As we are all faced with reducing social interaction to prevent the spread of COVID-19, all library buildings are closed until further notice. We are working hard to ensure you are still able to access library services from home.

Helping you access library services online

  • All library loans will be automatically renewed until libraries are reopened.
  • All library memberships due to expire before the end of June will be automatically renewed for six months.
  • Library members can still download an eBook, eMagazine or Audiobook for FREE on to your desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.

Find out more about the support available to library members

Looking for a good read?

Download new titles for free with the BorrowBox app. New titles are being added all the time, recent releases include Sal, The Familiars and The Holiday.

Register for BorrowBox

Can’t quite manage an eBook?

With over 120 titles in our catalogue, you’ll be spoilt for choice with our eMagazines. From cooking to coding, men’s health to Minecraft, there’s something for everyone.

Register for RBdigital

Family history research from home

We are pleased to offer you access to Find My Past from the comfort of your own home.

Normally only available from a library pc, you can now access this key resource for online genealogy on your own pc or device.

Please email us at quoting your library card number and we will send you details of how to log in.

Email the Local Studies team

Library Shop on Instagram

Calling all Instagrammers.

Not only does Swindon Libraries have an Instagram account but our fantastic Library Shop does too.

We have a wonderful selection of gift ideas that are either created by local artists or local authors and are Swindon-themed or book related.

What more could you ask for?

Take a look

Roundabout Reading

Are you up for our Roundabout Reading Challenge?

Working together with The National Literacy Trust, the scheme was created to encourage new readers.

Once you complete the challenge, fill in your details to win a £50 shopping voucher!

Find out more

Have you discovered our 24hr library?

Accessing research, watching old films or practicing your theory test are just some of the things you can do with our 24 hour library.

Find out more

Join us!

If you, your friend or a family member are not a library member but would like to have access to some of our digital services mentioned, you can join us as an Instant Digital Member.

Register here

Watch our Facebook Live ‘Story and Rhyme Time’

Join us on Facebook every Tuesday at 11am to be part of our live story and rhyme sessions. Anish will be reading some of her favourite picture books and sings some familiar nursery rhymes.

If you missed our first session, you can watch it back by clicking the play button.

Things to do at home

There are a lot of suggestions on social media for activities to do at home however, we’re aware that not everyone has a social media account.

We have collated a few websites that are offering a variety of support to keep you all entertained.

Find out more

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