eLibrary

Online services available for free with your library membership  

LOTE

LOTE 

LOTE Online for Kids is our new online database of digital books in World Languages, that allows kids to enjoy the magic of books in LOTE (Languages Other Than English). Each book also comes with English translations to help kids learn languages. LOTE Online for Kids has over 1350+ digital picture books in 45+ languages, with new books and languages released each month – helping libraries to engage immigrant, refugee, and multilingual families in their communities. Click here to get started. 

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Busy Code

Busy Code introduces children (6-13) to coding and is perfect for learning programming concepts. Comprising of Code Disco and Beard Man's Adventures, children will learn how to create, run and debug simple programs through a series of fun games and activities. These programs are designed to teach code in a way that is intuitive and fun, and are built by linking simple blocks together. Children can drag and drop the blocks to assemble a program and then watch it play out right before their eyes. Click Busy Code to get started. 

Brittanica

Britannica Library

Encyclopaedia Britannica is filled with comprehensive and digital learning content for all age groups. It includes junior, student and adult interfaces and allows users of all abilities to access comprehensive and interactive e-learning information. Readers can access age-appropriate content on numerous topics including arts, humanities, science and maths.
To start exploring, click here

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 Who next...? 

Who Next...? Designed to help parents, teachers and librarians encourage children and young people to read more widely, by suggesting authors they might enjoy. Guide children who have already enjoyed stories by one writer to find others who write in a similar way. Features four age groups: 5-7, 8-11, 12-14 and 14+ with graphic novels, read out loud titles, short stories and titles for dyslexic or struggling readers.

Click Who next? for more information.

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 Who else writes like ? 

Who Else Writes Like…? Read all the books by your favourite authors? Use this guide to try something similar from someone new. 

Click Who Else Writes Like…? for more information.

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 iVox Books 

iVox is an interactive storybook app for children ages 4-8. Designed for little hands and big imaginations, iVox brings favourite stories to life with three dimensional characters and scenes that children can explore.

Click HERE for more information.

DAF TTRS

Touch-Type Read and Spell

New to Offaly Libraries, funded by Dormant Account Funding!  TTRS is an accessible, multi-sensory online literacy course that teaches reading and spelling through touch-typing. Suitable from ages seven to 107.

BorrowBox

eBooks and eAudiobooks

Click here for information on how to download eBooks and eAudiobooks for Free

 Libby

Free eMagazines 

Read a range of popular magazines using our FREE eMagazine service

Click here for information on how to download eMagazines for Free

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Free eComics for all ages

Access thousands of digital comics and graphic novels for both children and adults. Click here for more information.

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Free Music Streaming

Freegal® is a free music streaming service now available from Offaly Libraries.

Click here for information on how to download the Freegal app from the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store, and on Amazon.

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Free online courses

Access FREE online courses, choose from over 400 courses

Click here for information on Free E-Learning Courses

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Learn a Language

Transparent Language Online is a language-learning platform available for FREE through Offaly Libraries. Learn a new language or brush up on one half-forgotten on your computer, phone or tablet.

Click here for more information

PressReader

Online Newspapers and Magazines

PressReader is a website and app that connects you with the world’s best newspapers and magazines. You have FREE access to 7000+ publications from 120+ countries in 60+ languages with your library membership.

 

Click here for more information.

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Company search Ireland/UK

Vision-net.ie is now Europe's leading provider of low cost information on all Irish and UK Companies.   Click here for more info.

  
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Welcome to the Offaly Libraries Newsletter page

Every month we will email the Newsletter to you.
It will tell you about recent library news, highlight future events and provide you with updates on services and new initiatives.

We welcome your feedback and suggestions.

To receive the Newsletter, please click here.

Irish Newspaper Archives

Offaly Newspapers Digital Archive

( In Library access only)

Leinster express 1831 – 1851
King’s County Chronicle / Offaly Chronicle 1845 – 1963
Offaly Independent 1923 – 2005
Midland Tribune 1881 – 2019
Tullamore Tribune 1978 - 2019

Irish Times Archive

Irish Times Archive

( In Library access only)

Search the Irish Times Newspaper Archives from 1859 until the present

Jstor 

JSTOR Ireland Collection

( In Library access only)

The Ireland Collection is a collection of journals and other materials containing more than 70 titles, from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. The Ireland Collection adds titles and resources across the arts, humanities, and sciences in disciplines such as music, art, history, literature, archaeology, mathematics, and biology.

Pressreader

Irish Daily Papers

( In Library access only)

Using PressReader in the library gives you access to the following Irish Daily newspapers:

Irish Examiner, Daily Mail, Daily Mirror and Daily Star