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If you missed our World Book Day celebrations on Thurs 4th March, you can still catch David Ross in conversation with George Paterson about David's latest book 'There's Only One Danny Garvey' below. Music by Teenage Fan Club.

Our libraries will remain closed until lockdown restrictions allow us to re-open however the mobile library is out on the road offering a Reserve & Collect service. No fines will be incurred during this period of closure. 

Don't forget you can also access thousands of free eBooks and audiobooks from BorrowBox and eMagazines on the RBDigital app.  Download the app from the App Strore or Google Play. We've just added a whole range of new ebooks and audiobooks so there are even more titles and authors to discover.

Alternatively, Borrowbox and RBDigital can be accessed from your PC or laptop via our online catalogue - just sign in using your membership number. If you're not currently a library member, but would like to use this free service, contact us via Facebook or Twitter @EAlibraries for more information.  Existing members who need to check their membership numbers can also do so in this way.

**For our local hearing aid users**

Whilst 'Action On Hearing Loss' are currently unable to provide their local community drop-in service at our libraries, there is a hearing aid battery service available by post. If you need a replacement, please email or Tel/text  07391 017781


LOVE YOUR LIBRARY – joining the library is free and the benefits are priceless!

Your local library may have changed significantly since you last visited.

Love all of this…

200,000+ books, with 15,000 new titles each year including

Fiction and non-fiction for young people

Adult fiction including Book Group reads, summer best sellers and fiction in translation from some of the best writers of foreign fiction available today

Poetry collections

Audio books

Large print books

Children’s Books

Valuable resources for students:

SQA Past Papers for most exams are available in your local library.

A section of art/design and photography titles.

Fashion - from Chanel to Alexander McQueen, enjoy these beautifully illustrated paeans to fashion.College Reference texts including psychology and sociology

Graphic novels and Manga

Creative Writing Collection - have you ever thought of writing for TV, a screenplay, novel or even an e-book? These titles will point you in the right direction.

If we don’t have what you’re looking for ask about our request service.

You can download the free BorrowBox app from the App Store or Google Play on all your mobile devices and start enjoying free books straight away. You can also access magazine by downloading the RBDigital app.

If you can’t make it along to your library for any reason, the mobile library makes regular visits to every district of East Ayrshire and our Homewords service caters for library members who are housebound.

We provide a range of services such as free internet access, computer courses, DVD hire, printing and photocopying and a range of events and activities for all ages including Bookbug sessions, coding clubs, book groups and more!

Library members and visitors can use laptops, mobile device and phones to access *free Wi-Fi at the following libraries - Auchinleck, Crosshouse, Cumnock, Darvel, Dick Institute, Galston, Burns House, Patna and Stewarton.

*This project is supported by the Scottish Government Public Library Improvement Fund.

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