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26 Mar 2020

Fingal County Council and COVID-19: Help us to help you.

Our offices are open by appointment only.

You can contact Customer Care at 01-8905000 or at [email protected].

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Libraries

Fingal Library eServices and eResources Online

Members of Fingal Libraries have free access to all our amazing online services and resources.

Members of Fingal Libraries have free access to all our amazing online services and resources.  We offer digital newspapers, magazines, comics, music streaming, ebooks, eaudiobooks, touch typing, educational course and so much more. 

See below for details of our services and how to access them. Alternatively, user guides and tutorials can be viewed here:  https://www.librariesireland.ie/elibrary-user-guides

For Support, email: [email protected]    

BorrowBox - eBooks & eAudiobooks

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BorrowBox offers Fingal Library members FREE access to an extensive range of adult and junior eBooks and eAudiobooks. Borrow or reserve up to 5 eBooks and 5 eAudiobooks at a time, and enjoy on the go, anytime, anywhere! Look for the No Queue titles – they are always available – so no waiting.

 

On your browser - simply follow the link http://bit.ly/BorrowBoxFingal and register with your library card number and PIN.

On your mobile device – First, register with your library card and PIN by following the link http://bit.ly/BorrowBoxFingal then download the BorrowBox app from your App Store (Google Play) (iTunes) (Kindle Fire).

Freegal Music – Music Streaming & Downloads

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Freegal Music is a new digital music service from Fingal Libraries.  We now offer you FREE access to 15 million songs, including Sony Music's catalogue of legendary artists. You also get access to over 40,000 music videos. Streaming is unlimited and you can download up to 5 tracks per week, all ad-free. The world of music at your fingertips!

On your browser - simply follow the link http://bit.ly/FreegalMusicFingal  type in Fingal Libraries when prompted for your library service, then register with your library card number and PIN.

On your mobile device – Download the Freegal Music app from your App Store (Google Play) (iTunes), select Fingal Libraries when prompted for your library service, then register with your library card number and PIN.

RBdigital – eMagazines

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RBdigital offers a wide array of the latest magazines FREE to enjoy to Fingal Library members.  Search for your favourite titles, from Good Housing and Hello! to New Scientist and National Geographic. Enjoy full-colour, interactive features. Back issues are also available. Just click, get, and go!

On your browser - simply follow the link http://bit.ly/RBdigitalFingal  enter your email address and select Fingal Libraries when prompted for your library service, then register with your library card number and complete registration following instructions on screen. Select Magazines from the two options available (Magazines, Education).

On your mobile device – Download the RBdigital app from your App Store (Google Play) (iTunes) (Kindle Fire). Select Fingal Libraries when prompted for your library service, then register with your library card number and complete registration following instructions on screen. When logging in, select Fingal County Council, then Magazines from the three options available (Magazines, Comics, Education).

RBdigital Comics – eComics & eGraphic Novels

Access to RB Digital Comics for Fingal Library users will cease from 30th of August 2020. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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RBdigital ArtistWorks – Online Learning

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ArtistWorks offers FREE music, vocal and art video-based classes to Fingal Library members. Rivalling a real-life learning experience, enjoy expert instruction through self-paced video lessons from world-renowned musicians and artists. Watch lessons, practice and submit for feedback.

On your browser - simply follow the link http://bit.ly/RBArtistWorksFingal enter your email address and select Fingal Libraries when prompted for your  library service, then register with your library card number. Select ArtistWorks from the three options available (Magazines, Comics, Education).

On your mobile device – Download the RBdigital app from your App Store (Google Play) (iTunes) (Kindle Fire). Register for the service as above (see RBdigital eMagazines). When logging in, select Fingal County Council, then select Education from the three options available (Magazines, Comics, Education).

RBdigital Transparent Languages – Online Learning

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Transparent Languages Online offers Fingal Library members FREE access to a complete language-learning solution. With 100+ languages, an extensive English collection (boasting  materials for speakers of more than 25 languages), and a flexible learning pathway from beginners to advanced, as well as listen, speak, read and write options, this truly is a comprehensive and modern language-learning experience.

On your browser - simply follow the link https://bit.ly/RBLanguagesFingal  enter your email address and select Fingal Libraries when prompted for your library service, then register with your library card number. Select Transparent Languages Online from the three options available (Magazines, Comics, Education).

On your mobile device – Download the RBdigital app from your App Store (Google Play) (iTunes) (Kindle Fire). Register for the service as above (see RBdigital eMagazines). When logging in, select LGMA, then select Education from the two options available (Magazines, Education).

We recommend that you watch the Transparent Languages web tutorial here before beginning: https://wfhowes.co.uk/resources/webinars/how-to-use-transparent-languag…

 

Please Note slight variations in browser links and app login choices for RBdigital services.

PressReader – eNewspapers & eMagazines

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PressReader provides unlimited access to thousands of newspapers and magazines from around the world. FREE to members of Fingal Libraries, PressReader allows you discover the stories that matter. Explore publications in many languages, from many cultures, all in one app!

On your browser - simply follow the link http://bit.ly/PressReaderFingal select Fingal Libraries when prompted for your library service and sign using your library card number.

On your mobile device –Download the PressReader app from your App Store (Google Play) (iTunes), select Fingal Libraries when prompted for your library service, then sign in using your library card number.

**Please be advised that Independent News Group titles are currently unavailable due to on-going contractual negotiations.**

Universal Class – Online Learning

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Universal Class offers FREE online e-learning to Fingal Library members with over 500 courses available to help fulfil your lifelong pursuit of knowledge and educational goals, and a comprehensive catalogue from which to choose. Courses can be completed at your own pace and are facilitated by tutors who will oversee your learning and offer assessment and certification. Whatever your interest, you’re sure to find a course to suit!

On your browser or mobile device - simply follow the link http://bit.ly/UniversalClassFingal and register with your library card number and email address.

Touch-type Read and Spell – Online Learning

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TTRS is a multi-sensory online course available to Fingal Library members that teaches touch-typing to help children and adults improve their reading and spelling skills. It is a highly accessible typing program whereby students learn to touch-type whilst simultaneously developing spelling, decoding, and sight-reading skills. TTRS provides step-by-step tuition with feedback and scores so you can learn at your own pace. Suitable for homeschooling families, those with learning difficulties, dyslexia, dyspraxia, ASD, ADHD, working memory and processing weakness.

On your browser – simply register by emailing your name and library card number to [email protected]

Accessible from your home computer

vision net

Vision-Net:

  • Access documents filed in the Irish Companies Registration Office
  • Information available includes Irish Company & Business addresses, activities, directors, profit & loss, assets etc
  • Updated daily
  • Printouts available
  • Limited information on UK and Northern Ireland companies
  • Access at home using your library card number
  • https://bit.ly/VisionNetFingal
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National Library of Ireland:

  • Contains over 180,000 catalogue records for Irish manuscripts & for articles in Irish periodicals.
  • Search all the National Library's manuscripts catalogued up to the 1980s
  • Access Irish manuscripts held in other libraries & archives in Ireland & worldwide, listed between the 1940s & the 1970s
  • Search articles, reviews and other content that appeared in over 150 Irish periodicals up to 1969
  • https://bit.ly/NLIFingal
the times

The Times Digital Archive (1785-2014):

  • The Times Digital Archive is an online, full-text facsimile of more than 200 years of The Times newspaper
  • Access resources for 18th, 19th, 20th & early 21st century news coverage
  • With over 12 million articles available, the archive supports research across multiple disciplines and areas of interest, including business, humanities, political science, and philosophy, along with coverage of all major international historical events.
  • Access using password: tryinfomarks
  • https://bit.ly/TimesArchiveFingal
credo

Credo Reference:

  • Browse 2,118,671 full text articles in 762 titles from 102 publishers
  • Subjects include health, medicine, psychology, biographies, history, science & environmental studies
  • Offers research tips
  • Access at home - To login type 'Fingal County Libraries' for your branch, then type in your library card number
  • https://bit.ly/CredoFingal
oxford

Oxford Bibliographies:

  • Oxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides across a variety of subject areas
  • Written and reviewed by academic experts
  • Combines the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia
  • This resource directs researchers to the best available scholarship
  • Its user-friendly interface guides you to information and saves time with personalized citation lists 
  • Links to full-text print and online content
  • Access at home using your library card number
  • https://bit.ly/OxfordBibFingal
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Grove Art:

  • Grove Art is the foremost art encyclopedia, covering art and architecture from prehistory to the present day
  • 30,000 signed articles and images on every aspect of the visual arts
  • Over 6,000 entries and 20,000 biographies, by nearly 7,000 international scholars 
  • 7,000 searchable images from such organisations as the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Free learning resources including subject guides, timelines and educator resources
  • Access at home using your library card number
  • https://bit.ly/GroveArtFingal
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Oxford Music Online:

  • Grove Music encyclopedia, offers coverage of music, musicians, music-making, and music scholarship.
  • This resource for music research has over 52,000 articles written by nearly 9,000 scholars
  • Charts the history and cultures of music around the globe
  • Offer access to free teaching and researching resources including topical guides, articles, indexes, timelines, interviews and more
  • Access at home using your library card number
  • https://bit.ly/GroveMusicFingal
oxford reference

Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland:

  • Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland is the ultimate reference for family names, covering Irish, English, Scottish, Welsh, Cornish and immigrant surnames
  • An introductory essay offers a guide to surname research and family history research
  • It includes every surname that currently has more than 100 bearers and those that had more than 20 bearers in the 1881 census
  • Each entry contains lists of variant spellings of the name
  • Access at home using your library card number
  • https://bit.ly/OxfordNamesFingal
britannica online

Encyclopaedia Britannica:

  • Access the full text of the famous encyclopaedia series
  • Great for researching and studying
  • Browse articles, primary sources, biographies, news, atlases, images, dictionaries …etc
  • Access at home using your library card number

https://bit.ly/BritannicaFingal

britannica student

Britannica Student:

  • Access the student version of the famous encyclopaedia series
  • Designed for students aged 12-18
  • Browse articles, primary sources, biographies, atlases, videos and images
  • Compare countries and tour Europe
  • Access at home using your library card number

https://bit.ly/BritannicaFingal

britannica junior

Britannica Junior:

  • Access the children’s version of the famous encyclopaedia series
  • Designed for children aged 5-11
  • Great resource for anyone doing homework or school projects
  • Learn more about geography, animals, famous people and so much more
  • Access at home using your library card number
  • https://bit.ly/BritannicaFingal

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