E-news proving a hit at local libraries

.Mansfield Library

.Mansfield Library

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Council-run library visitors now have access to the world’s top national newspapers online at the touch of a button – thanks to a pioneering new scheme.

There have been 528 loans of the new e-newspapers in the first few weeks of the new system with Australian, Hungarian, Dutch and Chinese titles proving the most popular.

Figures released show the growing popularity of e-books, e-magazines and e-audio books which can also be accessed from county libraries.

A council spokesman said: “We aspire for our libraries to be modern, cultural, community and information hubs, and our libraries are at the forefront.”