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Shandong Library offers online reading services amid epidemic

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2020-02-13

Shandong Library offers online reading services amid epidemic
Stick figure of Shandong Library. [Photo/WeChat account: shandonglibrary]

Readers can still access high-quality digital reading resources through the official websites, WeChat account and Weibo account of Shandong Library, which has been closed since Jan 25 due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus pneumonia.

The library has also exempted all overdue charges for physical books and periodicals during this period.

According to the library, 1.2 million electronic books, 7,000 electronic literature and art journals, more than 20,000 video resources, and more are available on its official website. Registered readers can log in with their library cards to read them.

Readers can also access the resources through a mobile phone app called "Mobile Library" (Chinese: 移动图书馆 公图版).

In addition to electronic books, electronic periodicals and video resources, Shandong Library's digital reading platform also provides an additional 10,000 audio books, which are also available via the library's official WeChat account.

The library said that audio books are quite popular among readers and over the past month its audio products have been listened to by nearly 150,000 people.

In addition, Shandong Library has also organized a series of online reading promotion activities.

On Feb 1, its WeChat account launched an online quiz activity. By Feb 9, more than 15,000 people had participated in the event, and the page had more than 260,000 views.

"In this critical period of epidemic prevention and control, we are unable to remain open, but we will continue to provide online services," said a staff member from Shandong Library.

The official website of Shandong Library: http://www.sdlib.com/

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Shandong Library offers online reading services amid epidemic

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Shandong Library offers online reading services amid epidemic