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Online resources within the library

Information and learning resources you can access free of charge in the library using public access PCs or own devices.

 

Access to ResearchA unique opportunity to have access to a world of published academic research at your local library.  
Births, Marriages and Deaths Archive Search from the Ayr Advertiser: 1803-1835This online index is a joint project between South Ayrshire Council Libraries Service and Opportunities in Retirement Family History Group Ayr. It is available in the library using one of our public access PCs or from home.
Ancestry Library EditionDiscover your family history and build a family tree with the world's largest genealogy website. Search birth records, census data, obituaries and more! This resource is available to use for free when accessed from any South Ayrshire Library computer.
FindMyPast.co.ukThe library has taken out a subscription to Find my Past which enables users to have free access to English and Welsh records and the Scottish Census using the PCs in the Local and Family History department.
SCRANSCRAN is a charitable learning resources base with over 360,000 historical images, movies and sounds from museums, galleries, archives and the media. 

NEW - South Ayrshire Libraries Information Directory

Access to thousands of Library eresources in one place.  Includes local information; online learning opportunities; advice on getting that all important job interview; lifestyle tips; topical information such as climate change and even a Kids Corner.

thecomputerschool.netFree access to thousands of lessons, tutorials covering virtually all of the most commonly used computer and technology based programs, apps, devices and other related topics.

Ukraine unlimited learning 

Ukraine unlimited learning APP 

A website and APP offering free access to 1700+ ebooks.  It offers non-fiction texts, general fiction and culture and history learning materials in Ukrainian.  Aimed at supporting Ukrainian children in their learning and facilitating access to important educational resources.  It also has educational materials to help  native ukrainian speakers learn new languages.  Library membership not required but registration requires email.

Computers in libraries

In order to ensure that a PC is available we do recommend that you book in advance.  Please contact your local library by phone, or book a PC online using the option below. 

You will need your library card number and PIN to do this. Please view the council's  ICT acceptable use policy (PDF) [723KB] .

 Join the library  Book a PC

Free Wi-Fi is available in all our libraries

We use the South Ayrshire Council Public wi-fi service which is available in all our libraries and across many of the council's public buildings.

Headphones

If you would like to listen to something on our PCs you will need to bring your own headphones,

Printing

All our PCs are connected to laser colour printers.  We are currently allowing free printing but the maximum number of pages allowed is 5

Scanners

Scanners are also available on some PCs' for those requiring electronic copies of images or documents. If you require to use a scanner please mention this when you are booking your PC, as not all of our computers have a scanner connected to them.