Councillor Richard Burton, portfolio holder for civic wellbeing and culture, said:
“This council is committed to providing an excellent library service, which is accessible for all. Free WiFi will allow significant improvements to the service our libraries can provide, and help many more East Riding residents to enjoy the benefits of being online in this increasingly digital age.”
The council successfully secured a £61,000 grant from Arts Council England to fund the installation of the WiFi network in its library branches, adding to the extensive range of services available.
E-Books and E-Audio Books and even E-Comics are due to become available in East Riding libraries by the summer, adding to the already very successful free E-Magazine service.
Over 2000 E-Magazines are downloaded using the online library service in branches and at home each month.
In addition, the People’s Network of free access computer terminals in libraries will be refreshed and updated.
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