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.

 

Download a User Guide for this service.

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.

 

Download a User Guide for this service.

For more information please contact your local library.

Transparent Language Online
Transparent Language Online offers a comprehensive language-learning solution for library members. The service features a scientifically proven methodology, a wide variety of high-quality learning materials, and seamless integration of real-life language used by native speakers, all packaged together in an easy-to-use interface.

Key features of the service include:

  • Over 100 Languages: From Afrikaans to Zulu, the number of languages available is constantly growing.
  • Extensive English Collection: With English materials for speakers of over 25 languages, an intermediate-level immersion course, and more, there are tools for every stage of learning English.

To access this service Library Members need to visit Transparent Language Online, and register  with their library card number and email address and then choose a password.

If you are already registered for our RB Digital Magazines service you can use your existing sign in details to access Transparent Language Online.

Download a User Guide for this service.

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.

Press Reader

Read newspapers anytime, anywhere on any device!

PressReader digital newspaper service allows library members to read national and international digital newspapers such as The Irish Independent, Irish Examiner and The Guardian for free, in any location, at any time, on any device.

To access the service visit Pressreader.com, click on 'Sign-In' and then choose 'Library and Group'. Search for Waterford Libraries and login with your library card number.

You can access PressReader in library branches, or at home on any device or platform by visiting the PressReader website or downloading the PressReader App available for IOS or Android.

For more information about this service please contact your local library.

Download User Instructions for this service.


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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