E - What a Good Way to Keep Reading

Arts & Education

ENJOY reading? Then you'll be happy to know that books are the one thing that's not in short supply at the moment.

Even though the coronavirus means Tameside Council is having to change the way it provides its services, you can rest assured that the library shelves will always be well stocked and that's because of the wealth of free e-reading matter available.

Libraries, along with all other Tameside services, are having to adapt to changing circumstances forced upon them by covid-19 and the need for people to stay at home and keep their distance from others.

Fortunately, while walk-in services are suspended, e-reading is a more than adequate replacement. It's simple to join up, and once you do you'll have opened the cover on a chapter of enjoyment and knowledge. The contents are vast and there's something for everyone.

Whether it's books, magazines, comics, newspapers or even the Encyclopedia Britannica, it's all at your fingertips. All you need is your Tameside Libraries card and PIN number.

Increasing numbers have signed up for the home library service, which is another way of getting publications to people who can't make it to a library. Books and audiobooks are delivered to qualifying members by our library vans, two of which are electric-powered low-emissions vehicles that were bought only a few weeks ago. For more information visit www.tameside.gov.uk/libraries/homeservice

BorrowBox lets you borrow, renew, reserve or return e-books and e-audiobooks round the clock, seven days a week. You can read them online or by downloading the app: www.tameside.gov.uk/libraries/ebooks

RB Digital - www.tameside.gov.uk/libraries/emagazines - is the gateway to popular magazines while PressReader - www.tameside.gov.uk/libraries/pressreader - provides national and international newspapers and comics. If you're looking for information or help with studying, or want to find out about something, then try our virtual reference library - www.tameside.gov.uk/libraries/onlineservices#EB

For full details of Tameside Libraries and how the service is being provided in response to covid-19 visit www.tameside.gov.uk/libraries