Library Newsletter April 2020

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Welcome to April's edition of Library news

Libraries and Covid-19

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We continue to focus on the county’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and ensure our staff and our communities stay as safe as possible. Our newsletter this month brings together some of our digital services you can benefit from at home. We hope you enjoy them. More information about digital services will follow in coming weeks.

Catch up with your reading

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We hope you have lots of books at home to read and this may be a time to try some of our digital services

Check out our eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines for great reading ideas

eMagazines from the Library


You can download the latest eMagazines to your phone or tablet. And keep them for as long as you want! From Gardener's World to Good Housekeeping and lots of other great titles.

Latest eBooks to suit all tastes

Hilary Mantel's final part of the Wolf Hall Trilogy The Mirror and the Light - previous parts are also available in case you need to catch up

Mirror and the light
Mum and Dad

Popular author Joanna Trollope's latest book, Mum and Dad deals with three generations of a family, their relationships and rivalries, set around a Spanish Vineyard

A Rose Petal Summer by Katie Fforde

A new magical summer romance from local author Katie Fforde - sure to delight her fans

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Temple House

The Temple House Vanishing by Rachel Donohue


Twenty-five years ago, a sixteen-year-old schoolgirl and her charismatic teacher disappeared without trace...

The Froobles: Cory Cucumber and the farmyard muddle by Ella Davies

When Cory Cucumber gets into a muddle on the farm, he realises that it is cool to ask for help


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These, and many others, will be available on our shelves as soon as possible once we reopen our libraries.

But for now these, and many more good reads are available from our eBook service

Access to 'Find My Past' from home

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‘Find My Past’, family history site will be accessible from home to all Gloucestershire Libraries customers whilst our libraries are closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.  This site can normally only be accessed from a PC in one of our libraries. Instead of using your personal library account to access the website, you will need to use the following details to log in:


Password: FMP2020

These details can be entered into the 'Sign In' page:

For privacy reasons, we are asking users not to start or update their own family trees on this account. Instead you should register/sign into your own personal account with ‘Find My Past’.  This will require your own purchase of subscription or credits to access hints and records within your own account.

Newsbank Online resource


Newsbank is one of our online digital resources, it provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering a wide array of topics and issues

New Library Catalogue

Our new Library Catalogue has arrived and it looks great! It will have additional features and functions added in coming days.

Thank you for your patience during the implementation process


Library Services For Education

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Although Library Services for Education is closed at the moment, the team has been busy helping compile a list of resources to support home educating parents, schools and families


Latest eAudiobooks

Nine perfect strangers

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty eAudiobook

Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever? Nine perfect strangers are about to find out ...

The Seven deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton eAudiobook

Somebody's going to be murdered at the ball tonight. It won't appear to be a murder and so the murderer won't be caught. Darkly comic!

Seven deaths

Relax with one our eAudiobooks, a great way to escape if you are at home, taking exercise or in the garden