This article was translated by John R. Bopp

We read the news on the always highly recommended Euskal Kultura website and we thought it was a great idea, and that it was such interesting news we believed it needed to find the widest possible audience, so we’re adding in our grain of sand from our blog.  Basques of the Diaspora can access the online electronic book lending service the Basque Government has opened up to all Basque citizens.

Thanks to the work of the Directorate for the Basque Community Abroad, the members of the Diaspora can also register at the Digital Library; for a Diaspora Basque can access this service from any corner of the world, all you have to do is fill out the form at the Basque Government’s Education, Linguistic Policy, and Culture Department website.

The eLiburutegia Basque Digital Library has a wide array of ebooks in Basque, Spanish, and other languages, and is constantly growing and being updated, and can be enjoyed in two ways, streaming, and downloading with any type of browser, operating system, and digital reader.  It also has a “purchasing suggestions” section that allows users to nominate new novels to be included in this digital library.

We think this is an extraordinary idea.  And since they’re taking requests, we have one: a specific section for the Urazandi collection, which talks about the presence of the Basque diaspora in the world and is already available for free on the Basque Government’s website.

We’ll leave our readers with the information fro Euskal Kultura, the website for the eLiburutegia, and where you can download the form to access it.

Euskal Kultura – 1/6/2016 – Euskadi

La Diáspora ya puede usar eLiburutegia, el servicio de préstamo de libros electrónicos del Gobierno Vasco

eLiburutegia es un servicio de préstamo de libros electrónicos a través de Internet que el Gobierno Vasco, responsable tanto de su creación como de su mantenimiento, pone a disposición de la ciudadanía vasca. Ahora, y gracias a los buenos oficios de la Dirección para la Comunidad Vasca en el Exterior, los miembros de la Diáspora también pueden darse de alta en la Biblioteca Digital; el único requisito es completar el formulario en la web del Departamento de Educación, Política Lingüística y Cultura.

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eLiburutegia website

Registration form for the eLibirutegia for diaspora members