Raglan Library to get tablets

28 March 2016
Be one of the first to use the new tablets at Raglan Library.

Jam packed with educational and learning apps, Waikato District Council is excited to be able to offer this new self- led learning service. 

The tablets, which will be available from 4 April, have been loaded with selected apps including TED talks, Khan Academy and the New Zealand Herald.

“Our libraries play an important part in education and learning,” said Sue Duignan, Customer Support General Manager. 

“We realise that new technology can be daunting and there may be some people who have never used a tablet before so we’ll be holding a number of drop-in sessions.”

The drop in sessions will be held from 10.30-11.30am and 5.30-6.30pm on Wednesday 6 April and Wednesday 13 April. 

“A staff member will be available at these sessions to show you how to use the tablets and to answer any questions you may have. We’d also love to hear your feedback on the educational apps we have on offer.” 

The new tablets are in addition to the computers already available in the Raglan Library. 

The wider internet such as email, search engines, social media and gaming sites won’t be accessible on the tablets.

Tablet users are asked to keep an eye on the time so that others waiting can have a go, and to bring their own ear phones, as they are not provided. Users need to be nine years or older.

The Council recently introduced the tablets at Te Kauwhata Library and is hoping to introduce tablets into the other Waikato District Libraries later this year.