In providing a wide range of library services, activities and high quality resources, Aura Libraries hope to support lifelong learning, personal well-being, and community engagement. We feel passionately about providing the best possible service to all our library users both in and out of the library.
Our mobile vans and home service enable us to take the library out into the wider community and bring our resources directly to your door. To lessen the impact of social isolation on individuals, and enable them to share in the digital world, we have introduced electronic tablets available to use both in our libraries or to borrow through our home library service.
We spoke to Donald and Karis Furnival who use the home library service on a regular basis; as our first borrowers of a tablet, we were very pleased to hear that they are finding it beneficial. They explained: “there’s loads and loads of titles to choose from on the tablet. You can also get magazines and newspapers so there is plenty to do”. They further commented, “Reg (one of the mobile library drivers) is always very helpful”.
Reg Collins, one of our wonderful mobile library drivers, commented: “the Home Delivery team is looking forward to helping all generations access our e-books, audio collection and 100s of free e-magazines. It will also be a great way to find out what is going on in the community such as coffee mornings, health and wellbeing events and local community events.”
Customers who use the library delivery service can use the tablets to:
- Learn how to access e-resources such as e-books and e-audio books on their own devices
- Learn how to use our online catalogue to browse and make their own choices
- Be signposted to local health and wellbeing services and programmes such as books on prescription and Local Dementia Friendly activities
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