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Community digital makerspaces, for all ages and abilities. Visit your local Lab to meet your friendly Lab Tech, and explore VR, 3D modelling and printing, digital design, micro-computing and more. Bring your curiosity, questions or project ideas, and see what The Lab can do for you.
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Free online courses for beginners, helping develop digital skills to make the most of the devices and the internet.
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Gloucestershire Libraries Events
Virtual Library
Dictionaries and Encyclopaedias
Oxford Premium English Dictionary
a comprehensive dictionary and thesaurus of current English. Plus grammar resources
including New Hart's Rules and Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage.
The John Johnson Collection
The John Johnson Collection
This collection provides access to thousands of items selected from the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, offering unique insights into the changing nature of everyday life in Britain in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Arts and Music
BFI Screenonline
BFI Screenonline
An online encyclopaedia of British film and television featuring hundreds of hours of film and television clips, supplemented by rich and authoritative contextual material by expert writers, thousands of stills, posters and press books and an education zone for schools.
European Blues Association
European Blues Association
Incorporating the Archive of African American Music, The European Blues Association (EBA) promotes performances of African American Music in its many forms; provides participative educational activities for young people and adults; encourages research into African American Music and its cultural heritage, and in partnership with the University of Gloucestershire, facilitates study and discussion of issues related to the development of Black Music and its relationships with pop music and culture.
Naxos Music Library
Naxos Music Library
Listen to over 608,000 tracks of Classical, Jazz, Blues, World and Chinese music and access biographies of composers, discographies, opera synopses and libretti, and educational resources for GCSE and A-Level.
Reference
Inform Gloucestershire: Research & Intelligence
Inform Gloucestershire: Research & Intelligence
Inform Gloucestershire: Statistics, market research, maps, facts and figures relating to Gloucestershire...
Access to Research
Access to ResearchFree access to over 30 million academic articles from leading publisher
Local & Family History
Ancestry
Ancestry
The largest family history site online with over 4 billion names in worldwide historical records.
Findmypast
Findmypast
The family history database that includes birth, marriage and death records, census data, electoral registers and land tax documents.
Family History Magazines
The following are available via Pressreader:
Newspapers & Journals
BorrowBox
BorrowBoxA selection of ePress titles, including local newspapers, the I newspaper, New Scientist and The Spectator
British Newspaper Archive
British Newspaper Archive
Newspaper content dating from the 1700s.
Register with your email address and set a password. Sign in each time to access the full content for free.
Pressreader
Pressreader
Pressreader Access UK and International newspapers and magazines.
Gloucestershire Newspapers Collection
Gloucestershire Newspapers Collection
Gloucestershire Newspapers: Find out what papers we have and where we hold them - for the whole county!
The Gazette
The Gazette
Published By Authority. Official Newspaper of Record for the UK and a modern, efficient way to disseminate and record official, regulatory and legal information.
Quick Serve
Quick links to our Quick Serve pages quick serve