Internet, computers and resources
Library members can use the internet on PCs in all libraries.
- Access available on PCs free of charge in all community libraries.
- Free Access is restricted to two hours per person per day (one hour in Central Library to enable us to cope with the demand).
- Wifi is available free of charge in all community libraries.
Search SEDAR, the online library catalogue. Library members can also log in to renew and reserve online, check what they have out on loan and see overdues and reservations.
Who else write like? is an established reference web resource and reading promotion tool. It is designed to help anyone who enjoys reading fiction to expand the number of writers they read.
Who Next? When children ask: “Who can I read next?” or “Who writes like my favourite author?”, the answers are here in Who Next…? Writers of children’s fiction are listed with suggestions of other authors who write in a similar way, together with key book and series titles.
Universal Skills is the online resource for people who need help with
"digital literacy" to become PC users , jobseekers and anyone who receives
benefits -including those following the Universal Credit process. The latest
rates of benefits, eligibility, process and Claimant's Commitment are all
covered. There is even a section to help people get the most from their
"touch screen" device.
Ancestry Library Edition
We have subscribed to a popular genealogical website called Ancestry Library Edition. Ancestry is a research tool offering the most comprehensive genealogical information available online. With more than 13 billion records including census data, vital immigration information,photos, maps and much more in 8,000 unique databases. Available FREE in Stirling Council Libraries. (Please note that you will not be able to access it from home)
Transparent Language Online
Transparent Language Online is an online language learning course with a variety of interactive exercises to help you learn. 80 languages are available from Afrikaans to Gaelic and Polish. Library members can login with their barcode and create an account easily
Go Citizen is for people preparing for the Life UK Test or British Citizenship Test. It includes an online version of the latest study materials plus hundreds of practice test questions.
Theory Test Pro
Theory Test Pro is a highly realistic online simulation of the UK's driving theory test. It contains the entire official test question bank, hazard perception video clips and an online version of the Highway Code. All this material is licensed from the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), the people who set the tests.
Also available in a library near you
Scran – part of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland – is a history and culture site which lets you learn by directly accessing images, movies, and sounds. There are one million heritage records from museums, galleries, archives and media.
Statistical Accounts of Scotland
Statistical Accounts of Scotland which cover the 1790s and the 1830s, are among the best contemporary reports of life during the agricultural and industrial revolutions in Europe.
Which? Online – The following libraries have subscriptions to Which? Magazine and the Which? Online website: Balfron, Bridge of Allan, Central, Drymen, Dunblane, St Ninians and Callander. Ask a member of staff to log you in.
Access to research
Access to research to over 10 million Academic articles at participating UK local libraries Get in-depth information on topics including:
art, architecture, business, engineering, history, languages, politics, philosophy, mathematics and the sciences. Ideal for researchers and students, amongst others.