Book a library computer and gain access to online resources.
Some are accessible in your local library only, some are available from any device when you log in with your library card. We’ve paid for them so you don’t have to.
Full digital copies of a range of popular magazines. Titles include Amateur Photographer, New Scientist, Empire, Newsweek, The Economist and Who Do You Think You Are?.
Contains full runs of 48 mainly regional, but some national newspapers. Covers England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Access the database from home by typing your library card number in the box below where it says 'please enter your library barcode' when asked. 19th Century British Library Newspapers
The complete digital edition of The Times (London). Use keyword searching to retrieve full facsimile images of either a specific article or a complete page. Access the database from home by typing your library card number in the box where it says 'password' when asked.
Gales News and Reference collection comprises Infotrac Newsstand - a searchable large collection of current newspapers both in the UK and worldwide. Plus General OneFile, an archive of journal articles.
Access the database from home by typing your library card number in the box where it says 'password', when asked.
The Life in the UK website will help you with the application process for British citizenship or permanent residency. The online course is based on the 'Life in the United Kingdom: Guide for New Residents' (third edition) handbook , published by the Home Office.
Practice material is available in multiple languages
American National Biography Online features over 19,000 biographies of significant, influential or notorious figures from American history written by prominent scholars.
Access American National Biography Online from home using your library card. Enter NOR before the number when prompted (with no spaces).
Very Short Introductions offers concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas. All the titles provide serious introductions to their topic written by experts in the field and the titles are cross-searchable by subject and key word. Access these from home by typing in your library card number when asked. Enter NOR before your number when prompted (with no spaces).
This free search facility serves both businesses and communities who may be looking for funding. Access Grants 4 Norfolk here.
Free access in any Norfolk library to academic research. More than 15 million articles, including in-depth information on topics such as art, architecture, business, engineering, history, languages, politics, philosophy, mathematics and the sciences.
The British Newspaper Archive contains millions of pages of historical newspapers from the British Library collection searchable by keyword, name, location, date or title. Ask a member of staff for instructions on how to register.
Findmypast is a British-owned online genealogy resource, offering databases containing over four billion records, many of which are only available online here. In addition to Civil Registration and Census records, you’ll find an ever-growing collection of UK parish records, as well as British military records relating to the Army, Royal Navy and Air Force. Other useful collections include Merchant Navy Seamen’s records and the largest collection of Irish records available online. In addition, there’s a range of records from Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Canada.
IBISWorld is a simple to use market research tool and holds a comprehensive collection of UK Industry Market Research reports and Industry Risk Ratings.
Available at Norwich Millennium Library (Business and IP Centre), Thetford, King's Lynn and Great Yarmouth libraries only. Please note that IBISWorld will not be available during Open Library sessions as it requires staff to log you in.
MINT gives access to a wide range of high quality information covering companies, news, directors and industry research.
Available at the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library only. Please note that MINT will not be available during Open Library sessions as it requires staff to log you in.
For information on our pay-for company listings in Excel format, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.