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Libraries – Coronavirus update

Please read the following information about the service that we will continue to offer throughout our phased reopening of libraries.

Renewals and returns

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Items that you have on loan can now be returned to your local library but please ensure you check opening times before visiting. If you cannot currently return your items then you are able to renew them as many times as needed online by logging into your account.

When our libraries are closed, you can always use our digital library.

Music – free online platform for Classical music, Opera and Dance videos

The largest online catalogue of classical music, opera and dance videos:

  • 3,500 musical works filmed from the 1940’s through to the present day
  • 2,700 films including concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries and master classes
  • Over 150 live events streamed every year from the world’s most prestigious venues
  • The ideal tool for discovering classical music with a powerful search engine and customized recommendation.
  • A resource available anytime, anywhere with unlimited multi-user access, remote access and available on all digital devices.

Find out more about Medici

You will need your library card number to use this service.

E-magazines and E-newspapers

With your library card you can access thousands of free magazines and newspapers via our PressReader App. Including today’s editions of newspapers such as:

  • The Guardian
  • Daily Mail
  • Telegraph
  • Mirror

Find out more about Pressreader

You will need your library card number to use this service.

E-books and E-audiobooks

Access thousands of free e-books and e-audiobooks from home via Borrowbox.

Find out more about Borrowbox

You will need your library card number to use this service.

Research your family history with Find My Past

The family history website Find My Past is usually only accessible from Library computers. In light of the current circumstances, Findmypast would like to provide remote access to your library subscription via username and password.

If you wish to access FindMyPast from home please contact: and we will provide you with the log-in details.

Some things to be aware of:

Users will not be able to log into their personal Findmypast account to use the library subscription as they normally would via IP address recognition whilst in the library premises.

Visit the Find My Past website

E-Magazines and Comics/Graphic Novels

A further selection of e-magazines including:

  • Hello
  • New Scientist
  • The Economist
  • Radio Times

As well as access to 1500 comics and graphic novels can be found by using RBdigital.

Find out about RBdigital

Learn a foreign language!

Learn one of 100 foreign languages. Set your own level from beginner to advanced and improve your:

  • listening
  • speaking
  • reading and
  • writing

Free with your library card!

Learn a foreign language

There is so much more!

From online access to Encyclopaedia Britannica, The Oxford English Dictionary and old editions of The Times newspaper, to practising for your Driving Theory Test.  You will be amazed what you can access from home with your Cornwall library card. 

Not a Member?

If you or someone you know would like to use these services, but is not a member of the library, they can join online and we will email their library card number.

Join the library