As a library member, you can browse the e-reference collection on your device.

Choose from the resources below and when prompted, login with either your library card number, or the last 10 digits of your smart card* (or National Entitlement Card*).

National Library of Scotland eResources

These are NLS licensed digital collections and remote access is available to anyone with a residential address in Scotland and who is a registered member of the National Library.  It is easy to register and once registered online you are emailed a password and access instructions immediately.  This password gives access to COBRA,  SCOTBIS online, Findmypast, the Scotsman Digital Archive, and Times Digital Archive, Grove Music, JSTOR and many more and varied reference sites.  More information about these resources is available on the National Library of Scotland website. 

Learning to Drive

Theory Test PRO  Practice your Driving Theory using real DSA questions.

Research people

Research your family history for free using Library PCs (or when connected to our library wireless network).

You can search Census & Electoral Rolls, Birth, Marriage and Death records, Military or Wills and Probate.

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography includes 55,000+ biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles. Precede your card number with the word ‘perth’ (in lowercase) when logging in.

Images, music and art

SCRAN browse 360,000+ images & media from museums, galleries, archives and those from the RCAHMS.

Newspapers, statistics and encyclopedias

UK Newsstand for Regional, National and International news from 175 publications.
Scottish Statistical Accounts explore the 18th and 19th Century for free from Library PCs
Britannica online most suitable for older students and adults (ages 18+)

Reading inspiration

Who Else Writes Like…? a readers guide to fiction authors.


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