Online services

With 24/7 remote access to the OPAC (Open Public Access Catalogue)* you can:
  • Search the library catalogue * - by author, title, keyword, classification number or International Standard Book Number (ISBN). Using your library borrower number and Personal Identification Number (PIN)) you can reserve books, renew your books, see any charges/fees you may have on your account
  • Join the library * - If you are not already a member, fill in the self-registration form and you will be assigned a temporary membership number, allowing you to reserve books immediately and decide which library you want to pick them up from. Take your temporary number into any library to update to permanent membership.
What does my library subscribe to online?

What does my library subscribe to online?

Free to use for all library members

24/7 remote access is available to the following subscription services.

Use your 10 digit library membership number to gain access to:

  • Encyclopedia Britannica Online:
    Three different versions of this renowned work including links to other authoritative websites and journal articles.
Encyclopedia Britannica Adults Logo
This version is aimed at adults, high school and A-Level students
Encyclopedia Britannica Student Logo
The student edition for secondary school pupils aged 12 18 years
Encyclopedia Britannica Elementary Logo
For primary school pupils aged 5 11 years

Subscription services available from library computers only:

  • Ancestry Library
    Access to historical records for historians and genealogists. Includes census returns (US & UK), birth, marriage and death indexes and some parish and military records. New content is constantly being added.

Access to the following services is by password only.

Please ask a member of staff to log you on and please remember to log off after use.

  • Which? Extra Which? Extra
    Which? Reports in an easily searchable form giving unbiased, reliable and up-to-date consumer information.

For more information on any of these services, please ask a member of library staff.


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