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Our Library Service
Join Lambeth Library for free and use our services
Join Lambeth Library for free and use our services 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.

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Contact us
Email
email us at Lambeth Libraries

Telephone
020 7926 0750

Postal Address
Brixton Library
Brixton Oval
London
SW2 1JQ

Online Resources

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.

Business
COBRA
COBRA
Research and explore COBRA's thousands of business guides, factsheets and reports
Citizens' Information
Go Citizen
Go Citizen
An online study resource for candidates preparing for the Life in the UK test or the British Citizenship test.
Theory Test Pro
Theory Test Pro
Practise your driving theory test, including hazard perception test and the highway code.
Dictionaries and Reference
Dictionary of National Biography
Dictionary of National Biography
A collection of biographies of the people who have shaped Britain's past and present.
Oxford Art (GDA)
Oxford Art (GDA)
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
Oxford Bibliographies
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.
Oxford Dictionaries
Oxford Dictionaries
Free online English dictionary from Oxford Dictionaries. Translate from English to Spanish, French, Italian, and German with bilingual dictionaries.
Oxford English Dictionary
Oxford English Dictionary
The definitive record of the English language.
Oxford Music (GDM)
Oxford Music (GDM)
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.
Oxford Reference Online
Oxford Reference Online
A collection of language and subject reference works: quick search through all at once, or choose from the huge range of works available.
Oxford Research Encyclopedias
Oxford Research Encyclopedias
The Oxford Research Encyclopedias (OREs) offer long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars.
New Oxford Shakespeare (SENOS)
New Oxford Shakespeare (SENOS)
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.
Very Short Introductions (VSIALL)
Very Short Introductions (VSIALL)
Discover a new topic or subject with these intelligent and serious introductions written by authors who are experts in their field. Find out more…
Who
Who's Who and Who Was Who (WWHOBOTH)
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.
Encyclopedia Online Resources
Encyclopaedia Britannica
Encyclopaedia Britannica
A complete and interactive online resource which appeals to all ages.
Family History
Ancestry.com (library edition)
Ancestry.com (library edition)
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.
Films
Kanopy (Filming Streaming)
Kanopy (Filming Streaming) On-demand film streaming service. Get access to thousands of independent films and documentaries free. All has hundreds of education videos from The Great Courses.
Funding
DSC Funds Online
DSC Funds Online
We subscribe to three DSC fundings:

-Grant-making charities funding organisations

-Grant-making charities funding individuals

-Company giving for organisations

Speak to a member of staff in order to access the funding resources.
Independence Issues online
Issues Online
Issues Online
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.
Jobs, Employment and IT Skills
Universal Skills
Universal SkillsAn easy to use step by step guide that covers 3 core subjects:
"Universal Jobmatch", "Employability and Job Skills" and "Universal Credit"
Journals and Articles
Access to Research
Access to Research
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.
Newspapers
Newsbank
Newsbank
Newspaper archive of local and regional newspapers (UK only).
Times Digital Archives
Times Digital Archives
A fully searchable database of the Times newspaper from 1785 to 1985.
PressReader
PressReaderAn 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.
Online Books
W F Howes
W F Howes
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.
Online Magazines
Zinio
Zinio
Zinio lets you download some of the latest magazines to your PC, smartphone or tablet so you can read them anywhere you want.
Other Resources

Other helpful resources available from Lambeth Libraries

Ask a Librarian
Ask a Librarian
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.
Library Thing
Library Thing
Share your passion for books with a worldwide audience.
whichbook.net
whichbook.net
Are you stuck for what to read next? Try this fun way to choose your next book - customised just for you.
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