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Ancestry Library Edition

Link to Ancestry Library Edition

Researching your family tree? With Ancestry Library Edition discover genealogy, family trees and family history records online.
This service is only accessible at your local Idea Store or library.


Visit the online Catalogue to find details of books, CDs and DVDs or renew your library loans and reserve items

COBRA Small Business Information

Link to COBRA - information for small businesses

COBRA offers easy to understand and comprehensive factsheets and guides for anyone thinking about starting a small business or working in one.

Dictionaries and Encyclopaedias

Link to Idea Store Online Dictionaries and Encyclopaedias

Idea Store Online Dictionaries and Encyclopaedias: discover definitions, pronunciation and usage of thousands of words with English and foreign language dictionaries. Find reliable facts and information with our comprehensive encyclopaedias, including Britannica Online and Oxford Reference Online.


Download an exciting selection of eBooks and eAudiobooks for free with the Idea Store eLibrary and your Idea Store library card.

Freegal Music

Download music free and legally with your Idea Store card and Freegal!
Discover easy access to millions of songs. There is no software to download and there are no digital rights management [DRM] restrictions. Once downloaded, the tracks become yours to keep!

Newspapers & Magazines

With Idea Store Online Newspaper and Magazine Services discover complete digital editions of popular newspapers and magazines from the UK and around the world. Read online or download issues to your computer or mobile device. View and print articles from complete digital editions of The Times [London] from 1785 to 1985 with the Times Digital Archive. and access hundreds of historic newspapers from all over Britain and Ireland with The British Newspaper Archive.

Online Courses

Visit Idea Store Online Courses for basic computing skills, driving theory and citizenship courses

Universal Skills: employability instant self-assessments for job seekers

With Universal Skills, assess your skills in areas and discover step by step guide to help you to create a Jobmatch account, including searching for jobs and creating a CV. Also, find out about Universal Credit, eligibility and how to create an account and how to make a claim.