Over 5,000 ebooks have been read by South Ayrshire Council library users since the Council launched their innovative e-book service a year ago.
Councillor Margaret Toner, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Tourism and Leisure said: "As the first local authority in Scotland to launch a free downloadable library ebooks service our Council has led the way. The ebook service has been embraced by library users and it has been a resounding success.
"We have given our customers even more choice and ebooks are certainly making many people read in a different way. Ebooks are so convenient when travelling to and from work on the bus or train, you can listen to them when gardening, running in the gym or at home. They are particularly useful when going on holiday, no more carrying heavy books when you travel, just download books of your choice.
"For people who are in hospital or find holding a book for long periods of time difficult ebooks are a real blessing.
"Our library service is alive and well, thanks to the wide range of services that we offer and I am sure that the service will continue to thrive."
To access the ebooks and eaudiobooks, visit our library section. All you need to give it a try is a computer, an internet connection, a valid South Ayrshire library card (available to anyone living or working in South Ayrshire) and a PIN.
Ebooks are available as full text electronic versions of published titles or as audiobooks, downloadable publications that you can read or listen to on a home computer, laptop, mobile phone, ebook reader, iPod, iPhone, MP3 player or burn to CD.
Up to four titles can be borrowed at any one time for up to 21 days and they are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week from the South Ayrshire libraries website. All you have to do is browse the titles, check out the one you want, download it and then enjoy.
If the book you want is checked out by another user, you can add it to your wish list and you will receive an email when it becomes available. Information is included with each title to explain the compatible formats on which it will play.