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Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Registered members of Cork City Libraries can access Encyclopedia Britannica Online by entering their current membership barcode.  If you would like information on how to use Britannica, download the Britannica Help Guide or watch our YouTube video Using Britannica.

Learn Languages Online

Transparent Language courses - changes for users

Access to Transparent Language Online is now directly through the Transparent Language Online website  or app.

Access will no longer be available through RBdigital.

We are pleased to bring you Transparent Language, an online language learning platform with over 100 languages, free with your library card. You can access Transparent Language on your desktop or through the Transparent Languages app.


For Existing RBdigital TLO Users:

New users:


Check with your branch library that your membership is valid. If your membership is ok and the problem persists, then support is available by:

Online Courses - ArtistWorks Music Classes

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Interested in learning a musical instrument? Want to learn to play a different style? Get ArtistWorks for Libraries online, free with your library membership! 36 online music courses, including instruments, voice and music theory on your phone, tablet, laptop or PC. Guided video lessons by top musicians and teachers. 

  • Download the Libby app or visit www.libbyapp.com
  • Sign in using your library account barcode and PIN
  • Click or tap Shelf
  • Scroll to EXTRAS and click or tap ArtistWorks
  • Click or tap GET


  • Ignore any pop-ups requesting payment. Your access is free with your library membership
  • Ignore the 30 day access information. At the end of 30 days you can log in again, and again!
  • Check that your library membership is up to date.
  • Reset your PIN.
  • Log a support ticket with ArtistWorks.com

Online Courses - Universal Class

Universal Class has over 500 online educational courses in a wide range of subjects, free with your library card.

If you would like information on how to use Universal Class, download the Universal Class Help Guide.

Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland is the ultimate reference work on family names of the UK, covering English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, and immigrant surnames. Cork City Libraries borrowers can login by using their library barcode. If you would like information on how to use the Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland, download the Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland Help Guide.

Newspapers and Journals

All library locations provide newspapers, magazines and journals. To enquire about titles or back-copies contact your local library.

To search our index of newspapers, periodicals and journals, visit https://ccnews.interleaf.ie/

In-house Online Resources


JSTOR— An online archive of academic journals and other scholarly content. Cork City Libraries provides free in-house access to JSTOR's Ireland Collection of almost 100 journals within JSTOR. (In-house access only)  If you would like information on how to use JSTOR, download the JSTOR Help Guide