The new Akwa Ibom State e-Library will soon open to the public, the Commissioner for Information and Communications Mr Aniekan Umanah has said.
He told reporters in Uyo that the registration is available to online and On-site readers; while the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) links the world e-library and other e-resource websites.
Umanah revealed that the official website address of the library is www.ibomelibrary.org, adding that it has e-resources that can only be accessed onsite (intranet) within the facility of the Library.
The Commissioner also said the state is processing a top level domain website www.ibomelibrary.gov.ng to ensure that all components of the library are easily accessed by registered users from all parts of the world.
Similarly, the Principal Consultant at the e-Library Prof Felicia Etim said to have access to the facilities of the e-library both online and on-site users must first register and be issued with access-card or account details.
She explained further that after acquiring the access card, users should go online, click on My Account, then Register and Log In after which they can search for e-resources of their choice, print or download depending on their subscription level.
Etim also informed library users that experimental websites like www.akselibrary.org and www.akselibrary.org.ng were not valid for access to the e-library.
Modalities for payments and account details, she explained, are being worked out and added that the date for the full opening of the library will be announced next month.