Online Reference

To use a resource from the 24/7 Reference Library, simply click on an image below and it will load the resource in a new page. After then, type your 14 digit library card number found on the back of your Library card, into the 'Library Card Login' box to access it.

Borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eComics with Overdrive for libraries, you can access these services for free from PC or using the app for iOS or Android
Visit our eLibrary to register to use the service.

Theory Test Pro



Theory Test Pro is a highly realistic on-line simulation of the UK's driving theory test. It contains the entire official test question bank licensed from the Driving Standards Agency, the people who set the tests. Pass your driving theory test on your first attempt. Unlimited access to all the official questions from the DSA in the same format as the official test. Includes on-line version of Highway Code. Simply sign up to create a free account courtesy of Lincs Inspire Libraries.

Byki Language Tool

The Byki learning method takes users through a series of simple steps to memorize words and phrases in a new language, including their meanings and proper pronunciation, in the shortest possible time. Available for learning over 80 languages, library patrons are able to access the Byki Online system from inside or outside of the library, via the web browser on Windows and Mac computers.



oxford reference on-line

Oxford's unparalleled collection of reference books covers the entire subject spectrum from accountancy to zoology. Over two hundred titles are available. As well as standard works of reference in the arts, humanities and sciences, many general interest titles are also included: dictionaries, including bi-lingual and visual dictionaries, encyclopaedias, books of quotations, companions to food and drink, names and places and many more. Search each title individually or cross reference the entire on-line database.

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online

Oxford Language Dictionaries, for English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.




Grove Art Online

Oxford Art Online offers users the ability to access and search the vast content of the newly redesigned Grove Art Online and the complete Oxford art reference collection in one place. It features the latest in on-line technology and an extensive image library.


Grove Music Online

The most authoritative music reference source. Contains the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. Enhanced features unique to the on-line edition include regular updates and audio musical examples. Now also contains The Encyclopaedia of Popular Music.

Oxford Bibliographies


Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

An illustrated collection of 50,000 specially written biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of Britain's past, from the fourth century BC to the year 2000. Compiled over a twelve year period by some 10,000 experts, who have produced a 60 volume, 60 million word reference work, and a website of over 100,000 pages. The on-line edition is updated annually.

Oxford English Dictionary

The definitive English language reference dictionary.





19th Century Newspapers

Search and find results in 19th Century British newspapers by newspaper, title, and article type. Find people, property, legal notices, and advertisements. Print, email, download, and save articles and page images. Explore bonus content: biographies, publication histories, timelines and more. Millions of articles from 49 London, national and regional newspapers from1800 – 1900. Over two million pages with thousands of illustrations, maps, tables and photographs.

COBRA Business Information

Thinking of starting a business? The Cobra database has hundreds of small business ideas and business opportunity profiles, practical how-to guides, reports, check-lists and fact sheets. Cobra is the Complete Business Reference Adviser.

house of commons parliamentary papers

To access the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers online, please click on the logo above.



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