Aura Libraries: explore the digital world

Did you know that as well as e-books and audiobooks, Aura Library members can read digital magazines on Libby: the award-winning reading app from OverDrive! Top titles include The Economist, National Geographic, Vanity Fair and hundreds of other popular magazines from around the world.

If you are already a library member, you can borrow e-Magazines straight away using your library membership card number and PIN.

Digital magazines through Libby have no waiting lists or reservations, do not count towards checkout limits, and provide readers the option to renew their selections. Borrowers can browse lists of magazines within the app and search by format to find available titles.

To get started and enjoy browsing the hundreds of digital magazines available, download Libby via your App store or visit www.aura.wales/libraries

New Releases on Borrowbox

Aura library members have access to an extensive range of e-books and audiobooks, which are perfect if you are on the go, or if you have some extra time to relax at home. We recommend exploring the wide range of titles available on Borrowbox, a fantastic App which is home to hundreds of e-books and audiobooks. Borrowbox has an array of titles and categories such as ‘Gripping Mysteries’, ‘New Releases’ and ‘Celebrate Diversity’ – to name only a few! Discover more by visiting www.flintshire.borrowbox.com

Gwrandewch yn Gymraeg/Listen in Welsh

Welsh language audio books available from Aura by Bethan Gwanas.

Ydych chi’n dysgu Cymraeg? Are you learning Welsh? Why not listen to popular Welsh language audiobooks available to download on Borrowbox; with titles from beloved authors such as Bethan Gwanas and Marlyn Samuel, you will be spoiled for choice!

pressreader

Pressreader provides you with access to thousands of local, regional and international newspapers and magazines online, for free. Your new favorite publication is waiting to be discovered! Find out more by visiting www.pressreader.com/catalog or heading to www.aura.wales/libraries/digital-library

PORI App

PORI is a fantastic app from Welsh Libraries which allows you to access Aura library services from your mobile device. You can also:

Renew books online

Book books online

Manage your account

Search the catalog of most Welsh public libraries

Search for a book by title, author, keywords or ISBN

Click through from search results to the free to download e-book and e-audio books if they’re in the Welsh libraries catalogue. Easy download from results pages without logging on to another website, if you are a library member.

Find out what is happening in your local Aura library.

For more information visit: www.yourlibraryapp.com/Cymru

Aura Website

Find out what Aura Libraries have to offer from the comfort of your own home.

You can discover what your local library has to offer, join online, explore our online catalog and delve into hundreds of e-books, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers in our digital library. To access most online library resources you will need to enter your library membership number and pin. If you do not have this then you can join up as a member online via the Aura website for instant access. All links and further details about our digital library resources can be found on our website: www.aura.wales/libraries

Digital Loan Scheme

Would you like help getting online? Why not get in touch with your local Aura library to find out more about our fantastic Digital Loan Scheme which allows customers to borrow a digital device for free. Once connected, the Aura team will be on hand to provide training and advice on how to get to grips with the digital world. The aim is to support residents to discover the many positive changes that can be made to an individual’s life by being online and connected.

Funded by the Welsh Government’s Community Transformation Fund, and delivered in partnership with Flintshire County Council, customers are able to loan a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 tablet from Aura’s libraries, together with the following accessories:

Charger

Case

4G Wi-Fi (If you do not have internet access at home)

This scheme also aims to help customers:

Build digital skills and confidence to access online services such as shopping and banking safely

Keep in touch with friends and family with video calling

Access support and training in a number of ways:

Group Sessions – friendly six-week basic tablet training course

Library Drop In – Basic guidance to help you get started at your local library

Home Tuition – for Home Library Service customers

Online – access Learn My Way or the iDEA training programs from home

Access our online library services, including free eBooks and eAudiobooks

Access resources to promote health and wellbeing including online activities and services

Try before you buy – devices will be available to buy at the end of the loan period

While the tablets are free to loan from Aura’s libraries, participants will be required to agree to the Terms and Conditions of the loan and to complete a questionnaire at the beginning and end of the loan period.

Anyone interested in borrowing a digital device should:

Call into their local Aura Library

Email: libraries@aura.wales

Phone: 01352 704400

Visit us on social media to view handy information about our services and the online monthly events we host, as well as lots of book and audiobook recommendations.

From everyone here at Aura Libraries, thank you for reading, stay safe and we hope to hear from you or see you soon!

• Aura is a charitable, not-for-profit, organization responsible for managing the majority of leisure, libraries and heritage services in Flintshire. Aura is owned by its employees and operates for the benefit of local communities.

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