Skip to content

Online Library - Trust

Important message

COVID-19 update: please visit our home page for updates on our services during the coronavirus pandemic 


Online Library

Newspapers, Magazines, eBooks, Audiobooks and more

You can log in to all of these resources from home using your library card number and PIN. If you are not a member, you can join online by completing the form on this page:


PressReader 240 Pressreader

Pressreader gives library users access to over 7000 top magazines and newspapers from around the World. Customers have free access to over 500 UK magazine titles and 171 UK newspaper titles.

BorrowBox 240 Borrowbox 

Great range of eBooks and eAudiobooks for adults and children to download and enjoy including multiple access titles. Bestsellers, children's fiction, non-fiction and classics, there is sure to be something for everyone.

Britannica Library 240 Britannica Library

Britannica Library, one of the most trusted resources on the web, offers easy access to reliable information on most topics enriched by magazine articles, images and video clips. Pitched at three different levels this resource is ideal for homework and study.


The National Library of Scotland (NLS) subscribes to well over 100 electronic resources. From subject specific databases to vast academic journal and eBook platforms, this is a significant research resource, most of which you can access remotely. It is also free to use to registered NLS users with a Scottish address, and registration is free, easy, and online.

Portal to the Past PORTAL TO THE PAST

Every town or village in East Renfrewshire has its own unique history and the Portal to the Past website is the number one place to access it.  Packed with local history and old photographs, it's the perfect way to gather information for that project, answer a tricky question or while away the hours reminiscing about times past.


Ancestry is the world's largest online library of family history information. Library members can access from home for free during this time. Simply login to your online library account here: and follow the link to Ancestry from the My Library Account screen. 

ScottishBookTrust240 Scottish Book Trust

A national charity bringing benefits of reading and writing to all ages across Scotland. Sharing books and reading is a great way to make the most of time spent at home. Browse the Home Activities Hub to find resources for your home classroom, entertaining author events to watch online, and stories to share together.



Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for a wider range of suggested activities and resources.

Send Feedback

Was this page helpful?

(Include if you would like a response to your feedback)