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Free of deposit, no need for a library card, borrowing books online, delivering books to your door
"Liaoning library online book borrowing" achieves "zero distance" between the readers and the library
source: Shenyang Evening News  2018-04-25 14:31

Readers need to have a library card and leave a certain amount of deposit to borrow a book from the library before.Anyway, people only need to move their fingers to finish a few steps on their phone to have the books borrowed from the library delivered to their home from today on.Reporter of Shenyang Evening News and Shenyang Newspaper Inclusive Media learned at the opening ceremony of the 7th National Reading Festival of Liaoning Provincial Public Library yesterday that Liaoning Provincial Public Library will start "Liaoning library online book borrowing" service from that day on. Readers of 14 cities of Liaoning province including Shenyang, counties and districts can borrow and return books online with their phones without library cards or leaving deposit, which enables "zero distance" between the readers and the library.

He Yingpeng, director of book borrowing department of Liaoning Provincial Library, told the reporter yesterday that the "online contract" is made based on the Sesame Credit of AliPay. All readers of Liaoning province whose Sesame Credit is over 600 can enter "book borrowing" on Sesame Credit, AliPay APP, set a password, trust and authorize the service of Sesame Credit and then can have the library card with out leaving a deposit. Then these readers can log in the official web site of Liaoning Provincial Library and make the online book borrowing.He Yingpeng told the reporter that after the online book borrowing process, fill in the delivery address, the readers would then enjoy the convenience brought by delivering the books they borrowed online to their doors. "When returning the books, click the "book returning" button, the delivery person will fetch the books the readers need to return to the library." He Yingpeng said the readers who owns the library cards of Liaoning Provincial Library can use the Official Account of WeChat of Liaoning Provincial Library and Alipay to borrow books online.To meet the need of the readers precisely, Liaoning Provincial Library prepared pop books and professional books for the readers. There are about 300,000 books covering art, literature, history, geography, natural science and social science online.

Though digital reading has become the trend in recent years,the statistic of Liaoning Provincial Library shows that the total volume of book borrowing in 2017 is 1.3 million. The library served over 3million readers in the past year. The statistic shows that the traditional paper reading is still popular.Restricted by the service radius of Liaoning Provincial Library, time and distance has become the barrier between the library and the readers.In order to break down the barrier, Liaoning Provincial Library pushed out the "Liaoning Library online book borrowing" service based on the integration of "internet+ internet of things" and the constantly improving social credit system. This service lowered down the threshold of the library and let the readers enjoy the convenience and sense of gain brought by the service of the library. Besides "Liaoning library online book borrowing", "sunshine reading" digital reading promotion project for the blind people of Liaoning province was launched at the same time. 8000 intelligent voice book machines will be purchased by 17 public libraries of Liaoning including Liaoning Provincial Library. Libraries of Liaoning province will provide digital voice books and continuous cultural service to the blind people by lending them intelligent voice books for free.

Reporter Zhang Ning

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