Digital Library

Welcome to the Digital Library

Worcestershire library members have free access to a wide range of digital resources including eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and subscription only eResources, completely free of charge. 

If you are not a member you can join the library.

eBooks and eAudiobooks


 

Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks with BorrowBoxborrow box logo

Customers can borrow up to 4 eBooks and 4 eAudiobooks at any one time.

To download the BorrowBox app visit the BorrowBox website (opens in a new window) 

To enjoy eBooks and eAudiobooks without the app visit - BorrowBox online (opens in a new window)

Need assistance? Download this handy BorrowBox user guide 

To access BorrowBox, you will need your library card number and PIN and select ‘Worcestershire’ as your library service.

This service is only available to library customers who are Worcestershire residents

Video: How to use BorrowBox

eMagazines & eNewspapers


 

Borrow eMagazines with Libby

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Libby provides over 3,000 magazines from the UK and around the world.

To download the Libby app visit the Libby App website (opens in a new window)

To enjoy eMagazines without the app visit - Libby Online (opens in a new window)

To access Libby, you will need your library card number and PIN and select ‘Worcestershire’ as your library service.

This service is only available to library customers who are Worcestershire residents

Video: How to use Libby for eMagazines

Borrow eNewspapers and eMagazines with PressReader

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Get access to more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines as soon as they’re available on shelves. 

To download the PressReader app visit the PressReader app website (opens in a new window)

To enjoy PressReader without the app visit PressReader Online (opens in a new window)

To access PressReader you will need to register using the ‘Libraries & groups’ button in the app, select ‘Worcestershire’ as your library service and log in using your library card number and PIN.

This service is only available to library customers who are Worcestershire residents

Video: How to use PressReader

Online resources free with your library membership


Accessible from home or in a library

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Ancestry Institution Edition

The genealogy resource is a great place to research your family history and access billions of records from census data, directories, photographs and family trees.

Access to Ancestry Institution Edition is only available from a library computer.

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Credo Reference

An online non-fiction library available at the touch of a button! The ideal e-resource to support home-learning for students of all ages. A gateway to a wide range of trusted reference and research sources including 1300+ encyclopaedias and non-fiction titles, 500,000 images, 1900+ videos and animations.

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COBRA (Complete Business Reference Adviser)

Library members can access COBRA from home whilst libraries are closed.

An online business reference library, containing factsheets, contacts, key market issues and trends, sources of funding and support to help entrepreneurs plus hundreds of practical guides to starting up more than 350 different types of business.

 

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EBSCO

A powerful reference system compiling a wealth of research databases, e-journals and information including Green FILE (Environment & Conservation), LISTA (Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts and Teacher Reference Centre (Education)

Please note you will need to input the capital letter R before your library number. For example R12345678.
 

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Oxford University Press

To access the OUP resources simply click on the links below and input WOR followed by your library card number (for example WOR12345678):

  • Oxford English Dictionary - an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history and pronunciation of over 600,000 words – past and present.
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is an illustrated collection of 56,000 men and women who shaped all aspects of Britain’s past, from the 4th Century BC (not including people still living).
  • Oxford Reference Online provides fast access to information on ever subject from Art to Zoology using over 175 different reference works in one database.
     

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The Times Digital Archive 1785-2014

A highly regarded online resources of over 12 million news articles provided by The Times over the last 200 years, since its creation in 1785.

Please note you will need to input the capital letter R before your library number. For example R12345678.
 

Accessible in library buildings

 

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Access to Research

Free, walk-in access to over 10million academic articles.

You can now access many of the world’s best academic papers from leading publishers who have made their journal content available for free.

Note: This resource can only be accessed at your local library.

You will need your library card and pin number.

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The online research tool for trusted product reviews and recommendations.

Note: This resource can only be accessed at your local library.

Please speak with a member of library staff to access.