Readers get stuck into eBooks

Hundreds of keen readers have signed up for a new eBook loan service - with more than 200 registering in the first 48 hours.

Within a week of the launch, library members borrowed 373 eBooks for free - downloaded to their eBook reader, PC, laptop or smartphone.

And to date, more than 500 people are using the service, borrowing more than 530 titles.

Since the service was launched on Monday, July 25, a flurry of new people have joined the library, up from an average 20 per month to more than 100 in July and August.

To start downloading you have to be a member of Derbyshire County Council libraries.

Library members can choose from more than 600 titles including the latest best sellers as well as old favourites. eBook stocks include fiction, travel, teenage fiction and children’s books.

New titles are being added every week.

To find out more about the service go to