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Library Service Message - February 2021

Gloucestershire Library services are operating under national restriction guidelines.  To see which services you can access from home please click here.  Libraries remain open to provide essential PC access to residents who cannot get online at home and we continue to offer request and collection services.    We look forward to extending our services when restrictions allow.

Our response to Covid 19

Your Digital Library: Digital Books, Magazines, resources and online events

We have a range of services you can access from home and we are adding new eStock regularly.

Borrowbox: eAudio Books

Use BorrowBox to browse, borrow and read or listen to eAudio books anywhere and everywhere.

To download the app, go to the app store on your device, search for and download Borrowbox.

Alternatively access via the website:



RB Digital: thousands of free eBooks and eMagazines - to be replaced by Libby in February 2021

You can use this service if you're a member of Gloucestershire Libraries.

Getting started for new customers on your mobile device:

  1. Download and open the RB Digital app to your mobile phone or tablet
  2. Tap the “Register now” link on the bottom of the app’s main page
  3. Choose your country
  4. Choose your library service
  5. Enter the requested library card details, create a memorable username and password

Getting started for new customers on your computer:

  1. Go to RB Digital
  2. Create a new account, and enter your library card number
  3. Browse the selection
  4. Checkout your chosen publications to read in your browser 

Additional Help and Guides are available for customers using eBook readers via RB Digital.

RNIB Talking Book Service


eBook and eAudio FAQs and additional information


Online resources and courses


Free Resources for families and researchers:

The Library Services for Education the team have compiled a list of Free Educational Resources to support home educating parents, schools and families.


Library online events and activities for children

Amazing story times and Baby Bounce and Rhyme sessions are available on our  Gloucestershire Libraries Youtube Channel

Gloucestershire Libraries Innovation Lab brings you Beginner’s coding & 3D modelling workshops 

Gloucestershire Virtual Reference Library

You can access a range of free high quality online reference resources using your library membership.  Many of these can be accessed from home during the lockdown, including the family history databases Ancestry and Find My Past.  You can also search newspaper archives, Oxford Reference and National Biography, Naxos Music Library, British Film database and more.

Virtual Reference Library


Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

We know that many of you will miss being able to visit the Heritage Hub, whether as a researcher or a volunteer. The Gloucestershire Heritage Hub have created this page [link below] to gather together ideas about how you can explore and engage with archives from home, as well as other free heritage-inspired activities which you can do during lockdown. The page also links to campaigns and initiatives which we know about elsewhere.

Gloucestershire Heritage Hub Resources 


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