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Central Library
Drake Circus
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Link to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography website

Oxford English Dictionary

Link to Oxford Reference

Link to more online services

Travel by road

5 Minutes Away

Guide to facilities available within five minutes of motorway junctions, including accommodation, restaurants and cafes, and petrol stations.


The AA's website includes route planners for the UK, Ireland and Europe, various tips and advice pages including about congestion charging and car safety and maintenance, and monthly fuel price reports.


Directory of UK sites for car share, lift sharing, ride sharing or car pooling.

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

The DVLA is an executive agency of the Department for Transport. The website's vehicle information section includes subsections about taxing, registering, importing/exporting, theft and consumer advice. The Driver Information section includes subsections about licenses, medical rules and learning to drive.

Driving Test Success

Information, tips and advice about preparing for and passing a driving test, including video tutorials, mock theory tests, and directories of test centres and driving schools.

First Group

Provides details of bus services throughout the area and beyond.

Highway Code

Online version of the Highway Code, complete with contents page and A-Z index, and chapters headed Pedestrians, Motorcyclists, Drivers and Signs and Markings.

Highways Agency

The Highways Agency is an Executive Agency of the Department for Transport, and is responsible for operating, maintaining and improving the strategic road network in England. This website provides information about current and planned road construction and improvement projects, current traffic information and road safety.

Learner Stuff

Information and advice with subsections headed Beginners, Theory Test (including mock tests), Driving Test and New Driver. Includes a directory of driving schools.

National Express

Timetables, fares and online booking for coach travel in the UK, Ireland and Europe.


The RAC website provides traffic and roadwork updates, route planner, advice about buying and selling cars, motoring news and more.