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Poetry Connect

Let's look forward together!
Share your poems on the theme of looking forward with us and we will select some to publish on the Virtual Library and social media.

Your libary at home

Your Library At Home

Learn how to access amazing digital resources from the comfort of your home;
E-books, audiobooks, newspapers, magazines and more.

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VE Day E-Books

Join the nation in commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day on Friday 8th May.
Want to know more about the war? Try one of the great WWII e-books available from RBdigital.

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Ancestry

In response to the current situation Ancestry are allowing customers to access the resource from home.
Now is a great time to start researching your family history.

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Making History

A selection of great recent history non-fiction from our stock.

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Reading Well Collection

The Reading Well collection provides self-help reading for adults dealing with a range of mental health and other long term conditions.
'It's an inspiration ...'

Free downloadable e-magazines

Free downloadable e-magazines

Download free e-magazines from RBdgital.
Choose from over 50 popular titles on a range of subjects.
All you need is your library card number and PIN and a RBdigital account.

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E-books from Other Worlds

Some of the best of science fiction and fantasy ebooks from RBdigital.
Why not lose yourself in another world....

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Free Newspapers and Magazines Online!

From the Guardian, Observer and Independent to the Daily Star, Express and Mail.
Plus Sunday newspapers and all the supplements avaialable through PressReader.
All you need is your library card number and PIN and internet access.
Also discover an ever growing range of top title magazines.

Free downloadable e-music

Free downloadable e-music

Download and stream free e-music from Freegal.
Choose from over 15 million songs and 40,000 videos.
All you need is your library card number.

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BorrowBox is here!

Have you heard?
We now offer BorrowBox as well as RBdigital so you can listen to even more audiobooks from your favourite authors, download the app and start enjoying today!

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24 Hour Streaming with Freegal

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak Freegal have removed their online streaming limit.
You can now stream all day long to keep yourself entertained whilst you are at home.

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Top Gear Magazine

Top Gear Magazine is one of over 55 titles available to download for free.
Check out the collection of over 55 e-magazines available to download and read for free.
All you need is your library card number and PIN, then create a RBdigital account and you are away!
Plus there is a great app - just visit your app store to download the 'RBdigital' app now.

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Stay in the library loop!

If you love libraries and want to know the latest on news and events - sign up for our e-newsletters?
All the latest direct to your inbox.

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Library Humour

Funny things that book and library lovers can relate to.
Go on - take some time out for a giggle!

Join the library

Join the library

Not a member of the library?
Want to download amazing e-content plus borrow from the library and so much more.
Complete the online form.

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New e-audio Titles

21 new titles have been added to the e-audio service for May - discover them here!

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Cracking Cooking

A selection of great recent cookbooks from our stock, plus websites and more for inspiration and enjoyment.
Go on - have a go!

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Music Highlights

Artists and albums available from our collections or to stream or download through our Freegal subscription

What's Normal Anyway?

Live Well, Feel Well

Live well and feel well with these books and resources on mental health and well-being.

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Shelf Help

An amazing collection of books to help children aged 13 to 18 to manage their mental health, wellbeing and emotional resilience using recommended reading.

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Quotes

Fantastic book and library related quotes to inspire and enthuse!
Why not share them with your friends?