Libraries are closed but the Virtual Library is still open

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Coronavirus updates

Are you aware of our online library services?

Online library

With all our libraries closed and with most people staying at home there has never been a better time to visit our Virtual Library and check out what’s on offer?

All you need is your library card number and a pin number. Do you need to register for a library card number or forgotten your pin? Don’t worry you can do that online too.

There are loads of great resources to help keep you and your family occupied.

Need something new to read?

Find a great selection of e-books, audiobooks and magazines on via RBDigital . There are titles for all the family. Check out our new additional audiobooks library on BorrowBox and look out for new titles being added each month.

Want to know what the papers are saying?

Browse the broadsheets or dip into the tabloids with Pressreader.  There are over 7,000 newspapers and magazines from around the world to choose from including First News for children.

Need to take a moment to relax?

Download and stream some relaxing tunes with Freegal, our free music service.

Struggling with home education?

Have a look at Encyclopaedia Britannica. It has a junior level for lower and middle school children or if you need something a bit more in depth, find millions of articles from over 1300 reference books with Credo Reference.

Looking for a project to keep you busy at home?

In response to the current situation both  Ancestry and The Times Digital Archive are now accessible to all library members from home – so now is the perfect time to research that family tree.

Social media activities

Lego club

Missing all our library activities? Why not join us on Facebook for one of our interactive sessions for children.

Story and Rhymetime – Thursdays at 3.30pm – Join us for a couple of stories and some rhymes via facebook live.

Crafty kids - A new simple craft for little ones each Friday afternoon.

Lego Club – Check in at our Saturday Morning (11am) Lego Club  and show us a picture of what you build! (this weeks challenge is to build an alien!)

We also have Read and Recommend for adults - Join our bookclub with a difference – tell us what you have been reading and what you would recommend, with a new topic each Wednesday afternoon.

Libraries on Instagram

Our library services have now signed up to Instagram and have been setting residents a reading challenge each Thursday. Follow them to join the challenge.