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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
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
Visit the online catalogue by using the link in the left hand menu
or by clicking
Log in to your account by clicking here.
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.
Click on the Online
resources tag in the menu bar to view available websites.
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