This year’s Get Online Week takes place between 19th-25th October. Every year, throughout the week, libraries and organisations throughout the country offer events and support for people who might be nervous about getting online or who might not have access to the technology needed. This year’s event will be quite different to previous years as social distancing means we can’t hold events in our libraries but that doesn’t mean we can’t help.
If you or someone you know is just starting to get online and has questions, we can help. During this year’s Get Online Week, our Digital Library Team are holding a special virtual event on Friday 23 October at 11am. Join them for an informal online chat through Microsoft Teams where you can ask them about eBooks & eAudio , eMagazines, eNewspapers and our eInformation & Learning resources. This event is aimed at people wanting to discover the wonders of our eLibrary for the first time or those who already use our virtual services but would like further help. You can register for a free place here.
Our Digital Library Team can also provide support and answer any questions throughout the year – email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our friendly team will get in touch with you – however you would like to use our digital library resources, we can help.
If you’re a Warwickshire Libraries member, there are lots of digital resources at your finger tips that you can use for free (to access some, you may need to click on the link on our website and log in with your library card number). If you’ve always thought about it but never done it or haven’t used our digital library for a while, now is the time to get on board! Below are a few of the free resources to start you on your journey and don’t forget, please do get in touch if you have any questions.
Why not sign up for our BorrowBox eBook & eAudio service? It’s quick to do – download the app, sign in using your library card number and PIN and start browsing our catalogue of eBooks and eAudio titles. Find out more about getting started here.
If you’re new to Borrowbox, we have two videos available for you – one for getting started which you can view here and a second with tips and tricks for making the most of our BorrowBox collection, available to view here. You could also catch up on our previous BorrowBox blogs here and here.
As well as eBooks, you can also find eMagazines in our collection from RB Digital. We wrote a previous blog about how to access our collection which you can find here and you can click here to get started and browse through the titles we have. Whether you’re looking for cooking inspiration, fashion, health and wellbeing for both men and women or film magazines, titles range from BBC History to Esquire, Empire to Hello and New Scientist, and there’s even a Storytime magazine for our younger members.
Whether you’re reading on your phone or tablet while on the move or at home on your laptop or home PC, wherever you are, you can also access newspapers from around the globe through our PressReader service. You can keep up with all the latest headlines from America, Germany, Italy, India, Australia and many more countries. Find out more about how to log in and some of the publications available in a variety of languages in our previous blog post here.
Naxos Music Library
Listen to Classical, Jazz, Blues, World and Chinese Music through our Naxos Music Library. You can listen to individual tracks or whole albums from artists ranging from Mozart to Gilbert and Sullivan, from contemporary instrumental tracks to opera. Click on the ‘Naxos’ icon here to access the service. You’ll need to log in using your library card number and you can then listen to your heart’s content.
Our eInformation Library·
Tap into a wealth of reference information for homework or personal interest with our encyclopaedias, dictionaries and newspaper archives. You can explore the Encyclopaedia Britannica (read this blog for more tips on how to make best use of all the information you’ll find there) or find out about historical figures on ‘Who’s Who’ and ‘Who Was Who’. The Time Digital Archive provides access to The Times newspaper from 1785 to 2009. There are searchable images too and access is free with your library card.
You can also access dictionaries in multiple languages, reference books such ‘Very Short Introductions’ from Oxford University Press and free online courses at ‘Learn My Way’.You can practice your driving Theory Test or prepare for a UK Citizenship Test with GoCitizen. Start exploring our eInformation and Learning digital resources here.
Everything that we’ve mentioned above is free to Warwickshire Libraries members! All you need to access them is a current Warwickshire Libraries library card. If you’re not a member, you can join online here.
The resources are available 24/7 through your phone, tablet, laptop or PC and if you need any help, don’t forget you can email us at email@example.com.
Though this week may be ‘Get Online Week 2020’, you can get online anytime with Warwickshire Libraries!