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E-books find place in library

E-books come to Tweed Heads Library.
E-books come to Tweed Heads Library. John Gass /TWE150212books

TWEED Heads Library is running a free information talk on Tuesday 21st February at 10am on e-books.

Join Victoria Maddock, Support Services librarian RTRL in celebrating new resources now available through the Richmond Tweed Library website.

Ms Maddock will demonstrate Overdrive, the library's digital e-book distributor and answer any questions you may have in relation to number of loans, how to download, how to reserve titles and e-reader compatibility while sharing an overview of the e-book downloading experience.

E-books are basically electronic books.

They are exactly the same as their printed counterparts but accessed from your computer, smart phone, tablet or electronic e-reader.

As e-books are paperless, paper and ink is saved and there are no transport costs or emissions delivering books

Due to the reduced printing, resource and distribution costs, e-books are cheaper than their printed counterparts.

You can take your e-books with you anywhere, just as you would a normal book.

What's more, you can now carry thousands of books at once in your pocket or handbag - as all of your books will now be stored on an electronic device such as your iPhone, Blackberry or Android phone.

You no longer have to lug around a bag of books when you go travelling.

The latest books are available online as soon as they are published.

Come along to the library and find out all about this exciting new medium.

Bring along your e-reader to receive expert assistance and advice.

Bookings are essential. Phone 07 5569 3150 and morning tea will be supplied.

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