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.
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.
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, eAudio & eMagazines (RBdigital)
Register on the RBdigital website to start downloading eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines to your computer or portable device.
Information4livingA reliable source of information to support critical aspects of your life, such as your health and wellbeing, money, benefits or work. Public librarians have brought together their preferred and trusted websites for these topics to help you find the information or services that you need.
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)
After 31 August 2018, this resource will no longer be accessible. We're constantly reviewing the online resources that we subscribe to to ensure we provide the best value service for our customers and the decision was made to cancel Life in the UK test due to a lack of use. You can borrow the Life in the UK guide from your local library. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Naxos Music Library
Streamed classical music. Also includes some jazz, blues and new age.
Naxos Spoken Word Library
Streamed novels, plays and poetry.
An online simulation of the UK's driving theory test (you will need an email address to sign up for this).
Wiltshire Community History
Our award winning local history site.
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.