Newcastle libraries are undergoing a revolution with the launch of a new digital media library and e-reading software.

The region’s libraries will be using a new platform called Baker and Tyler’s Axis 360 and ground-breaking e-reading software.

The new digital media library will bring easy access to books via the Internet and advanced e-reading software to approximately 3 thousand new e-books.

Library staff will be doing demonstrations on how to use different devices as well as signing people up to the new collection and starting downloads.

Manager of the Newcastle Library Service, David Jenkins, says people can now borrow books online and access them on e-readers and mobile devices.