eResources

Extra Oxford eResources now available!

American National BiographyThis January we've added to the fantastic range of Oxford eResources on offer with your library membership. Now you can search the American National Biography online, use a range of Oxford dictionaries, and consult the Oxford Bibliographies in Victorian Literature and British and Irish Literature for free by logging in with your library card number. 

American National Biography online

Discover the lives of more than 18,000 men and women – from all eras and walks of life – who have influenced American history and culture in the acclaimed American National Biography Online (ANB).  From missionaries to musicians, social workers to statisticians, cowboys to chemists, and Vikings to astronauts, the portraits in ANB combine to reflect the rich diversity of American life from pre-colonial times to the present.

Digital Magazine of the Month: BBC Good Food

BBC Good FoodDecember's digital magazine of the month is BBC Good Food Magazine. In this festive issue, there's plenty of inspiration for canapés, cocktails and the ultimate cheeseboard, as well as Victoria Moore’s favourite festive wines.

Don't miss the 'Roasts Reinvented' feature which includes alternative roast recipes, such as herb-scented slow-roasted rib of beef, or cumin-spiced roast chicken, for those who fancy a change from turkey.

Of course, there are plenty of seasonal recipes, too, from Nigel Slater, Donna Hay and Marcus Wareing. Plus, an exclusive interview with Alexander Armstrong about his favourite food memories.

NEW! Download digital comics & graphic novels

Comics PlusYou can now download and read digital comic books for free with your Dublin City Library Membership and Comics Plus Library Edition.  Borrow from over 16,000 digital comic book single issues and graphic novels! Titles available from publishers like Andrew McMeel, Boom Studios!, Dynamite Entertainment, IDW, Valiant, Viz Media, Zenoscope — and much more!

  • View comics on any computer, tablet or smartphone with an Internet connection.
  • Check out and read titles through iOS and Android Mobile Apps.
  • Each check out is for seven days and you can easily renew or check out expired titles.
  • Browse by genre, publisher, and comic — then instantly check out your favourites.
  • Access comics whenever you want them — no holds or waiting

Digital Magazine of the Month :Good Housekeeping

Good HousekeepingGood Housekeeping Magazine gives you the best recipes, health advice, beauty and fashion expertise, great ideas for your home and real life inspirational stories. In this month's issue Dame Judi Dench talks about celebrating 60 years in show business, finding love again, and stepping back into the shoes of Queen Victoria.

Download Free eMagazines with RBdigital and your Dublin City Public Libraries membership!

Learning with Your Library this Autumn

Read, Learn, GrowAutumn is the perfect time to turn over a new leaf and try something new!

Why not start learning a new language, try a university course, develop your digital skills for work and/or leisure, pick from over 400 free online courses or enrol for the Lord Mayor's Certificate in Oral History. Here are just some of the learning opportunities available at your library this Autumn.

Gardeners' World: Digital magazine of the month

Gardener's WorldGardeners' World is packed with practical advice from your favourite gardening experts.

Gardeners' World Magazine includes regular contributions and features from the top names in BBC gardening. In this month's issue design duo Joe Swift and Nick Bailey share their wisdom, to help us make our gardens - however small - spaces that we can enjoy all year round.

Download Free eMagazines with RBdigital

Zinio for Libraries is now RBdigital

Learn any language, any time with uTALK

uTALKDublin Public Libraries welcomes uTalk, a new and innovative way to learn a language. This programme uses verbal, visual and fun exercises to teach language and increase your chance of success. By stimulating both sides of the brain at the same time, the visual \ memory (right brain) and the verbal (left brain). This dual process improves recall and learning dramatically. Adding a fun element helps release the neurotransmitter chemical dopamine. This keeps you motivated and improves memory recall.

Our Digital Repository Now Available Online

ImagesTraffic jams during the 1974 CIE Bus Strikes,  Croagh Patrick Pilgrimages (1958), and jubilant Heffo’s army supporters are among 43,000 historic photographs and documents  which are being made freely available online by Dublin City Council today.  These formerly unseen images date as early as 1757 and include photographs, postcards, letters, maps and historical memorabilia.

Highlights of the collection, which can be found at digital.libraries.dublincity.ie, include the Fáilte Ireland Photographic Collection with images of people, places and tourist locations all across Ireland from the 1930s, the Irish Theatre Archive Photographic Collection, and Dublin City Council Photographic Collection. Much of the material provides photographic evidence of Dublin's ever-changing streetscapes and buildings, as well as significant social, cultural, sporting, and political events in the City. Events as diverse as the Eucharistic Congress (1932), bonny baby competitions in the North Inner City, and the Dublin Football Team of the 1970s all feature, along with sombre Dublin streets in the aftermath of tragedies such as the 1941 North Strand and the 1974 Bombings.

Your Library Card is Your Key!

Library cardThink your library card is only for borrowing books, CDs and DVDs? Think again! Having a library card is like having a key to a treasure trove of knowledge that might otherwise prove hard to unlock and access. Courtesy of your library membership and our subscribing to a myriad of online resources, you have available at your finger tips such resources as the Dictionary of Irish Biography, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Irish Newspaper Archives, History Ireland magazine (via JSTOR), the Journal of Public Mental Health (via Emerald Insight) and the International Journal of Biochemistry (via Science Direct), to name just a few.

Digital History Magazines

Digital history magazinesDid you know you can download digital history magazines for FREE with your library membership?  RG Digital (formerly Zinio) for Libraries offers hundreds of full-colour, interactive digital magazines. As Dublin Festival of History launches today, we thought we should highlight the FREE history magazines that are available on RG Digital.  Happy reading!

All you need to do is register for this service using your library membership card number and complete the registration form at https://www.rbdigital.com/lgma/service/magazines/landing (Select 'Create New Account').

Some of the perks:

  • Download current and back issues!
  • Sign up for weekly email reminders and never miss the latest issue of your favourite magazines
  • There is no limit and permanent checkout, meaning you can check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you wish
  • Download and read magazines on 95% of mobile devices, including iOS (Apple), Android, and Kindle Fire/HD/HDX. (Don't forget to save your data and use Wi-Fi when you are downloading!

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