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We have tablets available to borrow!

Customer tablet with booksIf your New Year’s resolution is to try out more digital services or borrow an eBook, read on!

Adult customers are now able to borrow iPad minis for 3 weeks from the Second Floor desk at the Central Library. These are for customers who would like to become more familiar with the library’s eResources such as free eBooks (Overdrive), newspapers (PressReader), magazines (Zinio for libraries), and other online resources.

Loans are $5, and community card discounts will apply.

Please make your booking, and a staff member will contact you to confirm your tablet pickup time. Tablets will be reset between each customer.

(Depending on the results of the trial, this service may be extended to other branches.)

tablet in front of bookshelf

1. Stu - March 14, 2017

Is there any reason the ebooks can’t be in the kindle format? Many wellington library members have kindles and would like to use these when borrowing ebooks.

2. wclstaff - March 31, 2017

Hi Stu, thanks for your question. We would love to provide ebooks in Kindle format but Amazon have not permitted Overdrive to sell this format to libraries outside of the United States. We hope that this situation will change in future, and it’s good to know that you would be interested in this too.


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