Are you getting the most out of your library card?

Published: 22-Jul-2020

Your library card gives you access to a huge range of digital content which is safe and easy to use. Each month we will be releasing a video highlighting a resource, an eLibrary Bite,  that you, your family, your friends and your neighbours will love! At the end of the month we will hold number of sessions at each library branch where you can drop in and follow up about that resource. Staff will be available to update your membership, get you started or show you some extra features for expert users!

eLibrary Bite July Borrowbox

eLibrary Bite for July - BorrowBox

Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks free from the library using the BorrowBox app. With over 6,000 carefully curated titles, BorrowBox is simple to use and has something for everyone. To get started install the app on your device from the App or Play Store, register using your library card and PIN and then read or listen 24/7.

BorrowBox also has some amazing accessibility features to explore such as:

  • For visually impaired users the entire app is optimised to work with Apple’s VoiceOver functionality which means any ebook can be ‘read’ aloud by simply tapping the screen.
  • For dyslexic readers there is a special font to make text more readable
  • Customizable text size and adjustable player speeds mean that you can read without eye strain and listen at your own pace.

For new users, especially those who are not so familiar with digital services, have a look at this user guide video. It covers all of the key functionality from downloading the app to borrowing a title, and shows just how easy BorrowBox is to use!

If you would like some hands-on help, we will also be running drop-in sessions for BorrowBox next week. Pop in during the times below and staff will be happy to help you with any questions you have about BorrowBox. Don’t forget to bring your device with you!

Kaiapoi:

Monday 27th July - 3.30-4pm  
Wednesday 29th July - 11-11.30am

Rangiora:

Tuesday 28th July - 3.30-4pm
Thursday 30th July - 11-11.30am

Oxford:

Wednesday 29th July - 11-11.30am