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Research online

The following resources are available online to North Ayrshire library members.

What will you need?

Use the last 9 characters of your North Ayrshire Council library card number

  • your library card number
  • online access

Credo Reference

Looking for images or a definition? Need a translation or quotation? Search hundreds of different reference works including encyclopaedias, dictionaries, biographies, quotations, bilingual dictionaries, crossword solver and measurement conversions.

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Encyclopaedia Britannica Online

Image and media database

Scran is a charitable online learning service with over 370,000 images and media from museums, galleries, and archives. Its charitable purpose is "the advancement of education by enabling public access to Scottish cultural resources and related material.”

Search SCRAN

Ask Scotland

Ask Scotland is an online information service provided by Scotland’s libraries that lets you get real answers from real people, without leaving your computer. Your questions will go to a librarian who will research your query and send a customised response.

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