Libraries Week will take place between the 7th and 12th October to celebrate the role of libraries. This year’s focus is celebrating libraries in a digital world. Buckinghamshire Libraries will showcase the way technology can help our library members and how libraries can help build digital skills and confidence.
Digital technology has formed an important part of our service, especially in the past decade. We are now able to reach more of our library members than ever before, and offer more resources online. Members can use library services from the comfort of their own homes or use the free Wi-Fi available in any of our libraries. We also offer free computer access for an hour per day with your library card.
We have a large number of online reference resources. If you’re looking to buy a new appliance, you can make use of our subscription to Which? for product reviews. If you want to research your family history, why not pop into a library and use Ancestry for free? If you’re working on a school project and need to research some information, Britannica could be just what you need. Find the full list of online reference resources here.
Our eLibrary service allows members to borrow and download free eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines to their chosen device and effectively access the library from anywhere with internet access 24/7. We’ve recently added eNewspapers to this line-up, for those that would like to catch up on the latest news around the world with PressReader.
Technology allows our members to manage their library accounts online and place reservations conveniently. There is also the added benefit of accessibility features for anyone who has a visual impairment and is looking to indulge in their love of reading. This can range from larger writing on a high contrast background, to a narrator that reads the words for you.
Visit our Events page to discover what our libraries have planned for Libraries Week.