Your library at home

Find out what's available for you and your family at home from our libraries. There's something for everyone. 

Your library at home

Find out what's available for you and your family at home from our libraries. There's something for everyone. 

Find out what's available for you and your family at home from our libraries. There's something for everyone. Check out all the resources on our Digital Library.

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Follow us on Twitter or Facebook to keep up to date with the latest news and virtual events like our weekly Lego Club and Twitter and Facebook Book Club.

Reading

You can keep reading from home.

Twitter and Facebook book club

Join our @lancspublib Twitter and @lancslibraries Facebook Lunch Break Book Club on Wednesday 3 June at 12 noon for an hour long discussion. We'll be discussing The Holiday by T M Logan. "Seven days. Three families. One killer."

Download the eBook from BorrowBox.

Download the eAudiobook from BorrowBox.

Facebook family book club

A chance for all the family to share in their love of reading and great stories. For our second book club, we're going to be discussing James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, and sharing a quiz about the book. Head over to our @lancslibraries Facebook event to join in the fun!

Download the ebook from BorrowBox

Download the eAudiobook from BorrowBox

Or listen to a group of celebrities, including Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett, Jamie Cullum and Benedict Cumberbatch, read the story on YouTube.

Emoji booklist

Want a reading recommendation? Send us an Emoji on Twitter or Facebook and we'll recommend a book, comic or magazine. 

Magazines, newspapers and comics

Magazines, newspapers and comics

You can download free magazines, newspapers and comics with your library card and email. Find out more on our digital library:

Learning

Use our free encyclopaedias to help with schoolwork or just find out new things. Login with your library card. 

Digital skills 

With your library card login to The Computer School for free training resources.

The Skills Toolkit

Free, high-quality digital and numeracy courses to help build up your skills, progress in work and boost your job prospects from GOV.UK.

Citizenship

Get ready for your citizenship test. Login with your library card.

Driving theory test

Practice for your driving theory test 

Lancashire Adult Learning

Find their virtual learning sessions on YouTube.

Information

Family and local history

Search our Red Rose Collections archive of photographs and newspaper indexes.

Search Lancashire Archives on Ancestry – temporary home access (external link). You will need to register with Ancestry, providing a valid email address (click on 'Sign up today for free' when prompted). 

Newspapers

With your library card you can look at current and historical newspapers.

Research

Use our trusted Digital Library subscription resources for your research. 

NewsBank for local, national and worldwide newspapers with an archive of between 5 and 25 years. 

Public Information Online for an archive of searchable Parliamentary and Official documents and is the only resource which will allow you to view so many Parliamentary publications in one place as PDFs.

You can currently get the NewsGuard browser extension for free. Get trust ratings for 4,000+ news and information sites.

Culture

You can access these music and theatre resources from home with your library card number:

  • Grove Music Online - a resource for music research
  • Medici TV - (for a limited period) find classical music, opera, ballet and documentaries

Find out more about these resources and how to access them in our Digital Library.

We are working with Spot On Lancashire to continue to bring great art and stories to you through Spot On Stories. These ten-minute micro shows are filmed just for the people of Lancashire. Tuesday afternoons will be stories for children and families, and Thursdays will be something a little more grown-up. 

You can also watch a performance every Thursday on National Theatre Live.

Lego Club

A themed weekly challenge for everyone. Share photos of your creations.

This week, Monday 18 May – Sunday 24 May, the theme is homes and houses.

The Lego Club will have a different theme each week and be available on social media and the website every Monday at 11am. Anyone can join in, no age restrictions.

What you need to know!

    1. The work must be your own
    2. Only send pictures of your Lego creations; please don’t include any people (unless they’re Lego people!)
    3. There will be a theme each week so please try to stick to this – we’d love to hear your suggestions for future themes
    4. Lego Club will take place every week – so keep an eye on our social media for further news!

Sharing your creations

To share your Lego creations with us, reply to our message on Facebook or Twitter with a picture:

You can email your creations to library.online@Lancashire.gov.uk

Business and jobs

Our Digital Library includes:
  • Help with finding a job and Universal Credit
  • Business information

Health and wellbeing

We have a collection of self-help books, lifestyle guides and personal accounts to help you learn about health issues and manage your own mental health and wellbeing.

Download reading well for health books from BorrowBox.

Here are some validated and trusted websites to help you manage your mental health and well-being from our Good Web Guide on Diigo.