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New library app helps readers stay connected

Bundaberg Regional Libraries app
Library Services Manager Peta Browne said the new Bundaberg Regional Libraries app would give community members a chance to keep up to date with what was happening at their local library.

Whether you’re a bookworm or a sporadic reader, the new Bundaberg Regional Libraries app is the fastest and easiest way to get the most from your library.

The new mobile app will allow members to access their account, search the entire catalogue available at Bundaberg Library, Childers Library, Gin Gin Library or Woodgate Library, and access the eService platforms.

Library Services Manager Peta Browne said the new Bundaberg Regional Libraries app would give community members a chance to keep up to date with what was happening at their local library.

“It’s designed to be used on-the-go, anywhere, anytime,” Peta said.

“Members can access our eService platforms that contain thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMusic, eMovies and eMagazines all from their mobile device.

“And of course, see what is available on the shelf at their local library.”

Peta said the new app would allow members to access a range of online databases and electronic resources including Lynda.com, National Geographic Virtual Library and StoryBox Library.

As well as searching for new releases or old favourites in the new app, readers can also link the accounts of family members and store their membership in the one spot.

“Parents can link their children’s library cards in the new app and store their member barcode on their phone for use at one of our in-branch self-service kiosks,” Peta said.

“So, it’ll be easier to see what’s on loan, what’s due, and manage renewals and reservations for the whole family, in the one app.

“We are really excited about the new Bundaberg Regional Libraries app as we believe it’s great for the tech-savvy younger generation and user friendly for the older generation.

“The app is another service to help library members stay connected – anything you see on the shelf will be listed in the app.”

Portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said as an important community facility the libraries were always looking for ways to be more accessible to members.

“Our libraries are incredibly popular both for the extensive resources available for loan and the range of programs, activities and workshops on offer,” Cr Learmonth said.

“The Bundaberg Regional Libraries app is just another platform to access this terrific service and get the most out of these community facilities.

“Many people may not be aware that your library membership also gains you access to a variety of electronic resources, so it’s great to have this all available within the one application for ease of use.

“Now you can carry library resources with you wherever you go.”

The new Bundaberg Regional Libraries app is available on both iOS and Android devices, to find out more click here or visit your app store and search Bundaberg Regional Libraries.

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