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Relax, read and learn with Essex Libraries this summer

Woman using a tablet by a swimming pool
10 July 2019

Are you looking forward to reading your way through your summer holiday relaxing by the pool? With our selection of e-books, e-audio, e-magazines and e-comics there’s plenty to keep you entertained.

There’s no need to worry about a full suitcase when you take e-books and e-audio books with you. Free from Essex Libraries, there are over 9000 e-books and over 4000 e-audio for adults, children and teenagers - and more are added every month. They include bestsellers, popular fiction and non-fiction and you can download up to 7 e-books and 7 e-audio at a time.

Or perhaps you’d prefer to flick through an e-magazine – there are hundreds available on RBdigital and PressReader whatever your interest. If you’d like to catch the news where you’re staying or even the news from home, PressReader has local, national and international newspapers available – all free with your library card.

We’ve also recently launched an e-comics service with over 180 top titles from publishers such as Disney and Marvel – enough to keep the kids busy over the holidays or on long journeys. Whether you want to send them to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars, immerse them in the Marvel universe, or entertain them with Toy Story there’s plenty to choose from. Just sign up and download – free comics are just a click away!

If you’re going abroad for the holidays, then brush up on your language skills before you go with Transparent Language Online. There are over 80 languages included, it’s free and easy to use and you can download the app to keep practising whilst you’re away.

Or perhaps you’re thinking of starting a new course this September, so why not get a head start with Universal Class? There are over 400 free online courses available, from alternative therapies to business skills and computer courses, so you can have a taste before you delve in.

Explore a world of opportunities this summer with your library card!