A free digital library for customers of the public transport in Rome with hundreds of ebooks, audiobooks and music tracks available and over 18 thousand access points along the entire Atac network. Downloading the books is very easy: just frame the qr code of each title. The “+ Viaggi + Leggi” project was created by Atac in collaboration with Forum del Libro, Libraries of Rome, the Liber Liber Association and Clear Channel Italia. 18 thousand qr code are available, corresponding to as many titles. The content is free to download, but will be available for six months and will then be replaced by new titles. “The goal is to broaden the audience of readers and make culture increasingly accessible and available to all”, said the Mayor of Rome, Virginia Raggi.
How to download free Ebooks on Atac metro and bus
The catalog will be available on the panels of the bus shelters at bus stops, on board some metro A and metro B trains and in some Metro C stations. In the metro access area at Termini, travelers will have a library with three hundred titles including two sections dedicated respectively to Dante and Trilussa and other Roman poets. In general there are classics, classics for children, a section dedicated to women’s writing, poetry, theater, audio books, symphonic and chamber music, art and travel essays. Finally, there are two special sections: ‘travel books’, with reading times that correspond to the average duration of a trip on public transport and ‘books in language’, dedicated to foreigners (there are books in English, French, Spanish , Bengali and Romanian). “Reading is an excellent travel companion, but it is even more a source of inspiration, especially for the new generations. And we like to think that our” invitation to read “can represent a contribution to the construction and dissemination of culture among young people and not only “, declared the Sole Director of Atac, Giovanni Mottura.