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Libraries news - More eMagazines, Britannica online & re-opening plan

on Mon, 29/03/2021 - 7:10pm

More eMagazines

A big, exciting change this month with a huge expansion of the library eMagazine service with the move from RBdigital to magazines on the Libby app! Choose your favourite eMagazines, eBooks and eAudio all in the same place. The same titles are there to read, plus many more UK international magazines as well. And with no access limits!

If you haven’t signed up to Libby yet, now is the time to join the thousands of library customers already enjoying the experience. Find them through the library website (click) or download the Libby app-get it now on Android (click) or iOS (click) to enjoy a better reading experience on your tablet or phone!

Britannica Online Encyclopaedia

Britannica’s heavy volumes are now a bright, accessible digital encyclopaedia, with reading levels from primary school right up to the most detailed information that has always been its hallmark quality. Covering knowledge on almost every subject, with entries linking to recommended sites and video.

If you wonder why Britannica exists alongside Wikipedia, then take the challenge and sign in with your library number (click) to find out what you are missing.

Libraries re-opening plan

The roadmap for easing out of lockdown gives 12 April as the date libraries have permission to re-open. It is likely that they will need to re-open Oxfordshire’s libraries step-by-step with the libraries currently offering limited services being the first stage. Please bear with them as they navigate their way towards a safe and manageable return to services. They are very much looking forward to seeing customers in person again!