Posted: Friday 29th June 2018
British Standards Online (BSOL) is now available in all Hertfordshire libraries. This database holds the British Standards Institution’s catalogue of over 90,000 British, adopted European and international standards. Standards are compiled by experts (research bodies, government departments, manufacturers and users) and define best practice across many sectors and services. Businesses use them to demonstrate quality and improve performance. Until recently BSOL could only be viewed at Welwyn Garden City Central library but now you can visit any Hertfordshire library and access the service for FREE.
If you have any questions about BSOL contact the Enquiry Team 0300 123 4049 email@example.com
BSOL is just one of the business resources available in Hertfordshire libraries. More information can be found on our webpages.
Free online magazines and newspapers.
As a member of Hertfordshire Libraries readers have access to our free online magazine service with RBdigital and free online newspaper service with Press Reader. If you haven’t signed up already please do get an account, you just need your library card number and pincode.
The magazine collection has recently been extended and we now have access to the following magazines via www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/librarymagazines
- OK! Magazine - monthly
- Look – monthly
- Time Magazine International Edition – monthly
- Cross Stitcher – monthly
- Simply Crochet - monthly
Plus additional copies are available for loan for the following titles-:
- The Economist
- The New Scientist
- National Geographic
Why not take advantage of this fantastic service. Why buy magazines when going on holiday when you can read these for free anywhere in the world with Wifi access!
Did you know that by being a member of Hertfordshire Libraries you have access to free online newspapers and magazines available via our online service called Press Reader?
Using your library card you only have to log in every 30 days to view the newspapers which are all available free of charge!
Once the 30 days has expired just make sure you log out and log in again with your card for a further 30 days.
Are you learning to drive or know someone who is? Do you want to brush up on your skills and knowledge, or test yourself on the Highway Code? Can’t find your library’s copy of the official guide? Your library membership gives you free access to Theory Test Pro, an online resource for practising the official UK theory driving test for cars and motorcycles before sitting it for real.
Theory Test Pro has everything you need:
All of this is available in 60 languages too!
Check your progress to see which areas you should practise before taking your real test, and you can also find a local Approved Driving Instructor.
To start using Theory Test Pro visit http://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/orlib which has the full range of our online information resources to explore.
To sign in, register and enter “hertsb”, followed by your library card number.
Online Resources for Connected2Work
Connected2work events have been held in Libraries across Hertfordshire to help people get into work or volunteering. These were especially aimed at those who might need a bit of extra support such as adults with autism or a learning or physical disability.
If you missed out, don’t worry, you can still get information and guidance to appropriate support by visiting the Connected2work webpage: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/connected2work
This site is designed to take you to the right help for you, just answer the questions and you will be shown suitable options for your circumstances.
Prefer to talk to someone? Just call HertsHelp on 0300 123 4044.