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19 December 2014

 

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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 click on the Announcements and Events links to learn about special events and other news.

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Enjoy the benefits of library membership from the comfort of home 

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.

 

Orkney Library eBooks & Audiobooks catalogue
Download eBooks and Audiobooks for your computer or mobile devices.

 

 

Online Catalogue

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 little longer.

 

Visit the online catalogue by using the link in the left hand menu or by clicking here

Log in to your account by clicking here.

 

Online Resources

Looking for information on just about any subject? Don't know where to start? Visitors to both Kirkwall and Stromness libraries can freely access a number of useful websites. Our members can also access a number of these sites from home by using their membership number. You can also listen to the Orkney Talking Newspaper podcast; around 90 minutes of audio news courtesy of the Orcadian newspaper (broadband connection recommended).

 

Click on the Online resources tag in the menu bar to view available websites.

 

 

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