Village libraries open up a new technological chapter

A NEW chapter in convenience has begun for members of Stirling Council Libraries as they will now be able to download best selling audio books.

Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week from anywhere in the world, the books are unabridged and have an unlimited availability - all that is required is a PC with broadband internet access.

There are over 900 best selling current and classic titles in the online collection, including many for children.

It’s simple to download so it’s user- friendly for listeners of all ages.

The collection includes popular and in-demand titles such as The Complaints by Ian Rankin, Whoops! Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay –by John Lanchester, A Darker Domain by Val McDermid, The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters, the The Broken Window by Jeffrey Deaver and Firefight by Chris Ryan.

Brand new titles will be added to the collection every month, giving an ever-increasing choice.

Robert Ruthven, libraries and archives manager, said: “With this service we set out to support the trend with book lovers who want to listen to audio books on the move.

“Library members can access the collection from their own PC, download content whenever they want and transfer it to their iPod or other portable media player.

“We recognise that individuals are combining the latest technology with their love of reading and are excited to have provided this to meet the growing demand of users and encourage new members to join the library.”

For more information go to Stirling Libraries’ website http://lib.stirling.gov.uk/ or contact your local library