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Online Library Services, eBooks and Computer Facilities

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Your local library can help with any requests that you have for reading and research materials but we also think it is important this information is available to you all the time.

Here are some of our popular library services, online and available to you when you need them.

 

Library Catalogue

Available 24/7, this service allows you to browse the library catalogue, extend loan periods on borrowed books, reserve items, download eBooks to your computer/mobile device and keep track of your library loans.  

You will need your library card number and PIN to check your library account, renew loaned items or place a request.

 

eBook and eAudio Catalogues

Stockton library members can borrow a wide range of eBooks and eAudiobooks at any time, day or night. Existing library members will need their library card and PIN to use these services. Those who are not library members (but who do live, work or are in education in the Borough) can email their name, postal address and date of birth to stocktonborough.libraries@stockton.gov.uk to receive a library card by post. 

Overdrive 

A large and wide ranging selection of fiction and non-fiction eBooks and eAudiobooks from popular authors including 500 titles for teenagers and young children.

  • Download up to 10 eBooks at a time to a home computer or mobile device.
  • Maximum loan period of 21 days.
  • Titles are automatically returned at the end of the loan period, so there are no late returns and no overdue items.
  • More than 3200 items with 500 titles for teenagers and younger children.

 

RBdigital

An eAudiobook selection which includes over 1000 downloadable titles for adults and more than 130 downloadable titles for teenagers and young children. You can download 10 titles to any computer or smart device. You will need to register on the RBdigital website and download their app from your device's App Store

  • You will need to register on the RBdigital website and download their App from the App store for your device.
  • Download up to 10 eAudiobooks at a time to a home computer or mobile device.
  • Maximum loan period of 21 days.
  • Titles are automatically returned at the end of the loan period, so there are no late returns and no overdue items.
  • More than 1300 items with over 130 titles for teenagers and younger children.
  • Compatible with most devices.

 

*Amazon's Kindle eReaders operate a closed digital rights management system and we are unable to purchase eBooks in the Kindle format although Kindle tablets can be used.

 

Stockton Library App

The Stockton Library app is free and available for iOS, Android and Blackberry users. As well as the usual find it, reserve it, borrow it tasks, the app allows you to scan any title, anywhere, and then research it and reserve it in the library catalogue.

It also includes library locations, opening hours, directions, events and Heritage pages. Regular service updates ensures you receive the latest information straight to your phone.

Download the free Stockton Library App 

  

The Computer Suite

The Computer Suite is located on the first floor of Stockton Central Library and is our largest computer centre with more than 40 PCs available for public use. We provide free access to the Internet and email facilities, MS Office and other applications such as Photoshop. We also provide free WiFi access. Booking is advisable if you need to use the scanning facilities.

To use the computers in any of our libraries you are required to be a library member.  Visitors from outside of the area may be granted a twenty minute pass if circumstances allow.

The Starbooks Cafe is adjacent to the Computer Suite.

 

Learning Assistant

The Library Service provides free one-to-one tutoring sessions for PCs and laptops, including an introduction to the internet, emailing and basic computing.  These usually consist of four sessions, held on a fortnightly basis at the library of your choice. Be aware that these classes are much in demand and there may be a waiting list.

We also offer free tablet and eReader tutoring sessions held regularly at a number of branches. These sessions are of one hour duration and run throughout the year, booking is essential. Contact your local library for details.