Library Service Message 12//01/2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information : National Lockdown – 5th January 2021

Gloucestershire Libraries will remain open to provide essential PC access to residents who cannot get online at home during the national lockdown.

Due to current restrictions, customers requiring access to a computer must book in advance by calling their local library or booking online via http://www.gloucestershirelibraries.org.uk/netloan/login.aspx.  To ensure customer and staff safety, all computer sessions will be reduced to 50-minute slots and are only available for essential use.  Further information can be accessed at https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/libraries/book-a-computer-including-printing/

To assist with the Government’s stay at home message our free digital content is available 24/7 and can be accessed with your library card.  Find out how to get started with eBooks, eAudiobooks & eMagazines here

You can also visit our Virtual Reference Library for a range of information resources that can be accessed from home, including the Naxos classical music library, the latest articles from local and national newspapers on NewsBank and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

We are also providing online access to events and activities through our social media and Youtube channels, providing the opportunity to connect and engage safely online.

All loan periods have been extended so there is no need to return your items to a library and no additional fines will be incurred whilst libraries are closed.  You can check your library account online at https://gloucestershire.spydus.co.uk/     

Customers will not be able to enter our library buildings to browse the shelves but we continue to offer our request and collection services for those customers who need to use them.  For more information on these services please visit   https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/libraries/request-services/

Revised opening hours are being implemented at our libraries and customers are advised to check information for their local library before making a special journey.

Not a member?  It is quick and easy to join, please see:  https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/libraries/join-the-library/

eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines

Download and stream eBooks, eAudio, MP3s and magazines for free using your library membership.

Our eBooks Service

Frequently Asked Questions for eBooks service 

              

 

We now offer free access to 2 services. Each has a separate website and apps for your device: If you want books, RBdigital offers eBooks and eMagazines, and Borrowbox offers eAudio. Each has different content so take a look at both.

RBdigital eBooks and eMagazines

Download digital books and magazine titles like BBC Good Food, National Geographic and New Scientist to your device. Use the website with your library card, or download apps for Android, Kindle Fire and iOS.

RBdigital website

Borrowbox eAudiobooks

Choose from a wide range of eAudio books. Use the BorrowBox website with your library card and listen with the software you already have, or download apps for Android, Kindle Fire and iOS. You could also search via the main library catalogue.  

Borrowbox website

 

 

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