As well as providing a wide range of books, libraries usually have a variety of resources you can use. This can include:
- reference books
- journals and publications
- computers and other IT facilities
- music, videos and DVDs
- local information
- mobile library service visiting community areas
- Libraries and books
Many libraries also run informal technology awareness sessions to help you go online for the first time, improve your digital skills and show you more about using smartphone and tablet devices. To find out more about training events in libraries, see GO ON NI events.
Museums and galleries
Museums and galleries can be both educational and fun, whether you are interested in local history, art or dinosaurs.
Your local area
You can find out more about your local area by visiting the National Trust website. You can also look at historic maps and photographs at your local library. Your tourist office can give you information about historic walks, events and attractions.
Film, television and theatre
The British Film Institute manages the largest film and television archive in the world. Archived material is accessible via exhibitions and screenings in cinemas. Locally, you can check out what is happening on the Northern Ireland screen website.