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Information & Digital

LiveWire Libraries provide quality information, digital support and fun digital learning activities. These will help to develop skills, enable safe online engagement and widen accessibility and opportunities.

Online Encyclopaedia and Information

LiveWire libraries subscribe to a range of premium resources to use for free. Access to the online resources is available in libraries or by logging on anywhere using your library card number

Which? Online is available in the library only; ask library staff for details.

Go Citizen is an online study resource for candidates preparing for the Life in the UK test or British citizenship test.

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All other resources below are available both in the library and remotely using a library card and your PIN

Additional Resources

LiveWire also offer a range of additional resources which you may find useful including, Learn My Way, Find My Past and Access To Research.

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Find My Past Available in Libraries only.

Access To Research Available in Libraries only.

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Credo is an easy to use tool for research projects and homework. Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 200 videos

Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language.

Service is available remotely as well as in branch.

Log in with your library card number here:

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BFI Replay

Free video on demand service with thousands of digitised videos and television programmes from the collections of the BFI National Archive and partner UK Regions and the Nations Film Archives

Available in library branches only

Press Reader

Digital versions of over 7,000 newspapers & magazines from over 120 countries around the globe, and in more than 60 languages. Available for Windows and Mac desktops, as well as apps available from the Apple App store and Google Play.

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Encyclopaedia Britannica offers authoritative, reliable and up to date information on a huge range of topics. It comes in three versions, tailored to different age groups.

Britannica Junior

Britannica Junior is aimed at ages 5-11. Perfect for homework projects, or try the games for added fun!

Britannica Student

Britannica Student is aimed at 12-18 year olds.  It is an excellent resource for homework and research.

Britannica Adult

Britannica Adult.  Full access to award winning learning resources and articles from the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Digital Activities

Every library runs free digital activities in the holidays and some libraries have regular code clubs.

Code clubs aim to provide opportunities for children aged 9 to 13 to develop coding skills through free after-school clubs. Children create their own computer games and animations learning how to use technology creatively using Scratch coding and microbits.

Libraries occasionally run sessions for adults on how to stay safe online.

Alternatively contact your local library for further details

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Members of LiveWire libraries can access Theory Test Pro, a realistic online simulation of the UK’s driving theory tests for all vehicle categories.

The website offers a highly realistic online simulation of the test and includes official questions from the DSA (the people setting the tests)

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