Online Resources

Access our full range of online resources for free, on a variety of devices at a time and place that suits you.

Please contact your local library for further information or assistance with any of our online resources.

Download bestselling eBooks & eAudiobooks for free, at a time and location that suits you with Borrow Box.

Choose from thousands of titles in a variety of genres and enjoy immediately or transfer to a wide range of devices.

 

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For more information please contact your local library.

eMagazinesDownload and browse eMagazines for free with your library membership. There are over 100 top titles available in digital format through RB Digital.

Read magazines on your PC/MAC or get the free app
from the App or Play Store and enjoy on a variety of devices.

 

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For more information please contact your local library.

Mango LanguagesDiscover and learn a new language with Mango Languages. There are over 70 languages to choose from.

Mango Languages is linguist approved and teaches practical conversation in a variety of languages in a fun and encouraging way.

 

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For more information please contact your local library.

Universal ClassLearn something new with our range of over 500 online courses.

Universal Class is free for all library members and can be accessed anywhere with an internet connection.

Members can enroll in up to five courses at a time and have up to six months to finish each course. Each course has a real instructor who you may communicate with using email.

You have access to your course 24/7 via the Internet.

These are non-credit courses and are provided for your personal enrichment.

 

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For more information please contact your local library.

Digital editions of local historical newspapers including:

Free access to all users.

ProQuest Newspaper Search
Access full-text articles from approximately 850 newspapers worldwide, including Irish national and regional newspapers.

Irish national papers include:

  • The Irish Examiner (Jan 2011 - present)
  • The Irish Independent (June 2006 - present)
  • The Irish Times (Jan 1995 - present)

Dates of coverage vary according to publication.You can access this service online anywhere using your library membership card barcode number.


Irish Newspaper Archive
Irish Newspaper Archives contains electronic versions of Irish newspapers from the 1700s to current day. With the Irish Newspaper Archives you can search, retrieve and view newspapers from 1700s to the present (except for the last 10 days (dailies) or most recent issue (weeklies). Local users will find The Munster Express here.

You can access this service from Library Branches using Library PCs only. 


Irish Times Digital Archive
This collection contains all articles published by the Irish Times from 1859 onwards. Invaluable for social research and gaining a wider historical perspective on local events.

You can access this service from Library Branches using Library PCs only. 

 

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For more information please contact your local library.

Online Business ResearchVision-Net can be used to carry out online business research. The service provides free online access to documents filed in the Irish Companies Registration Office. Vision-Net can be used to carry out market research such as Company, Business Name, Judgment, Director
and Industry searches.

 

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For more information please contact your local library.

Free digital access to full-text files, images and other related information from our Local Studies Collection.

Explore Waterford newspapers, photographs, journals, books, genealogical records, local places and subjects.

Download our Family History Online Resources Brochure

 

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