Libraries were among the last to reopen as covid restrictions were lifted which harmed the speed of their recovery. As a result, customer numbers are lower than pre-2020 levels. Now with the cost-of-living crisis and rising inflation, libraries are more valuable than ever before.
Membership of the library provides you with free online access to a vast selection of digital newspapers and magazines via PressReader. Accessible via your laptop, iPad or mobile, newspapers can also be downloaded for reading at another time.
Membership offers a vast selection of magazines to choose from and enjoy. From women’s magazines to topic specific magazines, the database covers all needs and wants.
An extensive collection of e-books can be borrowed and consumed virtually. Library members also have access to all the latest book releases, which can be read via the electronic device of their choosing.
Several Angus libraries offer free, spacious studying or working hot desks with access to free Wi-Fi. Additionally, every library offers wireless printing so even if you are working from home, you can send your documents to print at the library at a convenient time.
Members have access to the library computers on which you can send and receive email, prepare a PowerPoint presentation, create spreadsheets and databases- and print. If you love a jigsaw, there’s no need to go out and buy one. Angus Libraries have a collection of adult and children’s puzzles available to borrow via the jigsaw puzzle swap service.
Up to 12 books, including children’s books and audiobooks can be borrowed for up to three weeks before returning or renewing them. Renewing books for another three weeks can be done simply online, if they’ve not been reserved by anyone else.
Members of Angus Libraries have access via library computers to Ancestry, the world’s largest online library of family history information, saving you £69.99 on a six-month online subscription. If you love gardening, then Kirriemuir Seed Library is also a fantastic resource. Pop into one of your local Angus libraries or visit www.angusalive.scot to discover how to become a library member.