Our online services and reference tools are there so you can access a range of information at home, on the move or wherever you have internet. All of our online services are free to library members. Use your card to access the resources. Not a member? Join online

The Access to Research service gives free access to a wide range of academic articles and research in public libraries across the UK.

Subjects include:

  • art
  • architecture
  • business
  • engineering
  • history
  • languages
  • politics
  • philosophy
  • mathematics
  • and the sciences

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Discover biographies of more than 19,000 men and women - from all eras and walks of life - whose lives have shaped American history and culture. From missionaries to musicians, social workers to statisticians, cowboys to chemists, and Vikings to astronauts, the portraits in the American National Biography Online (the ANB) reflect the rich diversity of American life from pre-colonial times to the present day.

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Ancestry have the world’s largest online library of family history information and are constantly adding more. Search records, start your family tree and begin to uncover your ancestors’ stories. 

Please note: only available on Library-based PCs.

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Enjoy the highest quality digital content and download free audiobooks from BorrowBox. Log in and browse our library of the world's best authors and titles.

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This site provides access to the entire catalogue of Naxos classical music recordings. There is now an app for mobile devices, or you can stream the music online. There is also a facility to create and store personalised playlists.

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Oxford Bibliographies provides faculty and students alike with a seamless pathway to the most accurate and reliable resources for a variety of academic topics. Written and reviewed by academic experts, every article in our database is an authoritative guide to the current scholarship, containing original commentary and annotations.

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Looking for the meanings and translations of English words, phrases, and expressions in Spanish? We provide hundreds of thousands of definitions, synonyms, antonyms, and pronunciations for Spanish and other languages, derived from our language research and expert analysis.

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The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford DNB) is the national record of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the 21st century. The Dictionary offers concise, up-to-date biographies written by named, specialist authors. It is overseen by academic editors at Oxford University, UK, and published by Oxford University Press.

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The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.

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Oxford Reference is the premier online reference product, spanning 25 different subject areas, bringing together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press’s Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias.

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RBdigital Magazines offers full-colour digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. It includes both new and backlist titles with no holds.

To create an account, first enter your library card number and then follow the instructions to enter your email address and to create a password.

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Very Short Introductions can change the way you think about the things that interest you, and are the perfect introduction to subjects you previously knew nothing about. Because of this, they have proven to be extremely popular with general readers, as well as students and their lecturers.

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