Online library resources

Access to Research

Discover academic research on multiple topics including health, business and the sciences. Free access to millions of papers published in thousands of journals via a "click in and out" service, with one article printable per search. Terms and conditions apply. Available in all libraries.


Research your family history online at all our libraries.

Britannica online

Research your subject at three levels; Britannica online is available with three levels: Junior, Student and Adult. At the library or remotely.

Credo reference

Giant online reference library that includes encyclopaedias, dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations. At the library or remotely.

Cotton Town

Explore Blackburn and Darwen's history, with photographs, maps, posters and newspaper articles. At the library or remotely.


Find out what's happening at your library and book related news.

Find My Past

This is a UK based family history site which includes rare specialist records and millions of parish records dating back as far as 1538. Available at all our libraries.

Life in Britain

Learn practice and revise for the British Citizenship Test, at the library or remotely.

NHS Choices

Information from the National Health Service on conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living.


Find out about reading groups and much more.

The British Way of Life

Understand the British way of life.  400 pages of knowledge with links to key websites.  At the library and remotely.

Theory Test Pro

Practise your driving Theory Test online, at the library or remotely.


Look up consumer reports on your favourite products, ask a member of staff to log you in.

Who else writes like

Help to find your next book when you've read all the books by your favourite authors and want to know who to read next. Available at the library.​

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