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A day in the country
Inspired to walk, cycle or go for a leisurely drive in your local area? Why not borrow an ordnance survey map from us to help you plan your route?
Wayland's Smithy, Uffington, Oxon.
Photo: Wayland's Smithy [Canva}
Use the Advanced Search function on our online catalogue to browse our ordnance survey maps.
  • Type 'OS' into the keyword search.
  • Scroll down and choose 'Map' from the 'Select Format' filter.
  • Press the orange 'search' button.
  • Scroll down the right-hand side of the screen to find further options.
Search for ordnance survey maps
Parents and Carers
Family photograph
In 2022 we will be having a regular feature aimed at helping parents and carers to get the most out of the library service, both for young children and for themselves.

This month, have a look at our website page dedicated to library services for children and young people 
Find out about library services for children, parents & carers
Britannica Online
Whether you want to watch Winston Churchill addressing Parliament for the first time or to learn how to simulate the universe on a personal computer, the authoritative online encyclopaedia, Britannica Online, will provide you with the information you need.
  • Three age-appropriate levels
  • Articles, images, videos, interactive content
Watch this video for a quick overview of Britannica Online
How to use Britannica Online
eBooks & eAudio
'Midwinter Murder' by Agatha Christie
Looking for a good online read? We have curated some seasonal reading suggestions for all ages which can be downloaded onto your Libby app.

Choose from:
Click here for great online reads
Family memories & stories
One of the nice things about Christmas family gatherings is the chance to chat with older relatives about our family stories and memories. 

Oxfordshire Libraries has a collection of Reminiscence Boxes and Bags which come in a variety of topics and are easy to borrow and carry home.
Click & scroll down for Reminiscence Boxes & Bags information
Children's Winter Mini Challenge
We hope you've enjoyed the Winter Mini Challenge this year.  There are just a few days left before it finishes on Sunday January 16th. So get those skates on!
Any Questions? Ask A Librarian.
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eMagazines, news & research
Music & performing arts

Local studies & family history

Online library services
Children & Young People
Volunteer with us
Home Library Service

Click & Collect
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