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Fifty ways to love your library

Fifty (mostly) free things you can do with your library card. 

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  1. Borrow a book
  2. Download an eBook
  3. Use a computer in a library
  4. Bring your babies and toddlers to rhymetime
  5. Hire a DVD
  6. Trace your family history using premium resources (in library use only) 
  7. Join the Findalots Challenge
  8. Read a newspaper
  9. Meet your friends for a knit and natter
  10. Borrow music for your group or orchestra
  11. Get help to find a job
  12. Download an audiobook 
  13. Get help and support at a Memory Café
  14. Get creative with digital at Hello World
  15. Build at a Lego Club 
  16. Share a Story
  17. Chatter about books
  18. Borrow books on CD
  19. Access millions of journal articles (In library use only) 
  20. Log onto our Wi-Fi 
  21. View 200 years of the Times online
  22. Get help to start your online journey
  23. Read millions of pages of historical newspapers through the British Newspaper Archive (in library use only) 
  24. Find us on Facebook
  25. Research the history of Plymouth
  26. Get active with Active steps
  27. Get help filling in online forms
  28. Discover the origins of over 600,000 words with the Oxford English Dictionary online 
  29. Follow us on Twitter   
  30. Reserve a book online
  31. Download digital magazines
  32. Protect your business ideas with PatLib
  33. Search for recent articles from a range of local, national and international newspapers.
  34. Practice for your driving test
  35. View our images on Instagram
  36. Discover Very Short Introductions
  37. Enjoy discovering great literature with our shared reading groups
  38. Get to grips with your tablets and smartphones
  39. Discover 55,000 biographies of notable Britons through the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
  40. Learn how to code 
  41. Stream classical music with Naxos
  42. Borrow a set of plays
  43. Browse 2 million entries from the Oxford University Press’s Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias.
  44. Discover the history of the Royal Navy in Plymouth
  45. Hire a meeting room
  46. Borrow a Book on Prescription
  47. Volunteer
  48. Join a Writers group
  49. Borrow a Microbit
  50. View old images of Plymouth on Flickr


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