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You've come to the right place!

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Making History

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

Magazines and E-Magazines

Magazines and e-magazines

Learn more about the magazines you can borrow from the library, plus download e-magazines for free using Zinio.

Quick Reads

Quick Reads

Collections of books designed to help people improve their reading and gain new confidence with books.

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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!

Reading Groups

Are you in a Group?

Have you signed up for the new service?
Want to know what you are entitled to?
Request your next set of books here.

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Comics Plus

Choose from over 16,000 graphic novels and comics.
Read online or download using the Comics Plus app.
Discover the amazing selection here.
Poem for You

Poem for You

Love poetry?
Read this year's winners of the National Poetry competition on the theme of Freedom.
A new one is published every few weeks.

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SF and Fantasy

Some of the best of science fiction and fantasy titles around.
Why not lose yourself in another world....

BBC History Magazine

BBC History Magazine

BBC History 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 RB Digital account and you are away!
PLus there is a great app - just visit your app store to download the 'RB Digital' app now.

Free downloadable E-books

Free Downloadable e-books

You can now download e-books for free from the Virtual Library.
Choose from over 900 titles.
All you need is your library card number and PIN.

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Graphic Novels

Our selection of the comics and graphic novels available in our libraries now, in the adult fiction section.

Free Music and Video

Free Music and Video Downloads!

Download up to 5 tracks a week for FREE!
Choose from over 9 million tracks and 15,000 music videos available to download from Freegal.
Just log in with your library card number and PIN and start downloading!

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New e-audio Titles

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

Breaking News! - click here to log in and try the newspaper service now!

Free Newspapers!

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.


Share Your Thoughts

Loved it, hated it, indifferent?
Tell us what you thought
Visit Arena to review or rate the books, CDs and DVDs you have recently read, listened to or watched!

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