Boom time for digital borrowings

21 April 2020
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Audiobook and ebook borrowing is booming at Beaconhills College – and it’s not just due to COVID-19.

While the temporary closure of our College libraries has unsurprisingly seen a strong shift to digital borrowings, figures show the interest in ebooks and audiobooks was already thriving.

Head of Library at the Berwick Campus, Carmel Byrne, compared borrowing figures across the College for term 1 2020 against the same time last year. She found while physical book loans grew by five 5 per cent, digital loans jumped by a huge 67 per cent.

Mrs Byrne said she was optimistic that the College’s reading culture would continue to grow. Library staff were committed to building the digital collection and promoting it to students and families.

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