Free access to Dorset libraries digital bookshelves

Free access to Dorset libraries digital bookshelves

Published by George Sharpe at 12:01am 26th April 2020.

You can access Dorset libraries digital bookshelves for free because of the coronavirus lockdown.

Since the COVID-19 lockdown new library members registering online have increased by 37%.

On their website, there is a range of online resources from e-magazines, e-newspapers, e-books and audiobooks.

E-comics have seen a huge rise in interest, with 107 new people accessing them, where there were none before.

Libraries across Dorset are closed until further notice due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements. 

Dorchester Library

They announced the closure of all 24 of Dorset's libraries on the 20th March.

Cllr Tony Alford is the Portfolio Holder for Customer, Community and Regulatory Services, he says: 

"We want to let the communities of Dorset know about our free digital library service, e-magazines, e-books, e-audio and e-comics can all be accessed from the comfort of your own home.

"You can use our digital services from your phone tablet or computer, just visit Dorset council.com/libraries to find out more. 

"You can also discover what online learning and forthcoming shared readings and sessions we offer."