Winds of May, that dance on the sea - James Joyce

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east sussex library and information service

May 2020

Library Service during COVID-19

East Sussex Libraries

We want to help East Sussex residents as much as we can over this difficult time.  Over the coming weeks we're helping you explore our online services in a bit more depth, especially if you're new to the eLibrary.

Sheila Bugler Q&A

Sheila Bugler Q&A

We are giving you the opportunity to ask Sheila Bugler questions that she can answer in an online film hosted on our website. 

Sheila Bugler is the author of the twisted thriller I Could Be You’, set in Eastbourne.  If you have a question for her about her art, her creative process or just how she juggles working full time whilst being a successful author; just use our contact form

Let us know if you would like to be mentioned – first name or nickname only of course.

Questions must be submitted by Friday 15th May.

Sheila Bugler Q&A will be uploaded onto the Library Webpage on Friday 22nd May.

Sheila’s book is still available from Libby during May, with no waitlists and no holds.

eAudio with RBdigital


When was the last time somebody read you a story? Most of us stop being read to when we get to junior school, but it’s the perfect way to relax and stimulate the brain.  A good narrator can enhance a story, adding nuance and flair.

We've got loads of downloadable audiobooks on our RBdigital eAudio platform. Free to download onto your mobile device, PC or laptop. 

Many people still think of audiobooks as cheating, but a recent study showed no significant differences in comprehension between reading, listening, or reading and listening simultaneously.

Another rarely mentioned benefit of audiobooks is that so-called ‘difficult’ authors like James Joyce, Cormac McCarthy, Ali Smith and Anna Burns; authors who dispense with punctuation and syntax are much more straightforward and readable when they are narrated!  

Full instructions on how to download eAudio from RBdigital

PressReader - newspapers & magazines

Press Reader logo

Stay informed with unlimited access to the UK’s leading daily newspapers, including The Daily Mail and The Guardian.  PressReader also provides access to over two thousand magazines and periodicals, including BBC Wildlife, Top Gear and Rolling Stone.

Full instructions on how to download eNewspapers and eMagazines from PressReader

Practice the driving theory test

Theory Test Pro

Theory Test Pro is a realistic online simulation of the UK’s driving theory test for all vehicle categories and contains all the official test questions licensed from the DVSA.

You will need to sign up the first time you use Theory Pro then start practising immediately. Take the Quick Quiz, or practice specific areas, such as the theory test, hazard perception or highway code. Keep track of the hours you have practised and your average scores in the histogram. See how you perform in a test situation by completing a mock theory test.

Sign up to Theory Pro and make sure you give yourself every chance of passing your driving test first time.