Greenwich e-resources

Your library card is a gateway to a whole world of e-books and online resources that come free with your library membership.

Most of these can be accessed from home, simply by logging in with the barcode on your card.

Below are the e-resources available across Greenwich libraries. Visit your local library page to find out what is available there.


Oxford Art Online

A comprehensive reference collection of the world of art. Oxford Art Online is the gateway to multiple trusted online art reference resources that serve students, scholars, curators, and collectors alike.



Oxford Music Online

A comprehensive reference collection of the world of music. Oxford Music Online is the home of Grove® Music Online (GMO) and the access point for other Oxford online music reference works.



Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

A comprehensive collection of national biographical information.



Oxford English Dictionary

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.



Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference is the home of Oxford’s quality reference publishing, bringing together over 2 million entries, many of which are illustrated, into a single cross-searchable resource.



Practice the Driving Theory Test

Test yourself on all aspects of the driving theory test. An essential resource for those learning to drive.



Practice the Life in the UK Test

Practice tests for completing the UK Citizenship test.




Free music to stream or download. Freegal offers access to 9 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalogue of legendary artists, and over 15,000 music videos. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries.



Press display

Download and read newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries for free.



Access to research

Public initiative to improve public access to research.




Online resources including census returns for England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man; civil registration indexes for England and Wales, historic BT telephone directories and more.

PLEASE NOTE: Ancestry can not be accessed from home, only from computers in Greenwich libraries.




FutureLearn offers a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

Learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so these courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.

2,549,831 people have joined FutureLearn since launching in September 2013.



Encyclopaedia Britannica - Libraries edition

Users of Greenwich libraries can access the comprehensive online version of the world-famous Encyclopaedia Britannica.