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Free online information services from Wiltshire Libraries

Free online information services from Wiltshire Libraries  The following online services are available free of charge to members of Wiltshire Libraries. Use them from your home or office computer or from one of our in-library computers*.  Please have your library card ready when using these services and enter your 10 digit card number without spaces.

Update - April 2016

The online resource collection is being reviewed with the aim of retaining the widest possible range of resources whilst keeping within our budget. We will no longer be subscribing to the resources below. Apologies for any inconvenience caused by this change.

  • 19th Century British Library Newspapers
  • Dictionary of National Biography
  • Oxford English Dictionary
  • Oxford Modern Dictionary
  • Reference Books Online
  • Times Digital Archive
  • Who's Who and Who Was Who

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Online service Description
*Ancestry Library Edition 4000 family history databases including the census and BMD records – in-library use only.
CyberLibrary Websites recommended by librarians to help you find good quality, safe sites.

eBooks

(Overdrive)

Download eBooks to your computer, eBook reader or portable device. Borrow up to five titles. If a book is checked out reserve it for free.
Issues Online Articles, information and eBooks on contemporary social issues to help 11-16 year olds with their homework (Key stages 3 and 4).
John Johnson Collection Ephemera from the Bodleian Library offering unique insights into everyday life in Britain in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries.

Life in the UK Test

(GoCitizen)

An online study resource for candidates preparing for the Life in the UK Test (you will need an email address to sign up for this).
Naxos Music Library Streamed classical music. Also includes some jazz, blues and new age.
Naxos Spoken Word Library Streamed novels, plays and poetry.

Newspapers Online

(Newsbank)

Search for newspaper articles from national and local papers.
TheoryTest Pro An online simulation of the UK's driving theory test (you will need an email address to sign up for this).
Wiltshire Clubs and Organisations Directory Contact details for over 8,000 local clubs and societies.
Wiltshire Community History Our award winning local history site.

* Title only available in-library

Subject list of titles

Subject Online service
Driving TheoryTest Pro – an online simulation of the UK's driving theory test (you will need an email address to sign up for this)
Family history Ancestry – in-library use only
History John Johnson Collection
History eBooks – (Overdrive)
Internet sites CyberLibrary
Life in the UK Test Life in the UK Test – (GoCitizen) an online study resource for candidates preparing for the Life in the UK Test (you will need an email address to sign up for this)
Literature Naxos Spoken Word Library
Literature eBooks – (Overdrive)
Music Naxos Music Library
Newspapers and magazines Newspapers Online
Social issues Issues Online
Wiltshire history Wiltshire Community History
Wiltshire organisations Wiltshire Clubs and Organisations Directory

It's not all online!

All libraries in Wiltshire also have a range of reference books to help customers with their information enquiries as well as helpful staff who are trained in using both books and the Internet.

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Multiple Contacts:
eMail: libraryenquiries@wiltshire.gov.uk
Telephone: Your Local Library
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Last updated: 15 February 2016

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