South Ayrshire Libraries: Explore our Services


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South Ayrshire Libraries: Explore our Services

  1. 1. Discover what you can do…
  2. 2. In the local community  Free Service  Accessible to everyone  13 branch libraries and a mobile library Home library service, nursing homes visits, reminiscence box, mono mouse magnifier, audio books, adaptive technology, employment clubs, book groups
  3. 3. Facts and Figures 2012/13 o Library visits = 684,694 o Virtual visits = 371,677 o Population of users with library card = 41% o eBook issues = 6,169 o Book issues = 371,538 o PC sessions = 98,744
  4. 4. Free Computer Access o Book a flight, check your email, update your Facebook profile, renew your car insurance, order prescriptions o Printers and Scanners o Apply for online jobs, CV workshops, Universal Credit
  5. 5. Catch the reading bug! Bookbug Sessions are free, fun and friendly events for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their families to enjoy together.
  6. 6. eMagazines Enjoy full digital copies of your favourite magazines for free on your PC, Mac mobile device.
  7. 7. Comprehensive study materials including the entire official test question bank and an online version of the Highway code. Hazard perception simulator with video clips in the same format as the official test. Free for library members.
  8. 8. Have a knit and a natter, book groups, games workshop, photography exhibitions, author visits
  9. 9. Working with local Primary Schools Discover Reading, Discover Information, Carnegie medal and Kate Greenway medal, mobile visits to remote smaller schools, homework support
  10. 10. Working with local Secondary Schools Our Library Management System has been rolled out to five of the eight South Ayrshire Secondary Schools enabling the pupils to take full advantage of all our library services.
  11. 11. We still have books! Search for a title, download it, reserve it, renew it, review it
  12. 12. Library app read, renew, request o Gain instant library access with the South Ayrshire Libraries mobile app. o Now you can find a title, reserve, borrow or renew it, straight from your mobile. search for „South Ayrshire Libraries‟
  13. 13. What are eBooks? o eBooks are downloadable books which you can read and audio books which you can listen to on a computer and / or on a mobile device such as: an eBook reader, mobile phone, iPod, iPad or MP3 player.
  14. 14. e Books & eAudio o Easy to use, users can choose lending period, available 24/7, no late fees o No returns
  15. 15. See Book. Read Book OverDrive Read is a new in-browser eBook reader. It works just like any eBook reading app, except you don’t need to activate or install extra software. o All you need is a computer, tablet, or mobile device with a modern web browser. o Your eBooks are stored in the cloud, which means you can read across a number of different devices and your eBooks will sync so that you don‟t lose your place.
  16. 16. OverDrive Media Station  Showcases our entire eBook collection in-house  Patrons can touch and swipe to browse and sample any title  Patrons can send any title from an OverDrive Media Station to their favourite device for checkout using a QR code, email or SMS
  17. 17. Should libraries offer eBooks? o The answer is a resounding “yes”! o The service has raised the library profile in the local area. o New users include many people who had previously thought that the library had nothing to offer. o It appeals to younger members – and our eBook Twilight series can‟t be lost / stolen or soaked in the bath! o It is socially and geographically inclusive – nursing homes, the visually- impaired and includes those that even the mobile library doesn‟t reach! o Shift workers.
  18. 18. Library Blogs Keep up-to-date with news, events and competitions on our library and local history blogs
  19. 19. Awards o APSE finalists o Cosla Silver Medal Award o OverDrive‟s International Marketing Award 2010
  20. 20. Achievements First Public Library service in Scotland to offer: o eBooks and eAudio o eMagazines First Library service in Europe to allow patrons to access: o eBooks via an OverDrive Media Station First Public Library service in the world to publish an eBook o Records of the Ayrshire Militia from 1802 to 1883, available for sale on Amazon o Crooks in the Nooks MP3 audio tour of Old Ayr
  21. 21. South Ayrshire Libraries were invited to write a chapter for this publication. This book will be sold into Library Schools throughout the world and will be available from November 2013.
  22. 22. Future of Libraries?  Much talk of the “death of the printed book”.  More books than ever are being published in paper form.  With the ever-increasing number of eBooks being published, it adds up to more words being written, published and read than ever before.  Consumer driven.  We are all in a 24 / 7 virtual information age.  Libraries are vital for bridging the IT divide.
  23. 23. Jean Inness, South Ayrshire Libraries