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Welcome to Orkney Library & Archive
Orkney Library & Archive provides a wide range of services,
many of them free of charge, and welcomes everybody, whether a resident
of Orkney or just visiting. Use the links above to find out more
about our services and how to access them, and visit the Events page to learn about our activities.
Enjoy the benefits of library membership from the comfort of home.
Library Online provides 24/7 access to a wide range of free resources.
Answer queries, renew loans, search our catalogue and much more.
Library Online – free to use and available whenever you want it.
You can visit the Library catalogue to search for items by author,
title or keyword. Members can view their library account to check
what they currently have on
loan, and renew their current loans if they wish to keep them a
Our members can access a number of useful websites using their membership number. To view the full list click here. You can also listen to the Orkney Talking Newspaper podcast; around
90 minutes of audio news courtesy of the Orcadian newspaper.
Access To Research
Access To Research gives you free access to over 15 million academic articles at your local library. Search the database from home then use the library computers to view and download the full text.
and a lot more...
National Library of Scotland
Charting the history of
lending libraries in Stromness