It is Libraries Week and we celebrating you Digital Library! We have a roundup of all the key information here and everything is free with your library membership! If you are not a member of the library find out how to join on our webpage where you will also find information on our full range of resources. Read on and we are sure you will discover something new
1. Calling all learner drivers, parents of learner drivers or anyone who has ever asked “what does that sign mean again?” You can access Theory Test pro for FREE as an East Lothian Library member. Theory Test Pro is a highly realistic online simulation of the UK's driving theory tests for all vehicle categories. It gives you access to all the official questions from the DVSA, online version of the Highway Code. There are also realistic hazard perception video simulations and access to test banks.
2. Our Comics and Graphic Novels have now moved from the former provider and can now be accessed directly via ComicsPlus, powered by LibraryPass. Comics Plus offers thousands of digital comics, graphic novels and manga to readers. With titles for both adults, young people and children. You can access titles using a smartphone, tablet, or web browser, and can be downloaded to multiple devices. How do you access ComicsPlus? Simply log in with your staff card number and library membership once on the ComicsPlus site.
3. If you are starting to think about travel again then Transparent Language is one you may want to check out. There are 90 languages on offer and it is all really easy to follow. Earlier this year Transparent Language released 'Hands-free Autoplay' mode. This means that you can learn while you walk your dog, cook dinner, and go about your day. Transparent Language is also great for helping kids learn. KidSpeak™ is a fun, age appropriate online language course for children ages 6 and up! Available for English, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.
4. Ancestry Library Edition is one of our most popular resources with many of you regularly logging in to search over 4 billion records. What will you discover? A family link to the royal line or exciting adventures worthy of some a sweeping historical novel? Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders at home until the end of December. Simply log in to your library account, look for the link and go! If Ancestry isn’t quite enough then SCRAN is the perfect accompaniment to your research. SCRAN is a charitable online learning resource base with over 360,000 images and multimedia files from museums, galleries, archives, and the media.
5. Borrowbox & Pressreader – Last Week we told you about our new app Libby where you can access a huge range of reading, concerts and training. However, If you are more used to accessing your digital reading via Borrowbox and Pressreader then fear not! These two platforms are still available with tons of great reads for you. Pressreader is great for some downtime with a cuppa on a Sunday morning. Borrowbox has all the latest reads. Right now Borrowbox has a special promotion of ‘The Foundling’ by Stacey Halls. We have numerous simultaneous copies to borrow download now for perfect weekend reading or listening.