E-books and online resources

Online resources Borrowbox and Libby ebooks and audiobooks. Pressreader magazines and online newspapers. Citizenship test. Driving Theory Test, SCRAN

eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers online


You can download the Borrowbox app from the Apple app store, Google Play or from Amazon for Kindle. You can also browse or read content online without the app at stirlinguk.borrowbox.com


Libby offers emagazines in addition to ebooks and audio books. If you sign up to PressReader you will also be able to access newspapers through this app.

Download the Libby app

Guide to using Libby

To browse or read content online without the app, visit stirlinguk.overdrive.com

Press Reader

Press Reader gives you instant access to over 4,000 newspapers from 100 countries in 60 languages. Get started by reading our guide to the app.

Once you register, you can also access Press Reader newspapers direct from our Libby app.

Other online services

Access to Research

Access to Research is a service that provides free access to more than 30 million academic articles in public libraries across the UK. Subjects covered include the sciences, art, architecture, business, engineering, history, languages, politics, philosophy, mathematics and much, much more.

Access to Research is only accessible from library computers.


Are you interested in finding out about your ancestors? Would you like to research your family tree? Ancestry Library Edition gives you free access to historical Birth, Marriage and Death records, Census and Electoral Rolls, as well as Immigration and Military documents.

Ancestry Library Edition can only be accessed from library computers.

Go Citizen

Go Citizen is an online study resource for people preparing for the Life in the UK test or British Citizenship test. Licensed from the home office, there are hundreds of practice test questions and interactive learning resources.

You can register at the Go Citizen site.


Explore over 400,000 records, including images, movies and sounds from Scottish museums, galleries, archives and media.

Access the Scran website with your library card number.

Theory Test Pro

Theory 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 material is licensed from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and is regularly updated.

You can register at the Theory Test Pro site.

Transparent Language Online

Transparent Language Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language.

With over 110 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 30 languages, there is something for every learner. Best of all, with mobile apps for iOS and Android devices, learners can enjoy the freedom to learn at home, in the library, or on the go.

You can sign up with your library card number at the Transparent Language Online site.