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You can use any of the eight local libraries to borrow books, DVDs, talking books, e-books, e-magazines and language courses. We also have online resources and services for you to use and there is plenty to do in Lambeth libraries.
You can also use our libraries for study, joining a homework club, joining a book group or listening to stories and talks by authors.
Additionally, Lambeth Archives the borough's record office and local history library, is open to the public and free to use.
Our Free virtual library contains hundreds of information and reference books, maps, illustrations and interesting facts to help you with homework or just for fun. When entering your Borrower barcode, type in all characters including the 'LM P' but do not include any spaces. Letters should be typed in upper case.
Research and explore COBRA's thousands of business guides, factsheets and reports
This resource provides you with global art and architecture from pre-history to present day. You need not worry about its reliability as it updated regularly, and also contains peer-reviewed articles from almost 7,000 scholars, globally. Extra information is also provided through pictures, bibliographies and links to additional resources.
Oxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides across a variety of subject areas. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this cutting-edge resource directs researchers to the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects. Have access to the British and Irish Literature and Victoria Literature.
Update your musical research with these resources by making use of its 52,000+ articles written by nearly 9,000 scholars. These scholars obtain a divers knowledge and the history, theory and cultures of music all over the world. Grove Music Online is based on the first work published in 1879 and frequently updated with hundreds of new articles an article revision annually. It maintains continuous publication and has been for over a century.
Now available, for the first time, scholars are students are able to access highly reliable and comprehensive texts on Oxford’s Scholarly Editions. Providing works from writers active dating as far back as 701-1901, as well as Classical Latin and Greek authors: Aristotle; Austen and Dickens through to Plato and Virgil, OSEO has over 1,500 scholarly editions that are easily accessible compared to its equivalent of over 760,000.
Who's Who is a source of biographical data on more than 33,000 influential people from around the world. Published annually since 1849. It lists people who influence British life, according to its editors.
Ancestry Library Edition allows you to search for family history records online, providing access from the 1841 to 1901 UK censuses. Please note that this resource is only accessible from computers in libraries.
Issues online is predominantly aimed at students wishing to gain a better understanding of the world around them and the issues which affect their lives, but useful to anyone researching social issues.
Ideal for small businesses, researchers and students, amongst others, Access to Research offers free digital access to over 1.5million academic articles from over 8,400 journals.
Get in-depth information on topics such as art, business, engineering, history, languages, politics, mathematics and the sciences with articles from academic journals and conference proceedings. This service is a two year pilot of a unique collaboration between librarians and publishers. Please note that publishers have not made all articles available free of charge.
An e-resource that provides instant online access to today's newspapers and magazines from various countries in full-color, full-page format and in over 50 languages.
Visit your local library and log into their Wi-Fi on the same mobile device.
Open the PressReader app and a pop up will appear confirming you have 3 days' complimentary access to download newspapers in the library and remotely on that device.
At the end of the 3 days, simply revisit your local library and login to their Wi-Fi to re-activate your complementary access for another 3 days.
A collection of fantastic books for you to download onto your computer or MP3 player. Available from the comfort of your own home, this service is not available through the Libraries People's Network system.
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This is a searchable knowledge base of frequently asked questions (FAQ) about research, writing, citing, and more. Use the search box toward the top of the page to find answers. It is also an international real-time and email enquiry service, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.