King County Library officials say they’ll soon be offering a new online ordering service that will let patrons check out books and magazines online.
The library’s first-ever online ordering program, dubbed the King County Public Library’s Online Book Ordering System, is available for free through Jan. 19.
That will launch with the King and County Libraries.
Customers can select from the library’s collection of over 1,400 titles and add titles to their order, which can then be picked up at the library or delivered to their homes.
They can also print out their books and order them for pick-up at home.
Customer service at the King-County Libraries is available via the librarys website.
King County Library spokeswoman Natalie Oltman said she expects the new online booking service will bring online ordering to more libraries and encourage library users to take advantage of its online ordering feature.
“We’re thrilled to offer the King Library’s first online ordering capability for its customers,” Oltam said.
“I’m thrilled that people will be able to find books and more digitally and easily than ever before.”
The library, with more than 1,100 branches, also has an online book catalog, which allows customers to access and download titles from the public library’s online library catalog.
Oltam called the online booking program an important step for the King library.
“This is a huge opportunity for our libraries,” Olatam said in a statement.
“It’s a service that has never been available in King County.
It’s also the first time a King Library will be offering online ordering.”
Online ordering is a new addition to King County libraries.
King County’s public libraries began offering online book ordering in September 2015, but the library system was unable to provide it to all libraries in the county because of the cost of printing.
Oltaman said the new program will allow libraries to offer a variety of services, including book ordering.
Customers who order a library book through the library website will also receive an email from the King Public Library on Jan. 22, with an option to receive the books at the door, Oltami said.
The new online service is expected to launch in the next few months.