Carrollton Library Expands Digital Services, Invites Public to Give Feedback
As part of the City of Carrollton Public Library’s ongoing initiative to provide the best connections possible to the community, the Library has improved and expanded its digital services, increasing the number of features offered to patrons.
Library members can now access more than 50 of the top digital magazines, including Condé Nast Traveler, Ebony, PCWorld, HOLA! Fashion, ESPN Magazine, and many more through the new e-magazine provider, Flipster.
“We believe this product will offer a better user experience,” said Library Director Shawna Eikenberry. “Through Flipster, users will have access to a more diverse collection of e-magazines that better represent our community.”
To access Flipster outside of the Library or through the app, users must have a current Carrollton Library card number. There are no limits to how many magazines a user can download to the app and the service is available 24 hours a day by visiting cityofcarrollton.com/flipster.
Additionally, the Library has partnered with a group of Texas libraries to loan e-books and e-audiobooks to each other's library cardholders through the cloudLibrary app. Members can view and read titles that belong to a partner library, but only if a user from the owning library doesn’t have the material already checked out. Through this partnership, readers will have access to a wider selection of books that are currently not part of the Carrollton Public Library’s collection. To begin searching for their next gripping page-turner, patrons can visit cityofcarrollton.com/ebooks.
The Library has also added 13 new Launchpad tablets to its collection. These tablets target “brain training” for adults by using puzzles and games intended to help maintain or improve visual sharpness, fine motor reflexes, memory, and problem-solving skills. The Launchpads can only be checked out by adult patrons for a seven-day period, though the tablets are renewable up to three times if the item has no holds.
In order for the Library to continue providing the best services possible, the City of Carrollton is asking for the community’s feedback and suggestions. The public is invited to visit cityofcarrollton.com/librarysurvey, fill out the short survey, and offer ideas or suggestions on how the Library can better serve Carrollton.
For more information on the many services, events, and classes provided by the Carrollton Public Library, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library.