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Digital Library

Anyone who lives, works or studies in Carmarthenshire can enjoy our Digital Library.  There are over 19,000 comic books free for you to download, practice for your driving theory test, learn a new language, choose from over 500 interactive stories & activities for children aged 4-12+ years, learn a new course, get up to speed on computer software with online tutorials, have access to online academic journals, search through hundreds of encyclopaedias as well as over 200,000 images and audio files, and nearly 200 videos. Also, if you are preparing for life in the UK you can prepare for the Life in the UK Test or British citizenship test.

Access to Research

Free access to online academic journals. In-depth information on topics including: art, architecture, business, engineering, history, languages, politics, philosophy, mathematics and sciences.

To access this servcie please visit your local library.

ArtistWorks for Libraries provides library members with world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music professionals. From introductory to advanced lessons, ArtistWorks offers everything needed for musical instruction.

  • Beginner to advanced music instruction for the most popular string and band instruments
  • Instruction from professional musicians
  • Voice classes
  • Video-based lessons with bookmarking features
  • On-the-go learning with 24/7 remote access
  • Browser-enabled access for desktop and mobile devices

Lesson categories:
Singing; Guitar; Bass; Classical; Piano; Harmonica; Flute; Mandolin; Percussion; Jazz and many more.

How do I get started?
Join the library if you are not already a member. Visit the ArtistWorks for Libraries website and create an account.

Atomic Training provides online on-demand software training and support tutorials to help you fulfil technology training and development goals. Whether you need to transition to updated software, train on a new software application, or expand your resume, Atomic Training has the essential training needed to develop and increase technology skills, proficiency, and productivity.

How can it benefit me?

  • Looking for a new or better job? Atomic Training can help you build your resume and gain confidence with your software skills. Set yourself a part from other candidates by becoming an expert on the software your industry uses. 
  • Tutorials are available 24/7! Find the technology answers you are looking for, fast! Our tutorials are available 24/7 and range from 1 - 3 minutes long. You are able to find the technology answers you are looking for in minutes!
  • Get more out of your money! Utilise your software and IT investments. With Atomic Training, you can learn how to better utilise your software and devices

How do I get started?

Join the library if you are not already a member.  Visit our Atomic Training website and create an account.

'Comics Plus: Library Edition', the largest online comic service in the library market, has over 19,000 titles ready for immediate checkout. Check out as many comics and graphic novels as you like and stream them online to mobile devices and computers, or search and download them for offline reading using the free iOS app.

Download Comics Plus: Library Edition Apple | Android

How do I get started?
Join the library if you are not already a member.  Visit the Comics Plus website and create an account.

Credo

Credo is an easy-to-use tool for research projects and homework. Search in hundreds of encyclopaedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 200 videos.

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GoCitizen.co.uk is an online study resource for candidates preparing for the Life in the UK Test or British citizenship test. The service includes an online version of the latest official study materials licensed from the Home Office, the people who write the handbook, plus hundreds of practice test questions in the same format as the official test.

Access to GoCitizen.co.uk is completely free for residents who call in to any of the Carmarthenshire Libraries. Members of Carmarthenshire Libraries can also access GoCitizen.co.uk from outside the libraries using their library card number.

How to sign up for GoCitizen.co.uk

  1. When you first use GoCitizen.co.uk, you will need to register with your name, email address and password. There is no charge for this. This information allows GoCitizen.co.uk to save your test scores so you can follow your progress as you practise for the test.
  2. You will need a valid email address to sign up for GoCitizen.co.uk.
  3. If you sign up from outside of the library, you will also need a valid library barcode number, available on your library card.

Law and Business summarises statutes and statutory instruments that relate to starting, growing and operating a business in England, Scotland and Wales. The legal regime is just part of understanding the business environment; funding, business support information and business regulation complete the picture.

To access this resource, login to the Law and Business website and choose 'Carmarthen Libraries' from the drop down menu.  You will need your library card number when you login.

Relevant and updated daily, Law&Rights is a complete legal resource for anyone with a question about the rights and responsibilities associated with living, working or engaging in life in Britain.

To access this resource, login to the Law and Rights website and choose 'Carmarthen Libraries' from the drop down menu.  You will need your library card number when you login.

Theory Test ProTheory Test Pro is a highly realistic online simulation of the UK's driving theory test. It contains the official practice test question bank, hazard perception video clips and an online version of the Highway Code. All this material is licensed from the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), the people who set the tests.

Access to Theory Test Pro is completely free for residents who call in to any of the Carmarthenshire Libraries. Members of Carmarthenshire Libraries can also access Theory Test Pro from outside the libraries using their library card number.

How to sign up for Theory Test Pro

  1. When you first use Theory Test Pro, you will need to register with your name, email address and password. There is no charge for this. This information allows Theory Test Pro to save your test scores so you can follow your progress as you practise for the test.
  2. You will need a valid email address to sign up for Theory Test Pro.
  3. 3. If you sign up from home or anywhere else outside of the library, you will also need a valid library barcode number, available on your library card.

 

Learn a new language with Transparent Language online for free! They offer over 100 languages for you to choose from.

By creating an account, you can:

  • Learn a new language at your own pace
  • Download their app so you can learn offline: Apple | Android
  • View charts to see how you've progressed
  • Practice by listening, reading, speaking, and writing by completing challenging activities

If you don't have a library card, please visit one of our libraries or you can apply online.

Universal Class offers library members a unique e-Learning experience. Over 300,000 students around the world have benefited from Universal Class' unique instructional technologies. With real instructors guiding the learning, engaging video-based lessons, graded lesson tests and achievement certificates available for selected courses.

A wide range of courses* are available including:

  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Arts and Music
  • Home and Garden Care
  • Cooking
  • Computers and Technology
  • Health and Medicine
  • Parenting and Family
  • Pet and Animal Care and much more!

*Courses are not accredited.

To get started, register an account with Universal Class.

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500+ interactive stories & activities for children aged 4-12+ years. Engaging voice overs, animations and comprehension quizzes.

Use Ziptales’ exciting range of interactive stories FREE in the library and at home, on any device! Go to ziptales.co.uk/library to get started. 

Page updated on: 21/09/2017

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