E-resources

E-resources - Online Reference services

E-resources

Neath Port Talbot Libraries provide a range of online services for you to use. You can access any of these services from any library PC and some can be accessed at home or work. For access information, please see below.

Ancesty Library Edition

Explore your family history with Ancestry.

  • 820 million searchable UK family history records
  • England, Wales and Scotland Censuses from 1841 to 1901
  • England and Wales Births, Marriage and Death records from 1837 to 2005.

Ancestry Library Edition can only be accessed from a library PC.

www.ancestrylibrary.com


 

E-zines for Wales logo

Borrow your favourite magazines from your local library service. The E-zines service has hundreds of  top magazine titles, available for you to download onto your computer or most mobile devices. Choose titles covering health, fitness, sports, crafts, gardens, music, computers and many more topics.

To use this service you must be based in the UK and be a registered member at a participating Welsh library. If you are already a library member, you can borrow e-zines using your library membership card number.

www.rbdigital.com/wales


 

e-Books for Wales logo

The ‘E-books for Wales’ service has a wide range of books available for you to download onto your computer or most mobile devices. There are English and Welsh language books, fiction and non-fiction, and books for adults and children.

To use this service you must be based in the UK and be a registered member at a participating Welsh library.

If you are already a library member, you can borrow e-books using your library membership card number and PIN (available from your local library). If you do not know your barcode and PIN number, please contact your local library.

http://www.wales.libraryebooks.co.uk/


 

BorrowBox logo

BorrowBox has a wide range of e-audio books available for you to download onto your computer or most mobile devices to listen to.

To use this service you must be based in the UK and be a registered member at a participating Welsh library.

Local library members can browse and borrow bestselling e-Audiobooks on any Apple iOS and Google Android device for limited periods through digital loans. MP3 audio files are accessible and compatible with all devices.

Get the app now from the App Store and Google Play and start borrowing, downloading and enjoying e-Audiobooks today.

http://library.bolindadigital.com/neathporttalbot


Ziptales - making reading fun

Making reading fun!

500+ interactive stories and activities for children aged 4 - 12+ years. Engaging voice overs, animations and comprehension quizzes.

Go to www.ziptales.co.uk/library and click on the logo for Neath Port Talbot Libraries. Then follow the prompts and log in with your library card number.

www.ziptales.co.uk/library

 


 

Who Else Writes Like...?

Looking for the next new book to read?

If you want to try a different author but don’t know where to start, use ‘Who Else Writes Like…?’ which will recommend authors based on who you like to read.

If you’re a member of a Welsh library, you can login by using your library card number on the Who Else Writes Like login page..

http://www.whoelsewriteslike.com/account/login


Who Next...?

Use Who Next…? to help children find new authors and expand on the number of authors they enjoy.

The tool can be used to guide children who have already enjoyed stories by one writer to find others who write in a similar way.

If you’re a member of a Welsh library, you can login by using your library card number on the Who Next login page

http://www.whonextguide.com/account/login


 

Theory Test Pro in partnership with Neath Port Talbot Libraries

Theory Test Pro is a highly realistic online simulation of the UK's driving theory test. It contains the official practice test question bank, hazard perception video clips and an online version of the Highway Code. All this material is licensed from the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), the people who set the tests.

If you’re a member of Neath Port Talbot Libraries, you can login by using your library card number.

http://nptlibraries.theorytestpro.co.uk/


 

GoCitizen.co.uk in partnership with Neath Port Talbot Libraries

GoCitizen.co.uk is an online study resource for candidates preparing for the Life in the UK Test or British citizenship test. The service includes an online version of the latest official study materials licensed from the Home Office, the people who write the handbook, plus hundreds of practice test questions in the same format as the official test.

If you’re a member of Neath Port Talbot Libraries, you can login by using your library card number.

http://nptlibraries.gocitizen.co.uk/


 

 

Access to Research logo

Free access to online academic journals. In-depth information on topics including: art, architecture, business, engineering, history, languages, politics, philosophy, mathematics and sciences.

http://www.accesstoresearch.org.uk/


National Library of Wales Online Resources

The National library of Wales offers a wide range of free online resources. To access these remotely, please use your National Library of Wales reader’s ticket. To become a member, please complete the following online registration form.