To use these resources from home you need to be a library member. If you are not already a member, you can join online and will be given a temporary membership number to use with your PIN.
While libraries are closed due to COVID-19, you will be able to use this number to access our online resources.
- Niche Academy Learn how to use our library online resources with online video tutorials, as well as tutorials for getting started with social media and internet basics.
- Introducing Kanopy - stream thousands of movies with your library card. Get access to documentaries, world cinema, independent films. Learn something new with The Great Courses. Watch the video tutorial.
- Naxos Music Library Listen to more than two million songs from classical, jazz, folk, blues and world artists. Also contains a study area for music students. Simply enter your library card number to begin.
- Libby by OverDrive Free download of audio and eBooks to your device. For the best experience, download the Libby app. You can read or listen from the OverDrive website, or download the OverDrive app for Windows 8 or Kindle Fire devices. If you experience any difficulties visit the Libby help or OverDrive help pages. (Not available on any Kindle device except the Kindle Fire). Watch the video tutorial.
- PressReader All-you-can-read digital newsstand with thousands of the world's most popular newspapers and magazines. To create an account you will need your library card. You can also download the free PressReader app to access on any device. If you experience any difficulties please contact the Helpdesk service at [email protected]. Watch the video tutorial.
- RBDigital Free download of more than 130 eMagazines, 1000 eAudiobooks and hundreds of eComics, all available to download or to read online. To create a new account you’ll need to have your library card. You can also download our free RBDigital app to access on any device. If you experience any difficulties please contact the Helpdesk service at [email protected]. Watch the video tutorial.
eReference - Information Sources
- Access To Research Academic e-journals and research papers. (Available on library computers only).
- Ancestry Family history. Access to Ancestry Library Edition has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry. You can access this by logging into your library account. Once you have logged in a link to Ancestry will appear near the top of the page. Watch the video tutorial.
- Encyclopaedia Britannica Children (5-11) Students (12-18) Adults. Watch the video tutorial.
- European Sources Online European Union.
- FutureLearn A wide variety of free online courses from top UK universities and specialist organisations.
- Go Citizen Practice questions for UK citizenship tests. Watch the video tutorial.
- Issues Online Social issues. Watch the video tutorial.
- Learn My Way Learn how to use the internet. Free courses on using a computer, browsing the web, sending an email and finding work online.
- New Oxford Shakespeare Fantastic eResource for anyone interested in Shakespeare and his works. This unique online edition provides the perfect resource for the future of Shakespeare studies.
- Oxford Bibliographies Authoritative research guides covering British and Irish Literature and Victorian Literature.
- Oxford Dictionaries Including dictionaries in a number of different languages.
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography People who have shaped British history.
- Oxford English Dictionary Home log-in or Library log-in.
- Oxford Reference Online. Watch the video tutorial.
- Oxford Research Encyclopedias.
- Oxford Very Short Introductions Concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas.
- Thames Pilot History of the River Thames.
- Theory Test Pro UK driving theory test. Watch the video tutorial.
- Times Digital Archive 1785-2014. Watch the video tutorial.
- Who Else writes like...? Guide to adult fiction authors.
- Who Next...? Guide to children's authors and books.
- Who's Who and Who Was Who Short biographies past and present.