24/7 digital library

Use this guide to find ebooks and other library services online.

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 1841-1901 UK censuses.

Access to Research

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.

BFI Replay

BFI Replay features 1000's of films, television programmes and videos from the past. The quality of video differs and some may not be complete with defective sounds and images compared to licensed film and videos of today.

British Newspaper Archive

These newspapers cover every aspect of local, regional and national news which dates from the early 18th century to the 2000s. This resource can only be accessed in a Lambeth library. Users can register their own accounts and sign in.

Findmypast World

Findmypast World; a UK based genealogy service which offers worldwide historical record information, a directory and also access to the 1921 census.
Users can register their own accounts and sign in.  By registering, you will gain access to the My Research area which will enable you to keep track of your research and use the family tree programme to build your family tree. This resource can only be accessed in a Lambeth library.

Directory of Social Change (Funding resources)

Company giving for organisations

The guide is aimed at all voluntary organisations seeking support from corporates, and companies looking to develop their community-giving strategy, along with research organisations and individuals.

Grants-making charities funding Individuals 

Grants for Individuals digital resource helps identify grants for individuals experiencing hardship or for educational purposes. It allows you to enter a specific criteria and find the trusts likely to help with funding.

Trust Funding

Trust funding provides you with all the information needed in making applications to the trusts; most likely to fund several causes and increase fundraising.