Press Reader is available to all library members from home. Access over 7000 UK and international digital newspapers and magazines for free.
Libby is available to library members from home. Download eMagazines. Browse our collection including Good Food, Ideal Home, Total Film and many more.
The Times Digital Archive is available to all library members from home. Contains every issue of The Times published between 1785-2014.
The Illustrated London News is available to all library members from home. The world's first illustrated weekly newspaper published from 1842.
Easy News is the first news magazine designed to be accessible for people with learning disabilities, aimed to encourage discussion around news stories and keep readers informed about the world around them.
Our information and enquiry service is available to help you with almost anything you need to know.
You can complete our AskALibrarian form here
You don't need to be a member to send an enquiry but you will need a library card to access some of the resources.
To access any of our listed resources from home, follow the link and where instructed enter your library card number. The Enquiries Team are here to help with any queries.
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To access any of our listed resources from home, follow the link and where instructed, enter your library card number.
The Enquiries Team are here to help with any queries.
The world famous Britannica Library is a recommended source of general information and comes in three different levels. Junior, Student and Adult. It contains lots of images and videos as well to help bring topics alive. It is available to library members from home.
Oxford Reference includes over 100 reference titles such as dictionaries, timelines, flags and maps. It is available to library members from home.
This collection provides access to thousands of items selected from the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, offering unique insights into the changing nature of everyday life in Britain in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Categories include Nineteenth-Century Entertainment, the Booktrade, Popular Prints, Crimes, Murders and Executions, and Advertising. It is available to all West Sussex library members from home.
Available for free to library members from home, you will need to sign up for an individual account to access this resource. It has all the driving theory test questions, a large amount of hazard perception tests and is frequently updated.
Like Encyclopeadia Britannica it is full of useful information. However, as it is publicly changeable use it as a starting point and verify the information from another source!
COBRA (Complete Business Reference Adviser) is a continually expanding business database with information about starting and running a small business.
Available to all library members.
GOV.UK offers support, advice and guidance to businesses during the current COVID-19 shutdown.
Business West Sussex includes information and support from a variety of sources to help your business.
West Sussex County Council: Business Information offers advice and information about Trading Standards, business safety, waste, rates and more.
For consumer and legal advice.
Which? - Consumer Rights
Which?'s guide to consumer rights.
Although you cannot access Which? magazines or Which? Online from home, the West Sussex Libraries Enquiries Team can still access the full subscription version of Which? online for you.
So if you need to read the latest consumer advice on anything from washing machines to lawn mowers just fill out our AskaLibrarian form and they can send you the latest Which? article on a particular product by email for FREE!
Library staff can spend up to 30 minutes answering your enquiry.
Unfortunately we are not able to send you a digital copy of Which? magazine or provide remote access to the full Which? Online.
Free and impartial money advice, set up by the UK government. (Formerly Money Advice Service).
Useful website full of information and advice on consumer issues.
Get Safe Online is the UK’s leading source of unbiased, factual easy-to-understand information on online safety.
Find local solictors and browse by type of law, for instance family or criminal.
Oxford Dictionary of Family Names is available to all library members. It is the ultimate reference on surnames in the UK.
FamilySearch provides access to free collections of historical records (registration required).
FreeBMD is an ongoing project to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales.
Cyndi's List provides a comprehensive index to genealogical websites around the world.
Search their indexes and order birth, death and marriage certificates online (registration required).
Oxford Reference is available to all library members from home. Over 300 reference works including dictionaries, quotations, thesauri, timelines, maps, flags and encyclopaedias.
Dictionary of National Biography is available to all library members from home. Information on over 60,000 people from around the world who have helped to shape Britain's past.
Oxford English Dictionary is available to all library members from home. The history of the English language and its usage.
Who’s Who and Who Was Who is available to all library members from home. Directory of the noteworthy and influential, both in the UK and worldwide.
Oxford Research Encyclopaedias offer long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars. Read current, peer-reviewed trustrworthy research, across 25 encyclopedias, including the Encyclopedia of Social Work and the Oxford Classical Dictionary. Available to library members from home.