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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Croydon lends digital library books (UK)

London Borough of Croydon's library service has begun a scheme to enable residents with disabilities to borrow digital books. People can use their library cards to register and then download books as text or audio files, which can be read on screen or downloaded and listened to on an MP3 player. Once the loan period is up the books automatically stop working. The project started with a GBP9,000 National Lottery grant won by the Croydon Disability Forum, in conjunction with the local library service, Croydon College, Croydon Voluntary Association for the Blind and EasyPC computer services. It also received time from officers of the council and the college

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