What our Readers say
(renowned writer, member since May 2005)
Why do readers seek libraries? Apart from the obvious reasons of that they help make reading affordable and do away with clutter of unwanted books mounting in one’s home… the most important reason would be that they expand horizons. Genres seldom explored become accessible; new authors are discovered, new styles appreciated… At Easy Lib, I saw this happen to me – my reading expanded. And it wouldn’t have been so if the book list hadn’t been as splendid or as varied as it is.
Congrats! May your shelves house a million marvelous books! "
(Former RJ, Program director Fever 104 FM)
I owe a great deal to EasyLib.com. They've made a wonderfully varied and excellent selection of literature so easily accessible that I have no excuse but to become an avid reader once again. Apart from the ease of receiving and selecting books, the other activities that Vani organises are a boon to the future generations of readers and writers!"
(TV & radio personality)
It was a pleasant discovery one fine day two years back when I heard of Easy Lib. I remember thinking to myself, "wow, so I don’t have to even go to the library to choose, renew, return books?". I didn’t need any further convincing to register as member. Also, the entire process is easy for even a kid to browse through and choose the favourite book.
And since then, Vani & her EasyLib have been my book-angels. I also love the fact that Vani makes an extra effort in reaching out to children with interesting activities over the weekend. Besides, taking active feedback in book titles to be added to their collection.
In this day of severe time crunch, efforts like Vani's need to be celebrated for keeping alive the joy of reading the printed word. Thanks lady for getting my life back to book! "
Member since Oct 2003)
If you think people don't read much or that the library experience can't be made interesting, you are mistaken. You would be in for a lot of surprises if you drop by to Easy Library in Koramangala. It is not your musty, old and impersonal library. It is lively and evolves with the interests of its customers, thanks to Vani. You can see that she loves doing it.
If you are not sure just check if any other library in Bangalore or even in India which lets you suggest books, reserve books, browse through the catalogues, etc through the internet, delivers books to your home, has story telling for your children, gives an opportunity to talk with writers and has discussions on philosophies. It is one of the rare occasions where you can say 'Your search ends here', and really mean it."
( Member since 1st July 2001 (our very first member!)
I first met Vani (proprieter) of Easy Library (henceforth referred to as EL) before EL was started. When she mentioned she was thinking of starting India's first Online Library I was both happy and intrigued and decided to become a member then and there! I was certainly not disappointed! EL is a cornucopia of literary delicacies. Vani is a superb 'chef', one who is vastly knowledgeable about almost every book there is to read in the library! The dedicated staff ensures that books reserved online are promptly delivered/collected from the members which is great if you are home bound and want a good read!
The icing on the cake would surely be the book reading sessions regularly conducted at the library wherein prominent authors read excerpts from their latest books and have an enjoyable tete-a-tete with the members. Also, its a great way to meet up with other book-a-holics.
All in all I would say that I made two great friends when I became a member- EL and Vani Mahesh and not necessarily in that order!!
Way to go EL!!!! "
(Member since Sept 2002)
After discovering Easy Library, it is impossible for me to go back to any other library or any other manner of functioning. I read an average of a book every two-three days. The collection at Easy Library is just right in its variety and in the way that Vani listens to members' recommendations. Also, you get to read the books you recommend first!
With time and traffic constraints in Bangalore, I love the delivery and pickup at the most nominal rates. My enthusiasm for books, in the pre-EasyLib.com days, would lead to my consistently checking out tons of books and consistently forgetting to return them on time. I have paid enough in fines to fund a few libraries! Here, I can login at any bizarre hour and get my book requests in and get them promptly. Thank you, Easy Library - both on behalf of my wallet and my spouse! :-)"
( Member since May 2002)
To me, the library is functioning well and the service is more than satisfactory... The book-collection is wide-ranging and phenomenal... Whatever has been missing, I have quite frequently recommended...and to my happiness all the recommendations have been honored as well :-)
So, all in all, it has been a great experience with easylib!! thanks and all the best!!"
Anil Kumar Gupta
(Member since October 2001)
It has been a wonderful experience to be a member of EasyLib.com,I have been able to read the latest and best in fiction, magazines which otherwise are very difficult to come by. Folks managing the library are very friendly and helpful. "
(Member since August 2001)
The name of the library says it all...it's just so "easy" to read books with Easy Library. The complete booking and delivering process has enabled me to keep in touch with all kinds of books which were so difficult to access earlier. Today there is hardly anytime to visit a library to select books. With EasyLib.com, I am able to read very regularly because reserving a book at EasyLIb.com is a quick task.
Before this, I usually had to buy the latest books of my favourite authors as no other library had such an up to date collection and this kind of diversity. The service is very friendly. If I'm not in a mood to think of what i want to read, i just ask the staff and most of their suggestions are good. Vani's write-up on chic-lit opened another arena which was so much fun to read...Kudos to the library team to make reading so pleasurable and easy!!"
(Member since October 2001)
EasyLib.com is one of the best things that can happen to a bookworm...I not only spend hours delightfully nosing through the many, many, many books on your shelves, I find it so convenient to shoot off a quick online request, with door delivery and pickup, when I don't have the time to spare. Heads I win, tails I win! Vani and team, must say you guys have always come through with the books I most want to read, and have managed to entice me to read some that I would not have otherwise considered....just wish I could have managed to attend your many poetry and book readings. Rock on!