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Featured eResource of the month: Magzter

Did you know that you can access eMagazines for free through the library service, all you need is a library card? There’s a wide range of magazines to choose from, including BBC Good Food, Cycling Weekly, Empire, Gardeners World, Golf Monthly, Grazia, Ideal Home, Mother and Baby, The Great Outdoors and Woman’s Own. Read the latest editions for free, and get access to back copies too.

Register on the Magzter website and create an account, then download the app on to your phone, tablet or ipad via the App Store or Play Store.

You can either read the magazine online in your web browser, or download it onto your device and read it anywhere.

Note: members who join online should visit a library to upgrade their membership to access this service

The full list of eResources

Business and consumer

  • Growth Hub: gives access to business support services, one to one specialist support, grant funding, training and networking opportunities
  • Find it: The region's new procurement portal from Cheshire's councils and Warrington Council
  • Business journals: UK business titles, including backcopies
  • Business advice and support
  • Which? Trusted Traders: gives details of local tradesmen and tradeswomen that have been assessed by Which?
  • Which? Online: Consumer reviews - only available in Cheshire libraries

Books and reading

Driving and citizenship

  • Theory Test Pro: the entire DSA question bank, hazard perception clips and an online Highway Code
  • Go Citizen: British citizenship test

Dictionaries, encyclopedias and study

Family history and local studies

  • Ancestry Library edition:
    family history resource with access to public records from around the world. Available for use in the library only
  • British Newspaper Archive: access hundreds of historic newspapers from all over Britain and Ireland, including copies of the Chester Chronicle, Cheshire Observer, the Northwich Guardian and the Winsford and Middlewich Guardian - available for use in the library only
  • Cheshire Archives and Local Studies: sharing records and printed material from our historical county
  • Find my past:
    family history resource with access to public records from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Available for use in the library only

Government, health and welfare

  • Public Information Online:
    UK Parliamentary and government publications including acts, bills, command papers, daily Hansard, civil service yearbook and a wide range of statistics
  • Health websites: a list of local health resources
  • Jobs and careers: Cheshire West and Chester job search tools
  • Benefits: a guide to what is available and how to claim


  • Naxos Music Library
    As well as classical music Naxos also includes jazz, blues, and world music - it has access to over 2 million tracks and adds 500 new cds every month. Listen to whole cds or individual tracks, you decide


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