MyLibri Books is a subscription-based online library that affords users access to books all over the world covering ranges of different genres. It provides round-the-clock access to people and enables them to read books from the comfort of their homes without having to go to a physical space. MyLibri Books has a Web app, and it is also available on the Google Play Store and App Store. The application is compatible with all smart devices, including iPad and Android Tablets.
We see and have experienced how difficult it is for people to access a physical library in this part of the world. Walk-in libraries are not evenly distributed across the country; hence, people are required to go long distances before they can access one. This experience has worsened the state of reading culture amongst Nigerians, and even Africa in general as people are gradually given up the quest to go ‘book hunting’, just to avoid the stress that comes with it.
Of a truth, we have few international e-commerce companies that have helped in the distribution of books worldwide, such as Amazon and E bay, however, the majority of Africans at large are unable to access or purchase books from them due to a whole range of difficulties and issues. Many don’t have an acceptable form of payment and even when they do, the cost of shipping costs an arm and a leg. In fact, many don’t even know how to go about it. Also, the attitude of vendors abroad to book buyers in Africa as a whole is not at all encouraging.
We looked at this pressing issue and sought to create a solution. We discovered that many are interested in reading, but they are looking for easier and more comfortable ways to read books without having to go through the stress of going to the library. MyLibri Books was birthed out of the need to bring this solution to people, thereby improving their reading culture, especially in this part of the world.