Online borrowing on the rise at Trafford Libraries

While Trafford library buildings are currently closed, the service has seen a significant increase in online demand.

Over the past fortnight there has been a 46% increase in online loans and a 65% increase in online reservations for e-books and e-audio books.

The service is provided in partnership with BorrowBox, a specialist provider of adult and children’s e-books to libraries.

Trafford Libraries, in partnership with other Greater Manchester libraries, have been working hard to ensure more e-books are available to library customers. Registered Trafford Library users can also access e-newspapers and e-magazines and it’s all free of charge.

The service is open to all current library members and new joiners can register on our website.

Liz Patel, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Culture and Leisure said:

We’re pleased that during these challenging times we’re still able to offer a comprehensive library catalogue to our residents and it’s great to see so many more people taking advantage of the service.

Registering online is quick and easy to do and opens up a world of resources which may be of particular benefit to anyone currently isolating or schooling children at home.”

Posted on Wednesday 22nd April 2020