Myself and my husband have been using the Tomaree Library to borrow books and one can borrow for a minimum of 2 weeks and a maximum of 4. One can also suggest book for purchasing. The Newcastle Regional Library includes a few individual libraries and one can also borrow from them, if one desires.
It was only a couple of days ago that we found out that the City of Newcastle Regional Library also has a Cloud Library for borrowing e-books. We were wondering how that worked and now we know.
One downloads an application to one’s computer desktop and with it one can read books in the Cloud Library . It is similar to reading a book using a Kindle and one only has to push the right and left buttons to continue to the next page. Page numbers are indicated to the right of the page and one can also bookmark a page.
One can also browse topics available, and the book one is reading is under My Books and there is also a Reading History with books one has already read.
In the year 2012 we left Austria, where we had been living for nearly twenty years. We had many problems then getting rid of our collection of books in English, Spanish, German and some French. We continue reading a lot, but now we prefer to borrow books and only buy occasional ones
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