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PLEASE NOTE: Public Internet Computers and Wireless Access will be unavailable on Sunday, September 24th at the Downtown Branch, while we upgrade our network. The Painswick branch will have all services available.

New Online Resources for 2017!


New Online Resources for 2017!

​The following are some new online resources and a couple of updates to existing ones. If you have any questions please contact us

  • Global Road Warrior is an online resource for researching different countries, whether for travel, business or reference.
  • Auto Repair Reference Centre (EBSCO). This expands on our existing auto-repair resource, Chilton Library
  • Explora. This is great for general research and kids' homework and searches across several extensive online resources from EBSCO
  • Little Pim. Little Pim is language learning specifically targetted at young people, available under the 'Kids' category in Mango Languages
  • Goldfish School. Online courses for learning English and French, using visual and audio exercises. Courses are designed for beginners and more advanced students. It includes modules to prepare for the TOEFL and IELTS English-language tests
  • Merck Manual – online home and professional versions of this mecical and drug information manual are available in the online catalogue
  • Oxford Reference - provides access to dictionaries, encyclopedias and other reference works from the Oxford University Press. Check our online catalogue for a full list
  • Muzzy has been cancelled and replaced with Mango's Little Pim. Access to Muzzy has become unreliable and we wanted to consolidate our language learning into one main online resource.