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Almost 1000 people sign up for online library

The county council closed all their libraries on March 17 due to the coronavirus pandemic and have had over 963 people joining their online library.



The council have added 1,300 extra ebooks and 450 eAudio titles and are now issuing about four times the number of these. Around 32,000 newspapers and magazines are being downloaded each week too.



Last week there were 2,500 views of the Ancestry page, which is linked to the free public version, and the council say they have had over 50 compliments about this service.



A spokesman said: “We have been offering telephone support for library customers who want to use the ebook and audio but have never tried before – got some lovely comments about that too.



“An additional 25 library staff have now been trained to accept and receive calls in the Community Hub and library delivery drivers have delivered emergency food parcels across the county.”



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