Hi TC, the first link looks really good so I'll have a look at that one first.
With regards to our local library it had a 'refit' which has resulted in more PC internet access points(good) and much less shelf space therefore fewer books (bad).
I know my father-in-law could order books but due to some health problems, he does not get into town as much as he used to.
We have been getting cowboy/war books from our local charity shops but since my father-in-law now has a laptop, (but no internet connection) I said I'd try and get some ebooks for him. The plus being he can increase the font size when he reads.