Online information resources

Use our online catalogue to :

  • Log in to your own account
  • Renew what you currently have out
  • Reserve items that you would like to borrow

Borrow eBooks using our eBooks subscription service, and eAudio books using our e audio books subscription service.

You can use computers with Internet access as well as Office software at any of the County Borough Libraries, please see the rules you need to follow when you use one of our computers in our Acceptable use of Computers Policy.


Free E-Books And E-Audio Books

By accessing Wales Library eBook Service and One Click Digital you can:

  • Borrow books and audio stock from us in person
  • Download electronic books and audio materials for use on your PC, iphone, ipad etc. 
  • Access hundreds of e-books, free to download.


You just need to put in your library membership number (the eight digits without the 'P' and your PIN - ask staff if you have not yet got yours). You can borrow, or reserve, up to four books at any one time, and can choose how long you borrow any book for - between 1 day and 21 days. Please note - the e-books are not in a format suitable for a Kindle.

Free Magazines

We now offer a range of subscriptions to magazines online which our customers can read on a range of devices from PC, Mac, iPhones, iPads, Android devices, Kindle Fire and Blackberry Playbook.

Library members can sign up for the service with their library card membership number by visiting this website.


Wondering What To Read Next?

We've got just the online service to provide the answer...

For adult authors visit Who Else Writes Like...?

For Children's authors visit Who Next...?


Universal Class - Online Courses

Universal Class offers our customers a non-accredited courses for their own personal enrichment. The courses are undertaken online and can be studied at their own pace with real instructors available to talk to via e-mail.

It is possible enrol in up to 5 courses at one time and there are over 500 courses covering a multitude of subjects.

Want To Learn A Language At Your Own Pace From The Comfort Of Your Own Home?

Any Merthyr Libraries member can create their own membership on the Transparent Language website. Once you have you can access over 100 language courses for free.

The lessons use images, sound, online flipcards, and you can even create your own dictionary. This is a free service that you can access at the Library or from home.


Other online services
  • Learn a language
  • Driving Theory Test
  • Oxford Reference Online
  • Oxford English Dictionary Online
  • Oxford Dictionary Of National Biography
  • Who's Who
  • Britannica Library
  • Newspapers
  • Infotrac Newsstand
  • Custom Newspapers Library Wales
  • NewsBank
  • Ask Cymru-Wales



Resources Available In Your Local Library

The following resources are available for Free in your local library but are not accessible externally.


  • Access to Research
  • Ancestry Library Edition
  • Find My Past website

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