Posted: Friday 31st January 2020
Don't believe it, check the facts with Hertfordshire Libraries, introducing the Reference Library Online.
Hertfordshire Libraries can help you find information. We have an excellent reference library online, free to use with your library membership number and pin code via our website www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/orlib or via the Hertfordshire Libraries App which is free to download
We offer good range of resources covering General Reference, Family History, Literature and Music, Business Information, Newspapers and Magazines and learning, there really is something for everyone and its good quality up to date information.
Why not take advantage of this free information for your organisations, clubs and societies, in fact anyone who would like to use it.
- For example someone is giving a talk and need information. Two great resources are Britannica Online - the online version of the Encyclopaedia Britannica - and Credo Reference: a resource we recommend to students for projects as it has 1000+ reference books that you can search on browse. This is really useful when researching a subject
- Do you like a crossword but always get stuck? Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history and pronunciation of 6000,000 words - past and present - from across the English-speaking world. Try the quick search on the front page for a definition of a word. OED contains present-day meanings of words, but you'll also find the history of individual words, and of the language - traced through 3 million quotations, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.
- Or maybe your members want to learn something new: Universal Class offer a range of courses you can study for free. Why not promote this resource to your group?
- Library members can access some of the Family History resources we have availably such as Ancestry and Find My Past (both in libraries only)
- We offer free access to online magazines and newspapers, including archive newspapers
Our library staff can tell you more, ask your local library for information. In most libraries, we have IT Champions who can give help if you have any questions about getting online. If you prefer to contact us for more details, call our general number 0300 123 4049 or email email@example.com