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COVID-19: latest update on how our services are affected and the support available

COVID-19: latest update on how our services are affected and the support available

Resources within the library

Resources you can access free of charge from the library or only from within the library.


Access to ResearchDiscover a world of published academic research at your local library. Only available from South Ayrshire Library computers.
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. 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.

Computers in libraries

PC access is available in all our libraries. 

Our PC areas will be cleaned regularly but to be extra COVID safe we ask that you also use the cleaning materials provided and clean the keyboard and mouse before use.

How to book a PC with us

In order to ensure that a PC is available we do recommend that you book in advance.  Contact us by phone, or book a PC online. 

You will need your library card number and PIN to do this. Please view the council's Icon for pdf ICT acceptable use policy [723.03KB].

 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.


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


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 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.