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Solihull library users to benefit from free digital downloads

Solihull Editorial 7th Jan, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

SOLIHULL library users are being given the chance to ‘go green’ this year with digital downloads of magazines, eNewspapers and eBooks.

Bookworms can now read full colour digital copies of over 2,000 newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries on their computer, smartphone or tablet, wherever they are, free of charge using their library card.

More than 50 magazines – ranging from New Scientist, Cosmopolitan, Auto Express and BBC Gardeners’ World – can be downloaded at and kept for as long as the reader likes.

Daily newspapers from home and abroad are also available via to read online.

EBooks can be borrowed for up to three weeks, by downloading them from

And, with books expiring automatically when their time is up, readers do not have to worry about fines.

People can also access the Virtual Reference Library at which has great resources such as Theory Test Pro for learner drivers and the Oxford English Dictionary.

Cabinet member for stronger communities and partnerships, Coun Karen Grinsell said: “Our eLibrary services give people the opportunity to access the news and their favourite titles at anytime of the day or night, no matter where they are.

“They are particularly useful for people who find it difficult to visit a library.

“It also offers people the chance to save money as our eMagazines and eNewspapers are free to download and read – all you need is your library card number.”

Joining the library is easy and can either been done online at or by going into your local library.


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