Trial access to over 500 eBooks from the Gale Virtual Reference Library


We are currently trialling access to the Gale Virtual Reference Library eBook Collection which is running until 31st March 2014.

All titles can be searched via the Library catalogue or you can download a pdf with a complete list of all titles and links: GVRL eBook trial titles

What is the Gale Virtual Reference Library?

Gale Virtual Reference Library offers access to a range of eBooks as well as trusted, authoritative reference works. It hosts a number of award-winning titles across 18 subject areas, including Art, Environment, History, Law, Science and Technology. Updated in 2011 in line with user feedback, functionalities now include:

  • Eye-catching book covers to engage users
  • An interactive online book experience with two-page view and page flipper
  • Cross-search and browse within your collection
  • User interface available in 34 languages
  • ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology in 19 languages
  • 24 hours unlimited and simultaneous access
  • On-demand, machine-aided content translations into 14 languages

Your feedback is really important

We only have access to these eBooks for a limited period of time so if you find one that is really useful then please let us know and we may be able to add it to stock permanently.

Video tours and more information

To access a short guided tour please visit

 To download search tips click on the links below:

If you have any questions or problems accessing any eBooks then please let us know: