The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) and the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District are partnering to bring access to free movies, eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines for transit riders in the Las Vegas metropolitan area.
The Library District’s Libby app will now be on board all RTC buses.
“Our mission is to connect with the public, wherever they are, and enable them to enjoy the library’s digital collection,” said Kelvin Watson, executive director of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. “Our partnership with the RTC introduces new audiences to the educational, entertaining, and life-changing resources that the library offers every day. This opportunity makes it easy for riders to learn more about our programs and offerings, then visit one of our branches in person for an upgrade to a free all-access library card, and enter our wonderful world of discovery!”
The Library District’s Libby app acts as a mobile library. It offers several options for users to read and watch during their commute.
“Our agency is committed to increasing accessibility for our customers, and this is a unique way that we can help support our riders with tools and resources to grow, learn and enrich their lives,” said M.J. Maynard, RTC CEO. “We are excited about this meaningful collaboration with the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District to bring the library straight to our transit riders who may not have the ability to access a library location.”
Riders can access the Libby app with RTC Wi-Fi or by scanning the QR code inside each bus. Once downloaded, riders can sign up by entering their mobile number and the library system will instantly verify the new account. It will allow immediate access to customers to begin borrowing eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and movies at no cost.
For those who do not ride the bus, the Libby app is available for all residents and can be downloaded via the Apple app store, Google Play, or through QR codes featured at RTC transit centers, on buses and bus shelter advertising.
The app also grants users access to audiobooks. The service is compatible with computers and devices, such as iPhone, iPad, Android, and Chromebook.
Users can download titles for offline use and have the option of sending them to their Kindle.