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Using library subscription web sites on your own computer
studying at home ?
need information at the office ?
You can use these web sites on your own computer if you have a Birmingham Libraries card.
Follow the links to these sites and simply enter your Birmingham Libraries card number.
- The letter at the beginning should be capital
- You don't need to include the space
- Leave off the last two numbers
19th Century British Library Newspapers 48 local and national newspapers including the Birmingham Daily Post
Go Citizen - to help you prepare for the Life in the UK test and British citizenship tests.
Literature Resource Centre - comprehensive site
Naxos Music Library - a collection of music available for online listening.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - 55,000 people from Britain's past
Oxford English Dictionary - the authority on the English language
Oxford Music Online - a comprehensive guide to classical music (Click on Library barcode user login)
Oxford Reference Online - a cross-searchable database of all OUP's top reference books
searchMuze (formerly searchRED) - comprehensive listing of UK recorded music, plus videos and DVDs. (Drop down the 'Please select' menu to find Birmingham Libraries before entering your library card number)
Theory Test Pro - practise for your driving theory test including hazard perception video simulations.
Times Digital Archive - complete from 1785 - 1985 (There is a limit on the number of users for this site, so you may have to come back later.)