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Read all about it! Gold Coast libraries go digital

Before now there were many things we thought could only be done in person but, throw a global pandemic into the mix and suddenly innovation becomes the name of the game.

Fine dining for example – generally enjoyed within the confines of a restaurant. Not anymore, you can now eat fancily in the comfort of your own home. Group exercise classes, there’s an online version of that. The world has pivoted and we love it.

The latest thing we Gold Coasters have come up with is a digital library where you can borrow books without having to leave the comfort of your couch. Perfection. Especially since it’s World Book Day on April 23rd and what great timing (for a change).

Of course, there have always been books available to purchase online but borrowing? We think not.

Since Gold Coast Libraries have had to close recently, they’ve gotten onboard with the Nassau Library System to create temporary digital library cards for those who don’t already have a membership and with it, you get access to over 50,000 audio and e-books.

Which is enough to last you for quite some time.

You can choose from the latest best sellers and all your favorite authors on a wide variety of devices including Amazon Kindle, iPad, iPhone and Android Devices.

When the Gold Coast Libraries reopen, you will be able to stop by to convert your digital membership to the usual full three-year library card with access to the physical collections and in-Library services.

So, it’s win-win Gold Coasters.

It’s also the perfect plan for kiddies who might have already run out of books to read (same) and might be driving you a little bit crazy looking for activities.

Click here to fill out your application form and get browsing.

Happy (almost) World Book Day.

Words by Kirra Smith

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