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 courses 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]  

ArtistWorks – Online Learning

 

 

Libby Artist Works

ArtistWorks (available through Libby) offers FREE music and vocal 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 your work for feedback.

On your browser: Simply follow the link https://bit.ly/LibbyFingal click on “enter library account details” and enter your library card number and PIN. Scroll down and click “Extras”, next click on the ArtistWorks.com image, then follow prompts on screen (for optimal usage, we recommend the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge browsers).

On your mobile device: Download the Libby app from your app store (Google Play) (iTunes), search for “Fingal” when prompted for a library, then enter your library account details. Scroll down and click “Extras”, then click on the ArtistWorks.com image.

Access: Join the library here.

 

BorrowBox - eBooks & eAudiobooks

Borrow Box

BorrowBox offers Fingal Library members FREE access to an extensive range of adult and junior eBooks and eAudiobooks. Borrow or reserve up to five eBooks and five eAudiobooks at a time, and enjoy on-the-go, anytime, anywhere! Look for the No Queue (Borrow Now, Available Now, No Waiting) titles – they’re available now, so there’s 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).

Access: Join the library here.

Coding Clubs – Online Learning

Coding Ireland

Learning to code enables children to become digitally literate in a new language – one that is becoming increasingly important. Coding fosters creativity and helps the learning process by allowing coders to learn through doing and experimentation. Learning is achieved through coding blocks – a visual programming language designed for children.

Our FREE online coding clubs with Coding Ireland provide easily accessible tools for both parents and children who are interesting in learning to code.

Four clubs are open for membership

6-7 years old: Club code: gg206

https://www.codingireland.ie/getstarted/gg206 

8-10 years old: Club code: bc298

https://www.codingireland.ie/getstarted/bc298 

11-13 years old: Club code: ku772

https://www.codingireland.ie/getstarted/ku772

14+ years old: Club code: wc533

https://www.codingireland.ie/getstarted/wc533

Access: Join the library here.

Freegal Music – Music Streaming & Downloads

Freegal Music

Freegal Music is a new digital music service from Fingal Libraries.  We now offer 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 five 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 “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.

Access: Join the library here.

Lexia Core 5 & Lexia Power Up– Online Learning

Lexia Core 5
Lexia Power up

Lexia is an online program designed to help improve reading skills – offered FREE to Fingal Library members. With Lexia, users get to practice and develop the skills that make a successful reader, including fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. The programs have been proven to accelerate progress and close the reading gap so that personalised learning can be achieved. They are also designed in a way which enables learners to use the program at school, in the library and at home.

There are two versions of Lexia available to our members:

Lexia Core 5 is suitable for use by primary school pupils, while the Lexia Power Up literacy program is suitable for secondary school students and adults.

Access: Please email [email protected] to sign up. Join the library here.

 

Libby - eMagazines

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Access to digital magazines has now moved from RDdigital to Libby, which is brought to you by OverDrive.

Libby offers Fingal Library members FREE access to over 3,000 digital magazines with up to three years of back issues. Navigation is easy with dedicated categories, or simply search for your favourite titles from Good Housekeeping and Hello! to New Scientist, The Economist and National Geographic. Enjoy full colour, interactive features, as well as limitless checkouts, so you can borrow as many titles as you like. Just click and go!

On your browser: Simply follow the link https://bit.ly/LibbyFingal, click on “enter library account details”, then enter your library card number and PIN (for optimal usage, we recommend the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge browsers).

PressReader – eNewspapers & eMagazines

Press reader

PressReader provides unlimited access to thousands of newspapers and magazines from around the world – all FREE to members of Fingal Libraries. PressReader allows you discover the stories that matter and catch up on all the latest news and events. 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, then 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.

Access: Join the library here.

RBdigital – eMagazines

Rb digital

Please note digital magazines have now moved to a new platform called Libby please see Libby – emagazines section above for information on this new service.

 

Touch-type Read and Spell – Online Learning 

Touch Type Read and spell

TTRS is a multisensory online course available FREE 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 home-schooling families and 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] .

Access: Join the library here.

Transparent Language Online

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Transparent Language Online offers Fingal Library members FREE access to a complete language-learning solution. With 110+ languages, an extensive English collection (boasting materials for speakers of more than 30 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/TLOFingal.

Existing users of RBdigital click “Login”, then reset your current password by clicking “Forgot password?”, then follow the prompts on screen (this action is only required on the initial transitioning login).

New users click “Create New Account”, enter your library card number, select “Fingal County Libraries”, follow prompts on screen, then click “Create Account”.

On your mobile device: First, register with your library card number by following the link https://bit.ly/TLOFingal (see above), then download the Transparent Language app from your app store (Google Play) (iTunes) (Kindle Fire) and follow login prompts on screen.

TumbleBooks & Tumble Math – eBooks, eGraphic Novels & Online Learning

Tumble Book

Tumble Book Library is a curated database of over 1,100 children’s e-books. Items are always available – with no wait list – and can be accessed simultaneously by any number of readers, making them the ideal choice for school classes or book clubs. Tumble Book Library is the perfect complement to building children’s literacy and technology skills, and it includes educational resources for teachers. Happy tumbling!

Content includes:

  • Animated talking picture books
  • Read-along chapter books
  • Graphic novels
  • National Geographic videos
  • Nonfiction books
  • Books in Spanish and French
  • Puzzles and games

On your browser: Simply follow the link (we recommend Chrome) http://bit.ly/TumbleBooksFingal.

On your mobile device: Download the TumbleBooks app from your app store (Google Play) (iTunes), select “Library” and “Country”, choose “Fingal Libraries” when prompted for your library service, then register with your library card number.

Access: Join the library here.

Tumble Math

Tumble Math is the most comprehensive collection of maths picture books you will find anywhere. All are in the amazing TumbleBook format, complete with animation and narration, so the collection is the most effective way to teach maths concepts. Tumble Math also has thousands of fun quizzes, making leaning maths fun! Books are always available – with no wait list  and can be accessed by any number of users, so they are perfect for teachers and classes. Happy tumbling!

On your browser: Simply follow the link (we recommend Chrome) http://bit.ly/TumbleMathFingal

Access: Join the library here.

Universal Class – Online Learning

Universal Class

Universal Class offers FREE online e-learning to Fingal Library members. There 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.

Access: Join the library here.

Accessible from your home computer

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 and more!
  • Access at home using your library card number. Join the library here

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. Join the library here
  • 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. Join the library here
  • https://bit.ly/BritannicaFingal
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Business.ie:

  • Ireland’s largest business database
  • Consists of over 130,000 company records, with 80,000+ executive contacts
  • Search businesses in Ireland by location, sector, employee size, type, product and executive contact
  • Increase your sales, source suppliers and reach the top business-to-business contacts
  • Contact your local library branch for access/reports https://bit.ly/YourLocalFingalLibrary
  • Join the library here
  • https://bit.ly/BusinessieFingal
Credo reference

Credo Reference:

  • Browse over 3,665,000 full text articles in approximately 1,400 titles from nearly 130 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. Join the library here
  • https://bit.ly/CredoFingal

 

mintel

Mintel:

  • The world’s leading market intelligence agency
  • Offers expert analysis of the highest quality data and market research
  • Mintel market research reports cover market, consumer and brand research as well as tracking international market insights and trends
  • Excellent resource for business people and those seeking to develop their career
  • Contact your local library branch for access/reports https://bit.ly/YourLocalFingalLibrary
  • Join the library here
  • https://bit.ly/MintelFingal

 

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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 & 1970s
  • Search articles, reviews and other content that appeared in over 150 Irish periodicals up to 1969
  • Join the library here
  • https://bit.ly/NLIFingal
oxford art

Oxford Art Online:

  • Grove Art is the foremost art encyclopaedia, covering art and architecture from prehistory to the present day
  • 30,000 signed and peer-reviewed articles 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. Join the library here
  • https://bit.ly/GroveArtFingal
Oxford Bibliographies

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 encyclopaedia
  • Directs researchers to the best available scholarship
  • Its user-friendly interface guides you to information and saves time with personalised citation lists 
  • Links to full-text print and online content
  • Access at home using your library card number. Join the library here
  • https://bit.ly/OxfordBibFingal
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. Join the library here
  • https://bit.ly/OxfordNamesFingal
oxford music

Oxford Music Online:

  • Grove Music encyclopaedia 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. Join the library here
  • https://bit.ly/GroveMusicFingal
the times

The Times Digital Archive (1785-2014):

  • 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
  • Join the library here
  • https://bit.ly/TimesArchiveFingal
vision net

Vision-Net:

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