You can get free access to these subscription websites with your library card. This includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, streaming music, newspapers, homework help and more.
If you're not a member, you'll need to join a library.
Access to Research
Access to Research (in library use only)
Access over 1.5 million academic articles on a range of subjects including art, architecture, business, engineering, history, languages, politics, philosophy, mathematics and the sciences.
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition (in library use only)
The leading online resource for family history research.
British Newspaper Archive
British Newspaper Archive (in library use only)
Access to millions of pages of British and Irish newspapers from 1710 to 1955. 100,000 pages are added each month. You'll need to register and log in with your own email address.
Find My Past
Find My Past (in library use only)
Search or browse this collection of 650 million family history records.
John Johnson Collection
John Johnson Collection (in library use only)
Access to thousands of items selected from the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera. Categories include nineteenth-century entertainment, the booktrade, popular prints, crimes, murders and executions, and advertising.
Naxos Music Library
A wide selection of online music free to use from home or in a library with your library card.
- Naxos Music Library - Online classical music collection
- Naxos Jazz Music Library - Online jazz music collection of over 235,000 tracks
- Naxos World Music Library - Online music collection from all over the world and access to over 175,000 tracks
- Naxos Spoken Word Library - Contains the world's greatest literature
- Naxos Video Library - Watch over 3500 concerts and theatre productions
- Naxos Music Box - Family-orientated resource for children and young people.
Newsbank Newspapers (access in your library or from home using your library card)
Full text articles from a range of local, national and international newspapers.
Oxford Bibliographies (access in your library or from home using your library card)
Oxford Bibliographies in Victorian Literature and British and Irish Literature. Every article is a respected guide to current thinking in that area, written and reviewed by experts, and with original commentary and annotations.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (access in your library or from home using your library card)
Over 55,000 biographies of notable Britons.
Oxford English Dictionary
Oxford English Dictionary (access in your library or from home using your library card)
Online access to the most authoritative and comprehensive English dictionary in the world.
Oxford Reference Online
Oxford Reference (access in your library or from home using your library card)
Fast access to top-quality, authoritative information on every subject - from Art to Zoology.
Theory Test Pro
Theory Test Pro (access in your library or from home using your library card)
An online simulation of the UK's driving theory tests for all vehicle categories. It contains all the official test questions licensed from the DVSA, the people who set the tests.
Times Digital Archive
Times Digital Archive (access in your library or from home using your library card)
The complete digital edition of The Times (London) from 1785 to 2014.
Online version of Which Magazine. Available in Central, Crownhill, Plympton, Plymstock and Southway libraries only. Ask library staff for details.
Who’s Who and Who Was Who
Who’s Who (access in your library or from home using your library card)
Over 34,000 autobiographical entries of noteworthy and influential people who impact British life.