Now that the weather is warming up we tend to think in terms of leisure opportunities rather than work. Our online resources are not all for academic endeavours. We also aim to cater for your recreational needs with:

Freegal : Downloadable music and music videos from Sony for you to keep for free. Includes all sorts of music. Yes it has One Direction!

Mango An online language learning system that can help you learn the most popular languages in the world for travelling, or if you just want to show off to friends.

OverDrive Free e-book and downloadable audiobook collection. Over 10,000 titles to choose from to download to your computer or portable devices.  An e-reader is so much easier to carry on a plane!

PressDisplay Why get out of bed to get The Press from your local diary? PressDisplay allows you to access over 1200 full page replicas of current newspapers from 100 countries  including  The Press. International coverage includes major newspapers from most parts of the world in their native language.

Music online Streams every kind of music from Bollywood to Balkanic jazz to Arabic swing.

Naxos Video Library and Naxos Music Library: One streams videos of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries while the other streams the largest range of classical music online.

All you need to access any of these from home is a library card and password / PIN and some spare time this holiday season. That will be the challenge!