Free online information services from Wiltshire Libraries
The following online services are available free of charge to members of Wiltshire Libraries. Use them from home or from one of our in-library computers. Have your library card ready when using these services and enter your 10 digit card number without spaces.
If you're not a library member, you can find out how to join by visiting the Join the library page.
Videos about using our online services can be found in our Wiltshire Libraries online resources playlist on YouTube.
A list of links to help with digital learning and keeping entertained can be found on Active Communities resources.
All libraries in Wiltshire also have a range of reference books to help you with your information enquiries.
Access to Research gives free access to over 15 million academic articles.
Full text articles can only be viewed in the library.
We provide free access to Ancestry Institution on the public computers in the library. Due to COVID-19, Ancestry have provided us with a link to the Wiltshire Parish records and wills on Ancestry so that they can be accessed from home. There are over 6.8 million names searchable within the collection, ranging from 1530-1916. In order to see the full search results, you will need to register for a free Ancestry guest account, providing an email address and password and accepting the terms and conditions of the website. The free access works for the Wiltshire collections only and, if you try to search another collection, you will reach a paywall.
The British Newspaper Archive gives free access to millions of newspaper articles from the British Library newspaper collections. Register and view articles from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Articles can only be viewed in the library.
Borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines for free from OverDrive and the Libby app.
The John Johnson Collection is a collection of ephemera from the Bodleian Library that offers unique insights into everyday life in Britain in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries.
Listen to classical music, jazz, blues and new age with Naxos Music Library.
Listen to novels, plays and poetry with Naxos Spoken Word Library.
TheoryTest Pro is an online simulation of the UK's driving theory test (you will need an email address to sign up).
Wiltshire community history is an award winning local history site.
Wiltshire maps (Know Your Place - West of England) is a digital heritage mapping project to help you explore your neighbourhood online through historic maps.