November 2020 Lockdown Message

In line with the Government announcement of 31st October, introducing new national restrictions, county libraries will be closed for general public access from Thursday 5th November 2020. Community Libraries are different so please check individual sites.

We  will continue to  offer our ‘Off the Shelf’ and ‘Reserve and Collect’ services and some libraries will also provide limited access to public PCs for essential use only.  Please check our website www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/libraries for updated information and collection times.

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.  You can renew your library items at : https://gloucestershire.spydus.co.uk

You can access our digital content with your library card:

Find out how to get started with eBooks, eAudiobooks & eMagazines here

Visit the 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.

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:

  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.

 

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:

Borrowbox

 

 

RNIB Talking Book Service

 

eBook and eAudio FAQs and additional information

 

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

Virtual Reference Library

 

Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

A collection of resources for you during this lockdown period

 

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