Hire a Hublet
People can now hire out their own tablet at Aylesbury Library. ‘Hublets’ are Samsung Galaxy tablets which customers can borrow for use within the library. All visitors need is a Buckinghamshire library card and PIN to release a Hublet for up to two hours, free of charge.
The Hublets are ready to browse the internet using the library’s wifi and are preloaded with popular apps. For example, people can find eBooks and eMagazines with the Libby and RBdigital apps. If they prefer to listen to eAudiobooks with BorrowBox they can connect their headphones to listen to stories or watch videos without disturbing other library users.
When they have finished, they return the device to a docking station and it will log them out of any websites visited and clear any information downloaded to the device, ensuring that the Hublet is charged and ready for the next customer.
The Hublets will also be used for children’s coding sessions in Aylesbury Library from time to time. Staff have all the information and can answer any queries.
Councillor Gareth Williams, Buckinghamshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Engagement and Public Health, said: I’m really proud of what we’re achieving at Aylesbury Library and the new Hublets are another addition to what’s a bright, modern and welcoming new library environment. We hope to offer Hublets at more of our libraries if they prove popular at Aylesbury.
‘All of our libraries are fantastic community hubs fit for modern life. Alongside traditional book-borrowing we offer so much more – there are free family activities, a chance to browse up to date newspapers and magazines plus general information and advice and you can do printing and scanning, too.’
For more information about Buckinghamshire libraries, go to www.buckscc.gov.uk/libraries