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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.

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Access to Research

Access to Research gives free access to over 15 million academic articles. Full text articles can only be viewed in the library.

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Ancestry Library Edition

4000 family history databases including the census and BMD records.  In-library use only.


British Newspaper Archive

The British Newspaper Archive gives free access to millions of newspaper articles from the British Library newspaper collections. View articles from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  Articles can only be viewed in the library.


eBooks (RBdigital)

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.

Our eBook provider changed on 1 September 2017 from OverDrive to RBdigital (W F Howes). For further information, visit eBook FAQs.

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John Johnson Collection

Ephemera from the Bodleian Library offering unique insights into everyday life in Britain in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries.

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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).

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Naxos Music Library

Streamed classical music. Also includes some jazz, blues and new age.

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Naxos Spoken Word Library

Streamed novels, plays and poetry.

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TheoryTest Pro

An online simulation of the UK's driving theory test (you will need an email address to sign up for this).

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Wiltshire Clubs and Organisations Directory

Contact details for over 8,000 local clubs and societies.

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Wiltshire Community History

Our award winning local history site.

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Wiltshire maps (Know Your Place - West of England)

Know Your Place is a digital heritage mapping project to help you to explore your neighbourhood online through historic maps.

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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Last updated: 31 August 2017 | Last reviewed: 31 August 2017