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The world of Dinosaurs is set to come to life! The world of Dinosaurs is set to come to life!

Book Signing  - Dinosaurs of the British Isles
Saturday 1st November, between 11am to 2pm at Doncaster Central Library

Doncaster Palaeontologist and author Dean Lomax will be signing Dinosaurs of the British Isles which looks at the history of the dinosaur species discovered in the British Isles.  Dean will have real, multi-million year old fossils at the event as well as Gideon, a baby dinosaur (Iguanodon) which is about 3 and a half feet long by 1.5 ft tall!

Dean is resident palaeontologist at Doncaster Museum and visiting scientist at The University of Manchester. Dean has published numerous scientific and popular articles and recently appeared on BBC Look North and Channel 4's Sunday Brunch Live, talking about palaeontology.

Copies of Dinosaurs of the British Isles will be available to buy at the event.

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Doncaster Libraries Fines Amnesty Doncaster Libraries Fines Amnesty


Doncaster Libraries Fines Amnesty

Are you wanting to make use of your local library but are afraid to go in as you have an overdue item or items and are worried about the fines?

During the month of November all Doncaster Libraries will be accepting any overdue books, DVDs and CDs that have been loaned from them and no matter what date they were originally due back the fines will be waived.

iPad/Tablet Device club iPad/Tablet Device club

iPad/Tablet Device Club First meeting set to take place

The date for the first meeting has been set, the club will be starting on 5th November from 2.00p.m. - 4.00p.m in Central Library meeting room 5. The results of the survey had Wednesday afternoons as the most popular choice which is what that day was picked.

If you want to come along to the club will you please call 01302 735387 or email so that we can get an idea of numbers as space is limited. Please let us know if you are coming along as someone who needs help or if you are coming as a helper.

The club will be for people to get together and help each other use their devices. Confident users will be able to help those who need it, and as a group we should all be able to pick up lots of hints and tips for using our devices in a friendly environment.

During the first meeting we will discuss what we want to cover and how often we would like to meet.  Please bring your iPad or tablet device along to the club with you.
Murder Mystery at Thorne Library Murder Mystery at Thorne Library

Click on the image to view larger versionMurder Mystery Afternoon At Thorne Library, Thursday 20th November at 2pm

The Murder at the Ravenswick Hotel Event is based on a special script written for Shetland Libraries by Ann Cleeves, the author of the Shetland trilogy, featuring Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez, which you may have seen on televison. After setting the scene for the murder, the audience will listen to witness statements and a forensic report. There will then be a break for refreshments, with time to decide ‘whodunnit’ and why. The person giving the closest correct answer will win a prize.

Tickets £3 incl. refreshments available from Thorne Library

For more information or to reserve a ticket please contact Thorne Library Telephone: 01405 746969 Email:

Who else writes like? Who else writes like?

Find out who else writes like your favourite author or look up authors who write in a similar style or genre.
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Access to Research Access to Research

Access to Research

 Discover a world of published academic research at your local library. From January 2014, over 1.5 million academic articles are available, free of charge, in participating public libraries across the UK. 

Students, independent researchers and small businesses can now access many of the world’s best academic papers through their local libraries, a result of a unique collaboration between librarians and publishers, who have made their journal content available for free.
Please make sure you read the acceptance screen as it contains important information. *****Access to this website is only available when you are seated in one of our libraries.*****

With Doncaster Libraries Online you can:

Search for titles in the catalogue by entering a search term in the search box at the top of the page or by using Advanced Search.

Search the catalogue and filter hits to find precisely what you are looking for.

You can then limit or expand your searches using the many options provided.

On the way you will find lots of exciting suggestions that will give you the inspiration to read, listen to and watch things you may not have thought of yourself. You can also join in discussions on the forums, provide readings tips, make recommendations and write reviews.

To make full use of these services please first update your account by entering your library borrower details in the login box on the right of the screen.  If you are not already a member you can use the e-form on the joining and membership page using this

Look out for our high quality information services in the
24 Hour Library, and download e-books any time of day on to a wide range of mobile devices (or your home PC or Mac) from the Digital Library
. All free of charge to library members.

Reserve yourself a computer in a library using our PC Booking system

Libraries are also a good place to:

Get support looking for a
job and preparing for employment

Find out more about courses in your area, and develop your skills. Some courses take place in libraries: search the
library events calendar

We are looking for Digital Champions

Do you love IT and are you enthusiastic about helping others learn to love IT?
You could be one of the people we are looking for.


We are recruiting volunteers to support IT users in Doncaster.  For more information and to apply visit the Digital Champions page.

Cafe Culture Cafe Culture

Central Library Café Culture 

Café Culture serves speciality coffee, sandwiches, paninis, fruit and much more. 
If you have not been in recently to see the refurbished library why not take the chance now and enjoy a coffee at the same time. Free WiFi also available in the café.
Opening hours:
Monday-Saturday 10.00a.m. - 4.00p.m.

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