Free online resources for library members

Access a range of reading materials, reference resources, databases and articles with our free online resources for library members. You can also learn and practice with e-learning tools and explore history and genealogy.

To access our online resources, you may need to sign up and could need your library membership card number and/or PIN.

If you need any help, please refer to our user guides or ask a member of our library team.

How to join the library

eBooks and eAudiobooks
Contains Encyclopedia Britannica, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, and more
For young and enquiring minds
Curriculum-mapped content for secondary school students
More than 1,000 reference titles from more than 100 highly-regarded publishers
Study resource for the British Citizenship test or Life in the UK test, with hundreds of practice test questions
A fun, easy-to-use language-learning programme for young learners
Online newspaper and magazine kiosk
Photography, gardening, colouring, housekeeping, geographic magazines and unlimited access to Marvel comics on mobile apps and browsers
Practice online for your driving theory test
More than 100 languages courses to choose from
Online courses, available 24/7, with qualified instructors offering guidance and support
A reader's guide to adult fiction authors
A guide to children's authors
Interactive stories for children