Rhondda Cynon Taf's Library Service provides free access to a wide range of e-books and online resources.
You'll need to become a library member to access most of these e-books and online services.

Comics Plus: Library Edition

NEW

Comics Plus: Library Edition brings unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics to library users on any Web-connected device.

  • View titles through your Web browser on any computer, tablet or smartphone with an Internet connection.
  • Read titles through the iOS Mobile App for iPad or iPhone.
  • Browse by genre, publisher, and comic — then instantly check out your favorites.
  • Access comics whenever you want them — no holds or waiting. 
  • https://www.rbdigital.com/wales/service/comicsplus

BorrowBox - Our New Free Download Service

Borrow, download and enjoy here. BorrowBox is home to the greatest Australian and international authors of the world’s best eBooks and eAudiobooks. Your library in one app. (Membership number and pin needed).

Please note - This service replaces Clipper DL - Audio Downloads from April 1st 2015, you will need to reregister to use this new service. 

eBooks for Wales

If you are a Rhondda Cynon Taf Library member (Membership number and pin needed) you can download eBooks to your PC for free, 24/7 for up to 21 days - no renewals. (Not compatible with Kindles)

Zinio - Digital Magazines

Online Service - Digital Magazines 24/7

  • full digital copies of your favourite magazines
  • unlimited access to our entire collection; new editions of  magazines added regularly
  • view magazines on your computer or mobile device

Transparent Language Online

Language Learning Designed with Library Borrowers in mind.    

This is a language-learning program for libraries and their users that provides an effective, fun, and engaging experience for language learners of all levels. (Membership number and pin needed).

Transparent Language Online is available in over 80 different languages

Find My Past - Library Edition

Access to over 2 billion records for family history searches.

Please note: Access to Find My Past is available FREE at all Rhondda Cynon Taf Libraries. (Membership number and pin needed).

Ancestry. Library Edition

Search billions of records to help trace your family history.

Please note: Access to Ancestry Library Edition is available at any of our branch libraries.

European Sources Online

European Sources Online (ESO) is an online database which provides access to information on the institutions and activities of the European Union, the countries, regions and other international organisations of Europe, and on the issues of importance to European citizens and stakeholders.

ESO provides access to thousands of expertly selected, well known and less well known websites, documents and publications from the EU and other international organisations, national governments, think tanks, stakeholder organisations, working papers etc, full text articles from authoritative news sources Financial Times and European Voice, plus bibliographic records to key academic textbooks and periodical articles, and a series of unique Information Guides compiled by the ESO Editorial Team.

The following online resources can be accessed on any public access computer in our libraries or at home.

Credo Reference Online

Credo Reference enables you to find authoritative answers fast. It features content from reference books in a broad range of subjects. Credo Reference covers every major subject from the world’s best publishers of reference.

Issues Online

Issues Online contains information on a wide range of contemporary social issues. The wealth of information provided on topics such as Self-Harm, Teen Pregnancy and Smoking make it an invaluable resource for anyone studying today’s social issues.

Theory Test Pro

Access The Driving Standards Agency’s (DSA) official test questions for cars, motorcycles, PCVs, LGVs and hazard perception clips and an online version of the Highway Code.

Rhondda Cynon Taf Libraries Heritage Trail 

A website created using items from Rhondda Cynon Taf's local history collections. It provides an excellent starting point for anyone interested in discovering the rich industrial, social and cultural heritage of the county borough. Discover over 200 years of history well worth revisiting.

Rhondda Cynon Taf Photographic Archive

Our most popular website with over 2,000 visitors a month. It contains digital images of the people and places of Rhondda Cynon Taf taken from the collections held by Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council Libraries. Over 22,000 images are available on the site that illustrates all aspects of life in the County Borough area from around 1880 to the present day.

Access to Research

Discover the world of published academic research at your local library.

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