Free Access to Online Information : Library Members can use these valuable sources of information from any internet connected pc without charge. All that is required is your library membership number. Cumbria Libraries subscribe to the following :
Britannica Online contains comprehensive and trustworthy information on a wide variety of topics. It contains many interactive features and has three versions that cover 5-11 year olds, 12-18 year olds and adults.
Download free audiobooks. Clipper DL represents a huge leap forward in the way library users can access unabridged audiobooks. Linking to a our website, it provides access to over 600 bestselling unabridged audiobooks for every library member.
A simple "one click" download process can transfer audiobook content from the Clipper DL Collection to a portable media player. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All that is required is a PC with broadband internet access.
Driving Theory Test Pro is a highly realistic online simulation of the UK's driving theory test. It contains the entire official test question bank, licensed from the Driving Standards Agency, the people who set the tests. It gives unlimited access to all the official questions from the DSA in the same format as the official test, and includes the online version of Highway code. Sign up here to create a free account, courtesy of Cumbria Libraries.
This new digital resource provides access to national, regional and local 19th century British newspapers. Available from any public library in Cumbria and to registered library members at home by entering your library card number when prompted.
The largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media available from the British Library and includes more than 1,000 pamphlets, proclamations, newsbooks and newspapers from the period. Access is possible at any Cumbria Library People's Network PC or from any PC using the barcode from your Cumbria Library card.
Find your ancestors and start building your family tree with findmypast.co.uk's comprehensive British family history records. You'll also find collections from Ireland and around the world to help you continue your research. (This service is only available from library computers - customers can access internet services in Cumbria's libraries for as little as 50p for 15 minutes.)
This Premium Collection enhances the 100+ books in the Core Collection with an expanding range of key titles in the acclaimed Oxford Companions series plus the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. This means an additional 140,000 entries, including 50,000 longer, in-depth, signed entries with bibliographies.
An illustrated collection of 50,000 specially written biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of Britain's past.