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.
American National Biography Online
Biographies of over 19,000 people who have shaped American history and culture.
The Complete Business Reference Adviser - Information on how to start and run a business, write a business plan and find grants etc. Available at home via your library card or within Greenwich Libraries.
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.
Language reference from the experts.
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.
A route to the most accurate and reliable resources for a variety of academic topics.
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.
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.
Very short introductions
Hundreds of very short introductions on dozens of subjects.
Who's Who and Who Was Who
The essential directory of noteworthy and influential people, past and present.
Times Digital Archive
An online, full-text facsimile of more than 200 years of The Times, one of the most highly regarded resources for eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century news coverage, with every page of every issue from 1785 to 2014.
British Newspaper Archive - Only available when using a Greenwich Libraries PC.
Explore over 200 years of history! Important: all users must register on the site. Click on the 'register button' at the top of the main page and enter your details to unlock access to the full site. You will also be able to save your searches and bookmark pages.
Find My Past
Trace your ancestry and build a family tree by researching extensive birth records, census data, obituaries and more with Findmypast. Only available by visiting any Greenwich library.