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Online Services

Sligo County Libraries are pleased to announce an enhanced range of free online services available 24/7 from your PC, laptop or mobile device.



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e-books and e-audio

BorrowBoxDownload and enjoy 1000s of titles from our e-books and e-audio service

Borrow up to 5 e-books and 5 e-audiobooks at a time by visiting

Sign in using your library membership card barcode number and PIN. Your PIN number is given to you when you join the library.  If you have forgotten it you can have a new one created, please ask on your next visit to the library.

To access ebooks/e-audiobooks on your phone or tablet download the BorrowBox app from your App Store. Once you have installed the app, search for Sligo in the ‘Library’ field provided and then sign in using your library membership card barcode number and PIN.

Download the guide to using BorrowBox on your Kindle Fire (PDF) - 131 kbs



Digital Magazines

RBdigital (formerly Zinio for Libraries) offers unlimited free online access to a wide selection of popular magazines.

Zinio to RB Digital

There are currently over 300 popular titles available to read on your computer or mobile device.

Search by title or browse across 34 genres. Download and read full content offline.

You can select to receive email notifications when new issues are available.

Library Patrons who currently use Zinio for Libraries

  • are encouraged to download the new RBdigital app from their app store
  • will retain all history in the new app but will need to re-download magazines


New Users:

Sign up -  Create an account using your library membership card barcode number and your email address on our Library RBdigital magazines web page

Download the app -

  • Download the RBdigital app from the AppStore, Google Play or Amazon.  Available for Smartphone or Tablet (Apple or Android)
  • E-readers like Kindle Fire/HD/HDX
  • PC’s and MACs

Access the App Store directly or follow the links on the RBdigital web page.

Please note if you have one of our Library Membership Cards with a four digit number, your card will need to be replaced by one with a seven digit number. This can be done free of charge at your library. 




online languages

Mango Languages logoMango Languages is an online language learning resource that teaches real conversations in over 70 foreign languages.

Register using your library membership card barcode number and create a username and password. Once registered, you will need to follow the link from this page in order to login and use the service (Bookmarking the Mango page does not allow access). If accessing Mango on a phone or tablet, you can download the Mango Languages app and login.   

Register with Mango




Universal Class eLearning Courses

Universal Class logoUniversal Class offers a unique online education experience with over 400 courses available.

To browse available courses or begin online learning please register with your library membership card barcode number and complete the registration form.

Main Website:



Online Newspapers

Proquest Newspaper Search

Proquest Newspaper SearchAccess articles in hundreds of newspapers worldwide, including Irish national and regional papers. Irish national papers include The Irish Times, The Irish Independent and The Irish Examiner. Regional newspapers include abridged articles from The Sligo Champion. Use your library membership card barcode number to access the service. You can reach the service by going to




Library Catalogue

This gives access to the online catalogue allowing members to search and view or reserve items. To view the catalogue simply click on the link Search the Catalogue.

Review My Account, information about current library tranactions can be viewed or checked out materials can be renewed. Your Library User I.D Number and Personal Identification Number (PIN) are required to use this section. 


The Dictionary of Irish Biography

The dictionary of Irish Biography, a collaborative project between Cambridge University Press and the Royal Irish Academy, is the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical dictionary yet published in Ireland. it contains over 9,000 signed biographical which describe and assess the careers of subjects in all fields of endeavour including politics, law, religion, literature, journalism, architecture, painting, music, the stage, science, medicine, engineering, entertainment and sport.

Please visit to use this service.



Jstor logoJSTOR is a not–for–profit service that offers a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive to support scholarship and teaching, using information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new forms of scholarship.  It includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work.  The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references.  

JSTOR can be accessed from a public access PC in any branch of Sligo Libraries by visiting 


Irish Times Digital Archive

Irish Times logo

The Irish Times Digital archive contains exact reproductions of all articles published by the Irish Times from 1859 onwards up to present day. Because of the workload involved in reproducing daily editions in digitized formats and uploading them to the site, you may find that the previous week’s daily editions (from the current date) are inaccessible. As such this database is primarily to be used for research purposes. This Database can only be accessed from Public Computers on the library network. 

Please visit Irish Times Digital Archive to use this service.


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