Your library is a great place to visit. You can have up to two hours free internet use, read the latest magazines, choose from the latest teen book titles, and get help with homework queries.
Surf the web for free
You can have up to two hours free internet access at your local library - just bring along your library card and PIN number.
At busy times you can book a computer session online so that you can be sure there's a PC available when you get there.
See our News & Events page for the latest activities
News and Reviews
There is space on the noticeboard in Oakham Library for you to put up your comments, reviews, and book suggestions - post-its are on the board for you to use - let us know what you think.
Many of your comments have already resulted in changes including a subscription to White Dwarf, extra Shakespeare study guides, Warhammer fiction, and more Manga amongst others... keep your suggestions coming! If you don't want to use the noticeboard, you can always email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW! Want to send us a book review online? Just go to our Book Review page...
If you are stuck with your homework, the Library can help you:
- Ask your librarian to recommend one of hundreds of thousands of library books in stock in Leicestershire & Rutland that might have the answer you are looking for. We can request it in for you FREE of charge.
- Make the most of free access to some of the best subscription websites - Britannica Credo and Oxford Reference among others.
- Try the online Enquire service. You can ask any question at any time (even when the library is closed as it is staffed by Librarians around the world 24/7!), and it is free.
- Try our Web Directory
You can take up to 24 books out in one go - and it is free to join.
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CD's and DVD's
Your library service has a huge collection of CD's, DVD's and Wii games.
Search the library catalogue to see if there's anything you would like to borrow. There are some charges for borrowing CD's DVD's and games, and you will need to bring in photo ID to prove you are old enough to take out films that are 15Certificate or older.
Book Divas International online Book Club for teens with over 6000 members worldwide. Everything from Goth-fantasy to Christian Lit. They offer writing tips, exclusive chances to receive advance books, and regularly bring in guest authors to speak with members
Spinebreakers Penguin's pioneering online book community for teenagers, run by teenagers
The Beat - Guide to upcoming gigs in the East Midlands, details updated daily
Golden Compass Movie The website for the forthcoming Golden Compass movie - if you have read the books - you might want to have a go at meeting your Daemon here!
Connexions - Information and advice for young people including online access to the 'Working in...' publications
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme
S-Cool - Revision site dedicated to school students
BBC - Teens The BBC's teen zine. Includes chat, quizzes, message boards, horoscopes, showbiz news, health, advice and fashion for both sexes
New Moon - The first chapter of Stephenie Meyer's sequel to Twilight on her official website.
Teen Today - Online magazine for teens by teens. Includes jokes, reviews, horoscopes, problems, boards, chat, games, ezines, and buddies
Young People's Gateway V - The volunteering website for 16-25 year olds in England
ProspectusUK - a free service for prospective students to request up to 10 UK University and college prospectuses with quick delivery times.
IMOKTA IMOKTA (pronounced "I'm OK ta") is an online lifestyle website for 14 to 19 year olds. There's lots on it, including games, wallpaper, film and music reviews. The issues section has cartoon animations in real life situations, and shows young people how to stay safe.
Doing work experience at Your Library is a good way of finding out what happens behind the scenes to make a complex public service work, and whether this may be a career path that you would be interested in looking at further.
We get many enquiries every year from students wanting to do work experience with us. We can take a very limited number of placements each year and unfortunately we have to disappoint some students.
If you are looking for work experience, or a placement to carry out your Duke of Edinburgh community work, please contact Rutland County Council's Human Resources Department to let them know which school you go to and when you wish to carry out your work experience. All work experience takes place at our Oakham Library branch.