Our e-Books service will be changing from 1 April 2018. You will no longer be able to access e-Books via the Libro app. The new service will be offered via the RBDigital service, similar to the current e-Audio service.
Most of the books currently available should also be available through the new service, plus many more new titles. If you have e-Books booked out on your account on 31 March you will still be able to access them after this date for the duration of your 3 week loan period.
Ae you interested in E–Books, Audio or e-magazines but not sure where to start with using them? Book onto a support session with one of our staff at Wokingham Library who can tell you about what we offer and help you set up your own device.
Make sure you bring your own device and your library ticket to log into the Wi-Fi, if you’re not a member of the library you will need to register before your session.
Thursday February 8, 10am – 12 noon and 4pm to 6pm. Free. Places must be booked onto our half hour slots. To book call the library on (0118) 9781368
Did you know that Wokingham Borough Libraries stock e-books? We have a range of over 2800 titles for you to choose from, covering fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books, all of which can be downloaded and read on your computer, phone, tablet or e-reader for free.
You can also access the e-book service through the Libro App. This app can be downloaded through the Google Play Store or the Apple Store. To download e-books you need to register with Adobe which is used to manage the digital rights. You just need an email address to register, and with one account you can use it with six devices.
When you open Libro, you will be asked to choose the library service you use – choose Wokingham Libraries from the list then Save Library.
Take a look at some of the new titles we have this week…
26 June 2017 is the 20th Anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Pottermore is the global digital publisher of Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. To mark the anniversary, they are inviting libraries to join in and celebrate the magic with exclusive activities.
For a two-week period (26 June to 9 July), library users will be able to instantly download Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was published on 26 June 1997, starting 20 years of Harry Potter magic. Library users will be able to celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter by re-reading the magic or discovering it for the first time.
Do you remember when Harry received his Hogwarts letter, or his first trip to Diagon Alley? Perhaps the moment that resonates with you is when Harry steps onto Platform 9 ¾ and sees the Hogwarts Express for the first time… Whichever moment it might be, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone introduced readers to the magic of the wizarding world.
From an idea born on a train journey to its creation in cafes in Edinburgh, the book started a global phenomenon. It has sold millions of copies in 79 languages, inspired a major movie franchise, a theatre production, has captivated readers all over the world – and continues to do so.