Even if your local library is closed you can still access many of our services online.
You may be prompted for an email address, your library card number and PIN code to access these resources.
You need to visit your local library to access these services.
|British Newspaper Archive - Community Edition. We will no longer be subscribing to this resource from the end of April 2020.|
Discover history as it happened with free access hundreds of historic newspapers from all over Britain and Ireland at your local library.
- While within our libraries you will have unlimited access to the millions of scanned pages of newspapers that the British Newspaper Archive site holds.
- To view pages from the archive, you'll need to register (for free) and be signed in to the service.
- All the articles you view will be kept in your Saved area – it’s your personal area in which to store and organise your favourite articles. Here you can create folders for different articles and categorise them however you like – the beauty of "Saved" is that you can make it whatever you want. You can also add notes to any of your articles to record your thoughts and track your progress.
Please visit the Getting Started page for useful advice on searching.
|Access to Research||Discover 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: 1803-1835||This online index is a joint project between South Ayrshire Council Libraries Service and Opportunities in Retirement Family History Group Ayr. Small charge when accessed from home, but free when accessed from the computers in our Local History department.|
|Ancestry Library Edition||Discover 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.uk||The 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.
Please visit the Getting Started page for useful advice on searching.|