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Adeje’s libraries are very popular among all ages

The Adeje public library network has just released statistics regarding library use in 2018. “The data is extremely positive and we have seen a substantial increase in the number of consultations by the public – something we feel is down to three key factors – the use of the libraries by the students of the Tourism degree course, the diversification of the activities the libraries are carrying out and the continuing and growing interest in reading and studying by the general public”, said councillor Desiderio Afonso Ruiz.

The overall figures for the Adeje libraries show that 24,523 people visited one of the libraries during the year, with a total of 46,319 consultations (books, online searches, etc) and there were 8,597 books lent during the same 12 month period. The monthly average number of visitors was just over 2,000, 73% of those were adults and the rest, 27%, were junior readers and students.

The figures represent an increase of 19% by younger users, a 14% increase in those researching or seeking information, and similar increases were registered in readers and older student use. The busiest days of the week were Mondays and Tuesdays, and there were 75 internet connections daily. As has been registered in other years, there was a notable increase in users during exam times.

The Adeje library in the cultural centre was the most visited (36,492 persons), just over 2,000 visitors went to the Canarian library on the Calle Grande, 3,156 used the public library in Armeñime and the Fañabe library welcomed 2,136 users during the year.


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eBooks in Adeje

ebiblio page

The service is available online at

The Adeje councillor for libraries, Juan Desiderio Afonso Ruiz, has released details of Adeje’s signing up to the eBiblio Canarias, the electronic book lending platform operated by the Canarian Libraries network, BICA. The service is available online at where users will be given information on how to use the service.

The councillor said, “with this initiative local residents can now access a service via a technological platform which will allow them borrow books online and read on a number of different devices – smart phones, tablets, laptops, or e-book readers”. Furthermore the project will encourage the use of devices in the world of learning and training, he added.

adeje-concejal de bibliotecas

eBiblio Canarias allows users read e-books through the internet either through streaming, by cloud (with the right applications) or in your computer or reader. Users can access the service with iOS or Android and it is free. Users must be members of a library that is part of the Canarian Libraries network, such as the public library in the Adeje Cultural Centre.

Once in the web page use is relatively easy and near the top right hand corner is a button to change the language of the page into English. Each user will need an email and password, which you can request from any of the participating public libraries. Once signed in you can access the catalogue, browse by title, author or subject. Once you have found a book you wish to reaed you follow the borrowing procedure and the book is available for 21 days.

The project has been promoted by the Spanish Ministry for Education, Culture and Sport in conjunction with the regional department of culture, sport and social politics.