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.
RB Digital: thousands of free eBooks and eMagazines
You can use this service if you're a member of Gloucestershire Libraries.
Getting started for new customers on your mobile device:
- Download and open the RB Digital app to your mobile phone or tablet
- Tap the “Register now” link on the bottom of the app’s main page
- Choose your country
- Choose your library service
- Enter the requested library card details, create a memorable username and password
Getting started for new customers on your computer:
- Go to RB Digital
- Create a new account, and enter your library card number
- Browse the selection
- Checkout your chosen publications to read in your browser
Additional Help and Guides are available for customers using eBook readers via RB Digital.
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:
RNIB Talking Book Service
- Sign up for the Royal National Institute of Blind People's (RNIB) free Talking Book by Digital Download service
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.
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.