We have a range of online resources available to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Why not check out some of the activities below?

Libraries OnlineGadgeteers

Online Storytelling (0-5 years)

Join our online storytelling group and get ready for stories.

We have some great activities for adults too – check out our online book club and eLibrary for access to eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines.

Visit What’s On in Libraries for more activities and resources.

The Summer Reading Challenge theme this year is Gadgeteers and there are great online activities on the official website to enjoy while taking part.






Museum & Heritage Resources at Home

Summerlee Miners Cottages

Museum Activities

Coatbridge’s War Poet (5 years+)

Trench Life (5 years+)

Medals of the First World War (5 years+)

WWII Code Breaking (5 years+)

WWII Rationing (5 years+)

1940s House & Garden (5 years+)



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Heritage Resources

Free Ancestry Access

Search our hugely popular Poor Law and Electoral Register collections.

Archive Photographs on Flickr

Explore our archive photo collections showing North Lanarkshire’s high street and industries, Cumbernauld new town and Albion Rovers football club.


Need help with your family history research?

Email heritagecentre@northlan.gov.uk with your questions if you are just getting started or need help with a tricky problem.


Online CollectionsOnline Collection

Explore a treasure trove of material with over 3,000 objects at your fingertips.

  • zoom in on high definition images to get up close to our historical collections,
  • search for subjects that peak your interest among the special stories and blogs,
  • peruse maps of you area,
  • view online exhibitions and fun animation.

There’s also plenty of fun activities for kids – visit our online collections website.