Information and Enquiries

Our Information and Enquiries service is available to help you with almost anything you need to know.

We have free information resources to help answer your questions, or you can Ask a Librarian.

A - Z of eInformation Resources

Browse through all of our free eInformation reference resources. *Available 24/7 from your computer, smartphone or tablet, **only available in libraries. You will need your library card number. If you are not a member of the library you can join online.
A - Z of eInformation Resources

Ask a Librarian

Are you a student stuck with your homework; a local historian researching a local building; thinking of starting your own business; a family historian on the trail of a long lost ancestor; trying to find the answer to a burning question? If so, our team of librarians can spend up to 30 minutes free source checking to help you access all the information you need. Just complete our Ask a Librarian online enquiry form.
Ask a Librarian form


We have a wealth of business resources to help you to start or grow your own business, build professional skills and connect with others. Find out more about the Business and Intellectual Property Centre Sussex, business resources, websites and courses.
Business resources

Family and Local History

Free resources to help you trace your family history or explore the history of where you live. We can help you get started with access to databases including Ancestry, FindMyPast, British Newspaper Archive and Times Digital Archive.
Family and local history

Learning and Research

Learning and research resources including Which? to help you find the answers to your questions. All free to access with your library card in libraries. Plus free access from home for resources including Britannica, Oxford English Dictionary, Theory Test Pro, Transparent Language Online and Who's Who.
Learning and research


Explore the history of West Sussex and beyond with free access to local and national current and historic newspapers with your library card. Free online resources including British Newspaper Archive, Illustrated London News, London Gazette, Pressreader and Times Digital Archive. Plus can access local newspapers in libraries.

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