CORONAVIRUS – Library services still available despite closuresPublished Tuesday, 24th March 2020
With all Hartlepool libraries closed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, residents are reminded that they can still access books.
They are able to take advantage of two digital services - BorrowBox and RBDigital - which are both available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
BorrowBox enables people to borrow two eBooks and up to five eAudio books for a maximum of four weeks.
RBDigital offers up to 8e AudioBooks for four weeks.
The services are free to use and all people need is a valid library card and a smart phone or tablet.
The registration process is simple – library members just need to download the BorrowBox or RBDigital app, choose Hartlepool Libraries and enter their details for immediate access to an extensive collection of titles.
If a title is already on loan borrowers can place reservations and they will receive an email notification when the book becomes available.
If you do not have a library card you can register online at https://www.hartlepool.gov.uk/info/20012/libraries/177/how_do_i_join_the_library or, alternatively, email email@example.com or telephone (01429) 272905.