Varies from place to place, but this is a typical list of online resources free from your local library if you join.
Ancestry.co.uk 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.
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.