Even if your local library is closed you can still access many of our services online.
Resources you can access from home
You may be prompted for an email address, your library card number and PIN code to access these resources.
- Online catalogue
Browse what we have available for lending from the comfort of your own home, place
requests, renew items and even share your thoughts on your latest read.
- eBooks & audiobooks
Downloadable books and audiobooks, which you can read or listen to on your computer
and / or eBook reader, mobile phone, iPod, or MP3 player.
- Book a PC
Book your free public access computer session. All our PCs have access to the Internet
and the full Microsoft Office suite and colour printers.
Get full issues of thousands of top newspapers just as they appear in print including: The Scotsman, The Herald, The Guardian as well as over 600 UK magazines FREE!
- Right Driver
Free UK highway code quizzes.
- Scotsman Historical Newspapers Archive (1817 - 1950)
Find significant moments in the history of Scotland, or discover if your ancestor
appears in our births, marriages and deaths notices.
- Worldwide Helpers
Volunteering is just a few clicks away...
Scran is a charitable learning resource base with over 360,000 images, movies and sounds from museums, galleries, archives and the media.
- ALISON – Study interactive self-paced courses for free
This web site offers access to over 100 courses in a variety of subjects.
- 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.
- Excel Easy
- A free tutorial (Introduction, Basics, Functions, Data Analysis and VBA) on how to use Excel.
- free access to thousands of lessons and tutorials covering virtually all of the most commonly used computer and technology-based programs, apps, devices and other related topics. Logon with your library card number from home or in the library.
Resources you can access free of charge from the library or only from within the library
You need to visit your local library to access these services.
|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.|