CyberLibrary - eResources
Free eResources that can't be found anywhere else online
If you have a Bournemouth Libraries card, you can use our CyberLibrary. These are free electronic resources that can’t be found anywhere else on the Internet. All available 24 hours a day. If you have a question why not email a librarian.
If you don't have a library card, join the library to get one. It's quick and easy to do.
Take a look at our CyberLibrary Guide to discover more. Bournemouth links or South West Links
Explore the new look eBooks website which has been redesigned to be easier to use.
New eBooks for Children and Teens
eBooks for Kids
eBooks for Teens
CyberLibrary Resources (Arranged by Subject)
Jump to Books and eBooks,| Homework, Languages, Family History, News, Reference and dictionaries, Research, Open Access
Books - eAudio and eBooks
We have a huge range of eAudiobooks that you can listen to at home, or on the go. Why not try one if you are going on a long journey?
eAudiobooks in a library
You can now read free eBooks on your device or online from Bournemouth Libraries.
Information on global industrial and commercial companies.
Kompass in a library The full service includes financial information. Available in any Bournemouth library.
Kompass at home. A more limited service from home with your Bournemouth library card.
Kompass Easybusiness User-Guide
Children's CyberLibrary and Teen CyberLibrary give you homework advice, career advice and tell you more about your favourite authors.
Find out facts and figures for homework with Issues Online. High quality articles on today's social issues.
New: the complete collection of the Issues books is now available online. There are over 50 titles to help you out.
Oxford Reference Online
Reliable information on every subject, from Oxford University Press. Oxford Reference Online
Learn one of a range of over a hundred languages, from Afrikaans to Zulu. Learn on the website or on your device with Languages Online the online language course from Bournemouth Libraries
Available for Free, have a look a the list of languages you can learn here.
Information on family history including census records, military records births marriages and deaths, military records and more. Only available in a Bournemouth library.
Biographies of notable Britons.
Read the latest magazines on your tablet, phone or device
Update: we now have more than 40 Zinio titles available for you to read.
You can access Zinio magazines for free with your library card. Find out more or browse magazines in your Zinio Magazine Collection.
Newsbank in libraries
Newsbank at home
Articles from local, national and international newspapers.
400 years of content. Search 48 regional and national newspapers.
The complete digital edition of The Times, from 1785 - 1985 (London).
Reference, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Listen to music online, and find information on music and musicians.
Art encyclopedia, with an image library.
A modern dictionary and guide to today’s language.
Biographies of famous Britons.
A guide to the meaning, history and pronunciation of English words past and present.
Information from 200 Oxford University Press reference titles.
Online Music encyclopedia
The online version of the popular consumer magazine series. Can only be accessed in Bournemouth library and Castlepoint Library
Access to Research Over 10 million academic articles are available, free of charge, in public libraries. Students and independent researchers can now access many of the world’s best academic papers through their local libraries.
Access to Research is in library use only.
Open Access Resources
Academic and research resources
Agris Database - Agricultural Science & Technology
Arxiv - 1,122,073 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics
BiOne - Biological, Ecological and Environmental Sciences
EThOS - PHD Theses
Cogprints - Self-archive papers in any area of Psychology, Neuroscience and Linguistics and many areas of Computer Science, Biology, Medicine and Anthropology, as well as physical, social and mathematical sciences pertinent to the study of cognition.
DASH Harvard Open-access repository of research. Scholarly articles, theses and dissertations, papers, and reports authored by Harvard faculty and students
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) - Online directory of high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications CGP
Index New Zealand - National Library of New Zealand
Luna Commons - Open Access source of images for educational and public use
OAIster - Open Access digital resources
Oapen - Humanities and Social Sciences eBooks
SciTech Connect - Access to energy related R&D
Bournemouth University Research Online, BURO - Bournemouth University research outputs
European Union Open Data Portal - Integrated access to public data from EU institutions and agencies
NDltd - Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
Social Science Open Access Repository - Full text social science documents
SwePub - Academic publications at Swedish universities. Scholarly articles, conference papers and dissertations
Scientific Electronic Library Online - Humanities and Social Sciences eBooks
Hathi Trust Digital Library - multi-disciplinary e-books
EU Bookshop - EU Publications
World Affairs Online - Social Sciences
Science Direct - multi-disciplinary journals
PubMed Central - free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine
Project Gutenberg - eBooks and eAudio
*DOAB - Directory of Open Access Books
SpringerOpen - Multidisciplinary eBooks
InTech - Science & Technology e-books
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