Now a book’s a click away
Wednesday, 10th July, 2013
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.