Online reference collections

If you are an Argyll and Bute Library member, click on any of the links below for free access to a substantial reference library. You will need the number printed below the barcode on your Library Membership card. If you do not have a membership card, you can ask for one at your local Argyll and Bute Council library. You can also join online.

Scran SCRAN is a charitable learning resource base with over 360,000 images, movies and sounds from museums, galleries, archives and the media.


Please note that the following resources are not available remotely from your home computer and can only be accessed on People’s Network computers in your local library.


Ancestory Library Edition Ancestry Library Edition

An online genealogy resource including sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.

 Access to Research

Access to Research

Discover a world of published academic research at your local library


circles containing images of various activities