BOOKWORMS can now borrow a book from their local library service no matter where they are in the world.
Durham County Council’s library service now offers an extensive choice of e-books that are free to download on to PCs, tablets or e-readers.
Anne Davison, Durham County Council’s strategic manager for libraries, said: “This is fantastic news for anyone who loves their e-reader, can’t put their tablet down or finds it difficult getting to their library to borrow a book.
“Our e-books service will enable library members to take out a title on loan no matter where they are in the world, or what the time of day – and with absolutely no charge.”
The e-book service was officially launched yesterday to coincide with International Read an e-Book Day.
More than 1,000 titles covering a wide range of genres are available.
In order to borrow a book, all people need is an internet connection and a valid Durham County Council library card.
Library users can borrow up to five titles at any one time and also hold a small number on reserve.
Books are on loan for 21 days, but can be renewed if the title has not been reserved by another user.
For more information or to sign up, visit www.durham.gov.uk/libraries.