I’m a big fan of libraries. I grew up regularly going into town to get out a wide range of books – especially biographies, sport and history books.
Hampshire Library Service, like so many others across the country, has been going through a review as part of the austerity measures. A paper on ‘Library Service Transformation â Strategy to 2020‘ is due to be considered at the Culture & Communities Select Committee on 22nd March.
With my current role I find it difficult to make the time to regularly get to the library, let alone read for enjoyment. But one of the best discoveries I made in recent years was the opportunity to download and read e-Magazines for free from the Hampshire Library Service.
More recently I’ve learnt that you can borrow up to 5 e-books and/or audio books for up to 14 days for free? You can download eBooks and eAudio books onto your ereader, desktop, laptop or mobile device using Overdrive.
- up to 5 items can be borrowed at a time
- up to 14 day lending period depending on item
- no charge for loans
For more information please do visit the Hampshire Library Service website.