Library Service Message - March 31st

Gloucestershire Library services are currently 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 from the 12th April when libraries will re-open for public browsing and computer access. To check your local library opening hours, and services on offer from the 12th, please check Library Locations and Opening Hours.

Accessing library services from home

Many of our services can be accessed online from the comfort of your own home.  Why not try out the following?

 

Digital Library

 

Free online resources

  • 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

 

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

Ask Us

Our Ask Us enquiry service can help with:

  • finding organisations and activities in the local area
  • business contact help
  • consumer information
  • job-hunting information

From quick questions to in-depth research, you can ask any question and the Ask Us team can help you get started or refer you to the most relevant agency or person to help you with your query.

 

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 

 

Library Card Number and 4 digit PIN number

You will need your library number and PIN number to access most of these services.  If you have forgotten your PIN and have an email address registered on your account you can re-set your PIN online.

Click here to reset your Library PIN  

If you do not have an email address registered on your account or have any queries please Contact the Library.

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