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Varies from place to place, but this is a typical list of online resources free from your local library if you join. and Which? are usually only available at a library PC (free access), but the others can normally be accessed free from home with your library membership number.

* Ancestry
Family history resource

* Encyclopedia Britannica
junior (5 - 11)
student (12 - 18)
general (all ages)

*Which online - Access to exclusive, independent advice to help you make the right choice when buying products and services - from TVs to cars, from broadband to credit cards

* Oxford Reference Online - a collection of 240 reference titles
* Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - 50,000 biographies
* Oxford English Dictionary
* Grove Music Online
* Grove Art Online
* Kompass - online business directory
* Newsbank - a collection of newspapers from the UK.
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Can borrow books for free too. And read newspapers. And periodicals.

Libraries rule.
I have wanted access to the electronic OED for a long time but was unwilling to pay the very high annual subscription. After reading this hot deal I logged into my library website (Bristol) and can confirm that it really does work!

First use of the word **** to mean "bottom":

"Thou shalt for this sinne dwelle Right in the divels **** of helle."

Heat added!
Great advice, just used my GF's library card number and it works a treat, thanks!
what is the web address for this which offer?
what is the web address for this which offer?

Depends on where you live. Just Google your local library service, go into the website and look for the page that called something like 'online resources'.

Or just turn up at your library and ask to join. They'll do the rest for you, and you can access most of the services free - either at the library on one of their PCs or at home on yours.

Have some free books too while you're there! :thumbsup:
Thanks for this. A very useful reminder of electronic services available from libraries.

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