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New mobile app for Cumbria libraries


Mark Say Managing Editor

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A new app has been released for library members in Cumbria to access relevant services through their smartphones.

The library services of Westmorland and Furness Council and Cumberland Council have developed the CWF Libraries app to enable users to access their library cards digitally, reserve and renew looks, search a catalogue of e-books and audiobooks, and scan books to check availability at their local library.

The services have also developed virtual tours of the libraries with funding from LibraryOn, the national grants programme supported by the Arts Council England.

Westmorland and Furness Council assistant director for community infrastructure, David Haughian, said: “Libraries are a fantastic resource for our communities, and we want as many people as possible to benefit from being a member. This new library app is easy to use and full of helpful features to help members make the most of their local library services whenever is most convenient for them.”

Cumberland Council assistant director for customer solutions, Alison Graham, said: “This cutting edge platform marks a transformative milestone in the evolution of our library services. Following valuable community feedback, we’ve incorporated features in the app we know our library users will love.

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