Tablet lending trial begins at Eastwood Library
Published on 05 February 2019
A new trial has commenced at Eastwood Library this week, which will provide members of the public with free access to tablets while at the library.
The trial will be used to assess the feasibility and community response to providing the free tablet loans.
All of the tablets available to the public at Eastwood Library have internet access and a range of apps that will allow users to access e-books, e-magazines and e-newspapers.
If the trial is deemed successful Council will explore the options for providing an appropriate mix of desktop computers and mobile devices at all City of Ryde libraries.
The free tablet trial follows the reopening of the refurbished Eastwood Library in December.
Access to the free tablet loans are only available to City of Ryde Library members, with the devices only allowed to be accessed while members are present at Eastwood Library and Photo ID is required. The tablets will not be allowed to be removed from the library at any time.
As part of the reopening, improvements were made to the library's layout and decor and a new a new digital reading table was installed that allows members to access thousands of international newspapers and magazines in various languages.
The free tablet trial will be staged over the next six months.