Lambeth libraries have a range of online resources available to members and non-members.
To become a library member visit the Join a library page
Sections in this guide (click title to view)
- 1. Resources for library members
- 2. These resources can be used without being a library member
- 3. These resources can only be accessed from the computers in the library
1. Resources for library members
If you are a Lambeth libraries member you can access the online library resources by using the number on your library membership card.
To access the online resources click on a link below. When entering your Borrower barcode - type in all characters including the 'LMP' but do not include any spaces. Letters should be typed in upper case.
A collection of fantastic books for both adults and children, for you to download onto your smartphone, tablet, computer or e-reader. All available from the comfort of your own home
A collection of fantastic audio books for both adults and children, for you to download onto your computer, MP3 player, smartphone, e-reader or tablet. Available from the comfort of your own home, this service is not available through the Libraries People's Network system.
A collection of popular magazines to download onto your computer, tablet, e-reader or smartphone. Available from the comfort of your own home.
Cobra is a complete business reference adviser designed for people who either want to set up a business, or have started a small business. Cobra is a useful tool particularly for people who want to research specific business information such as business statistics, finance and concise legal information for small businesses.
An online subscription service to help users learn basic IT skills, support through the Universal Job Match and Universal Credit process, and learn job skills including CV creation.
Newspaper archive of local and regional newspapers (UK only).
PressReader An online subscription 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.
Oxford Dictionaries Free online english dictionary from Oxford Dictionaries. Translate from English to Spanish, French, Italian, and German with bilingual dictionaries.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
A collection of biographies of the people who have shaped Britain's past and present.
Oxford English Dictionary Online
The definitive record of the English language.
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.
Times digital Archives
A fully searchable database of the Times newspaper from 1785 to 1985.
Theory Test Pro
Practise your driving theory test, including hazard perception test and the highway code.
An online study resource for candidates preparing for the Life in the UK test or the British Citizenship test.
2. These resources can be used without being a library member
This site offers three services: Enquire, Discover and Read.
An international real-time and email enquiry service, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Search for a wide and growing range of resources from a single point, including news services, and library, museum and archive projects, including our very own Landmark website. Discover also allows people to personalise the service, so they can tailor it to their own requirements.
Gives you access to a range of online services related to books and reading, incorporating online and library reading groups and links for people to further explore books and reading through the web.
Are you stuck for what to read next? Try this fun way to choose your next book - customised just for you.
Share your passion for books with a worldwide audience.
Money Advice Service
The health check, a new online money adviser from the Money Advice Service, is for everyone and provides free and unbiased help towards providing you with a personalised action plan in just 10 minutes.
3. These resources can only be accessed from the computers in the library
Ancestry Library Edition allows you to search for family history records online, providing access from the 1841 to 1901 UK censuses.
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 in collaboration with librarians and publishers. Please note that publishers have not made all articles available free of charge.
Check out our newly added Funding resources below. Please speak to a member of staff in order to access the Funding resources.
Gives you information on all the companies that are suitable for specific causes and fundraising.
Grants for Individuals
Helps identify grants for individual experiencing hardship or for educational purposes. It allows you to enter a specific criteria and find the trusts likely to help with funding.
Gives you all the information you need to make applications to the trusts most likely to fund several causes and increase fundraising.