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If you see an alert asking you to confirm your personal details with a member of staff when using the eLibrary, please login to your library account check your personal details are correct and select Renew Account. You will be unable to borrow eLibrary items until you confirm your details and renew your library account.

eBooks and eAudiobooks

A large collection of adult and children's audiobook titles for you to enjoy on your digital device! 

Borrow up to 5 audiobooks for 21 days with BorrowBox. 

You will need your library card number and PIN to borrow audiobooks. 

Your loans automatically expire at the end of the lending period so there are no overdue charges.

iPhone/iPad - Open the App Store app on your device, search for BorrowBox and press the Get button.
Android - Open the Play Store app on your device, search for BorrowBox and press the Install button.
Amazon Kindle Fire - Please follow these installation instructions.


Borrow up to 5 eBooks or eAudiobooks for 21 days with Libby by OverDrive.

You will need your library card number and PIN to borrow eBooks. 

Your loans automatically expire at the end of the lending period so there are no overdue charges.

iPhone/iPad - Open the App Store app on your device, search for Libby and press the Get button.
Android - Open the Play Store app on your device, search for Libby and press the Install button.
Amazon Kindle Fire - Please follow these installation instructions.



Newspapers and magazines

RB Digital have recently been taken over by OverDrive so these eMagazines will be available through the Libby app from 1 April 2021.

Read as many digital magazines as you like – read in a browser or through the Libby app. 

You will need to sign in using your library card number and PIN to use this service.

If you don't already use Libby see Libby section above for download links.


You can read newspapers, plus a selection of magazines, and download them to your digital device using PressReader.

You will need your library card number and PIN to use PressReader. You will also need to ensure that Hotspots are enabled to get free access through your Buckinghamshire Libraries membership.

Help getting started with PressReader

On a computer

  1. Go to the PressReader website and select 'sign in'.
  2. Click on the 'Library or Group' button.
  3. Search for 'Buckinghamshire' and select 'Library - Buckinghamshire'.
  4. Type in your library card number and PIN (if your number starts with 'B' do not include it).

On a smartphone or tablet

  1. Go to your app store. Download and install PressReader.
  2. Open the app and tap 'sign in'.
  3. Under the 'sign in with' section tap the 'Library or Group' button. 
    Tap 'Select Library or Group'.
  4. Search for 'Buckinghamshire' and select 'Library - Buckinghamshire'.
    Type in your library card number and PIN

Once you have registered for an account, you have 30 days to use PressReader. Once the time has expired you will need to sign in again for another 30 days. You can repeat this process as often as you like.



History and family history

Read regional and local newspapers of 19th and early 20th century Britain.

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Trace your family tree using the UK Census information; birth, marriage and death records; parish and probate records and other digital resources.

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.

Categories include 19th entertainment, the booktrade, popular prints, crimes, murders and executions, and advertising.

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Over 60,000 authoritative biographies and 11,000 portraits of significant, influential or notorious figures who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the 21st century.

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Over 34,000 autobiographical entries of noteworthy and influential people who impact British life.

Includes Who Was Who – Over 94,000 entries, for deceased people.

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Film and Music

BFI Replay is a free video on demand service with thousands of videos and television programmes from the collections of the BFI National Archive and partner UK Regions and Nations Film Archives from the 1960s onwards.

 

Headphones are required for listening to recordings with sound.

Listen to music through this streaming service.

  1. Download the app from your respective store.
    iPhone/iPad - Open the App Store app on your device, search for Naxos Music Library and press the Get button.
    Android - Open the Play Store app on your device, search for Naxos Music Library and press the Install button.
  2. If you have a Member Playlist account, your email address and password will also act as your login credentials for the NML mobile apps.
  3. If you do not have a Member Playlist account yet, sign up on the library playlist page.
  4. Complete the registration process by clicking the activation link in your email.
  5. The email address and password you register with will act as your login credentials for the NML mobile apps.
  6. Now you can create and save personal playlists, and enjoy NML everywhere through the mobile apps. Please note that under certain rare circumstances, it can take up to 15 minutes for your Member Playlist account registration to be completed.

If you don't use the NML app or login to your Playlist account via the website in six months your access may be temporarily deactivated. To reactivate your account, go to Naxos Music Library and login via the Playlists option with your email address and password.

Watch Naxos Music Library Tutorials

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Business and careers

Book a Business Information Session - Buckinghamshire Libraries Information and Learning team can help guide your next steps with access to a range of resources including COBRA. Email the team at: lib-ref@buckinghamshire.gov.uk to arrange a call back or a virtual meeting via Microsoft Teams.

Looking for a career in IT?

In partnership with Cisco Netacad we offer a free, flexible way of learning at a time and a location that suits you, providing self-paced introductory courses which enable you to take your first steps on your path to becoming an IT professional.

You will need to create an account to use this service. 


Reliable, practical content that explains regulations, trading issues, opportunities and developments in over 550 small business trades and sectors.

Use these resources to help:

  • support business start-ups
  • advise small business owners
  • people who are self-employed

A diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

You will need to create an account to use this service. 


The Gazette is the UKs official public record and has been recording national and international events since 1665.

Includes company profiles and statutory notices.


GoCitizen is an online study resource for candidates preparing for the Life in the UK test or British citizenship test.

You will need to create an account to use this service. 

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Are you a small business, aspiring entrepreneur or just looking to brush up your digital skills to stand out from the crowd?

Digital Garage by Google offers a range of Digital Skills tutorials, you can even get certified which is a great way to make your CV shine. It shows you’ve got genuine digital skills, and that you are motivated to learn: two essential qualities in today’s business world.

You will need to create an account to use this service. 


Learn My Way is a website of free online courses, built by Good Things Foundation to help people develop their digital skills.

Choose from over 30 free courses designed to help beginners get started with the online basics - using a mouse, keyboard, setting up email accounts and using internet search engines - while also offering plenty to help people develop their digital skills further. 

You will need to create an account to use this service. 


Theory Test Pro is a highly realistic online simulation of the UK's driving theory tests for all vehicle categories. It contains all the official test questions licensed from the DVSA, the people who set the tests.

You will need to create an account to use this service. 

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General reference

Free access to published research from academic journals and conference proceedings.


The complete and expanded Encyclopædia Britannica at your fingertips.

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The definitive dictionary of the English language.

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Product reviews and trusted independent advice on consumer issues.


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