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BBC Bitesize - homework help for Primary and Secondary school children.

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Google Digital Garage - Free courses to help you grow your business.


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Learn My Way - a website of free digital courses for beginners.

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Internet Archive 


A non profit library of millions of books, music and pictures.

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BBC History Extra


The official website for BBC History Magazine, BBC History Revealed and BBC World Histories Magazine. Currently free access to articles and podcasts.

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Learning from Home Learning from Home

We have a wealth of FREE information that you can access from home with your library card.


Explore our collection of digital databases and links to a wide variety of online courses to continue studying, build professional skills and connect with others.


These resources are available FREE to library members.


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Our librarians are here to help answer your questions.


Just use our Ask a Librarian form


Through our free 30 minute enquiry service, we will respond to you with an answer to your query within 7 working days.


This service is for everyone in West Sussex, not just library members.


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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.


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Britannica Library 


The world famous Britannica Library is a recommended source of general information and comes in three different levels. JuniorStudent and Adult. It contains lots of images and videos as well to help bring topics alive. It is available to library members from home.



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Oxford Reference 


Oxford Reference includes over 100 reference titles such as dictionaries, timelines, flags and maps. It is available to library members from home.




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John Johnson Collection



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 library members from home.



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Theory Test Pro 


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.



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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!

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Aspire Sussex leads in the provision and delivery of adult education courses across West Sussex.


They offer lots of free courses too! Whether you are looking for distance learning courses, English and Maths, yoga, art, languages or family learning... There's a course for everyone!


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FutureLearn - courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world.


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Duolingo - free language courses. This site works best using Chrome.


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Open Learn - Free online learning from The Open University



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edx - Free online courses from the world's universities.



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Class Central

Free undergraduate modules from universities.



Skills Toolkit 


A collection of training resources to help people to use the lockdown to acquire jobs skills for when more businesses reopen. Includes Open University courses on basic maths and how to write computer code, Future-Learn courses in digital skills and producing online content, Google courses in digital marketing and resources to help people get started online provided by the digital-inclusion charity the Good Things Foundation.

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Don't forget to stay safe online. For the latest advice, guidance and information:

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