Our response to Covid 19
In line with the Government announcement of 31st October, introducing new national restrictions, libraries will be closed for general public access from Thursday 5th November 2020.
We will continue to offer our ‘Off the Shelf’ and ‘Reserve and Collect’ services - please go to our catalogue to request items: https://gloucestershire.spydus.co.uk
Some libraries will also provide limited access to public PCs for essential use only - we will share information how to book this access shortly.
No fines will be incurred whilst libraries are closed, however, should you wish to return any items you currently have on loan, please return them using the library drop box or letterbox. All libraries except Gloucester, Up Hatherley and Hesters Way have these. You can renew your library items at : https://gloucestershire.spydus.co.uk
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:
Although Library Services for Education is closed at the moment, the team has been busy compiling a list of resources to support home educating parents, schools and families.
Library online events and activities
Amazing storytimes and Baby Bounce and Rhyme sessions are available on our YouTube channel
Let's Get Coding: Online Code Club
Gloucestershire Virtual Reference Library
Free, quality online reference resources and courses
Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
A collection of resources for you during this lockdown period