshire libraries launch free e-reader scheme

Leamington Editorial 9th May, 2023   0

BOOKWORMS can now access free e-reading devices at Leamington library.

The Digital Hublet tablets allow users to enjoy eMagazines, eNewspapers, eBooks, and other online eResources without the need to have or bring their own digital devices.

The scheme has been launched by Warwickshire County Council and Nuneaton and Rugby libraries are also taking part.

The Hublets are housed in docking stations at each library and users can borrow them for a defined period by inserting their library card into the barcode reader. The devices are free to use and work within each library building by utilising the existing library Wi-Fi.

The Hublets are designed to be user-friendly and accessible to all and library staff will be on hand to provide any necessary support or assistance.

WCC spokesman Rob Powell said: “I’m delighted that we are able to offer this fantastic new service to our library customers. The new digital tablet devices, known as Hublets, provide a simple and easy way to access a wealth of e-reading material without needing to own a device yourself. They are ideal for anyone who would like to read online content, but who may not have a device of their own or would prefer to use a digital tablet device in a public setting.”

The Hublets service is part of a wider initiative by Warwickshire Libraries to make their e-reading resources more accessible to all, and the libraries hope that the service will prove popular with their customers.

For more information about the Hublets visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/libraries

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