E-book loan service reaches 5,000 mark

AN E-BOOK loan service from Derbyshire County Council has hit 5,000 books in less than six months.

Since July 2011, council library members have been able to download books directly to PCs, smartphones, tablets and e-book readers.

Stocks of the e-books are continually being increased with more than 2,000 titles available, compared to 600 when the service was launched.

They can be borrowed for a maximum of three weeks.