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North Yorkshire Council launches libraries app


Mark Say Managing Editor

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North Yorkshire County Council has launched a mobile app to help customers use its library services.

It has launched app during Libraries Week, saying it enables members to view their account, search the catalogue, reserve and renew books, access free online reference resources and download e-books and audio books.

Other functions include the option to set language preferences and link library accounts, notably for family members, so customers can manage and renew loans for their children, for example.

Councillor Greg White, executive member for libraries, said: “Nowadays, many customers expect services to be available easily on their phone. This app aims to meet those expectations.

“People will be able to see all our resources in one place, in the palm of their hand and available when they’re on the move.

“You’ll be able to find a local library, check its opening hours and check whether a book they’re looking for is there. In addition, if you see a book elsewhere that you’re interested in, you can scan its barcode and find out whether your local library has it.”

North Yorkshire said during the Covid-19 lockdown around 3,000 people joined the service to access its digital resources.

The app is available in the App Store for iOS and in Google Play for Android devices.

Image from North Yorkshire County Council

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