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Online Reading

What shall I read next?


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Use the trusted websites below to discover new books and authors – then borrow them from the library!

  • Fantastic Fiction – As well as providing exhaustive bibliographies, it’s also great for “if you like this author, then you might like this author”.
  • GoodReads – a huge database of authors, titles, reviews, and “readers also enjoyed” recommendations. If you wish, you can set up a free account where you can add books you have enjoyed and be recommended similar titles.
  • - Another great site offering a totally new way of choosing books. You select the criteria and it selects the books. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Bookish – Excellent for lists of books you absolutely, definitely should read.
  • What should I read next  - where you can search straight from a favourite title or use the subject suggestions for recommendations.
  • Love Reading - book recommendations made by people with a passion for reading
  • Amazon - Look up a book you really enjoyed and let the Amazon algorithms do the rest! Usually, in the list of ‘customers who viewed this item also viewed’, there are a number of good suggestions for further reading.
  • Newspaper reviews – Pressreader allows Cornwall Library members free access to virtually all of the Saturday and Sunday review sections in the newspapers. A brilliant way of keeping up with new releases.

Our Online Reference library is a collection of trusted websites to help you find the information you need.  Links marked * may require you to login with using your library card number 

Books and reading

Newspapers and magazines

Cornwall Libraries has subscribed to The British Newspaper Archive (in Library use only). While you are within your local library you will have unlimited access to the millions of scanned pages of newspapers that the British Newspaper Archive site. You must register and login to British Newspaper Archive to view the archive site.

  • *British Newspapers Archive (in Library use only) - The British Newspaper Archive is a partnership between the British Library and findmypast to digitise up to 40 million newspaper pages from the British Library's vast collection over the next 10 years, containing most newspapers published in the UK since 1800 including News Articles, Family Notices, Letters to the editor written by the newspaper's reader, Obituaries, Advertisement - find out more on the British Newspaper Archive information sheet).   

    How to access the British Newspaper Archive (in Library use only).  To be able to access the british newspaper archive website you will need to register your contact details otherwise you will be re-directed to the payment page when trying to view an image.  To do this please select the link above and then at the top of the main page, click on the "Register" link. Once on the registration page please enter your contact details, create a password and then select "Get Started". Once your account has been created our subscription will give you access to the entire archive.

  • *NewsBank newspaper article archives uses one of the richest collections of primary source material in the world. Contains full text articles from a range of international, national and local newspapers
  • Newspapers and periodicals - The Cornish Studies Library and other public libraries in Cornwall, hold a variety of national newspapers, local newspapers and periodicals, including some titles which are now out of print
  • *PressDisplay digital newspapers and magazines 
  • The Gazette - Official public record
  • *The Times (London) 1785 to 1985 digital archive edition 
  • *Which? Online and Which? magazine can be accessed in libraries that subscribe to Which?
  • *Zinio eMagazines