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Now a book’s a click away

Wednesday, 10th July, 2013

BH Library’s Cheryl Smith and Fiona Murray checking out the new e-books.PICTURE: Darrin Manuel BH Library’s Cheryl Smith and Fiona Murray checking out the new e-books.PICTURE: Darrin Manuel

By By Emily Roberts

More than 2,000 electronic books will now be available at the library for people read at home.

Broken Hill Library co-ordinator Cheryl Smith said the library was also launching an ancestry.com database.

An electronic book is a book-length publication in digital form and they can be read on computers or other electronic devices.

“We don’t provide the devices but people will be able to borrow the e-books from home,” Ms Smith said. “They just have to go onto our website and click on the link ‘e-books’.”

She said people would need to enter their borrowing number as well as a pin code.

“The pin number is usually someone’s last name, unless they have provided their own,” Ms Smith said.

“If they need a new pin number they can contact staff.”

The installation of e-books means the library is moving forward, Ms Smith said.

“The staff are having lots of fun testing out the e-books, so staff are available if anybody has a hassle; just give us a ring.”

Ms Smith said the other addition to the library, ancestry.com, was a genealogy website.

“People are able to come in and use this website for themselves,” she said.

“They have a worldwide database at their fingers.

“We are now having a lot of people coming in and asking about it.

“It’s just another service we provide.”

For more information, go to www.bhlibrary.org.au or call 8080 3460.

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