Welcome to birmingham.gov.uk

Welcome to birmingham.gov.uk



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.

Please note

  • 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

COBRA - the Complete Business Reference Adviser

Credo Reference - 100 reference books on one web site

Gale newspapers - recent Birmingham and national papers

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

(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.)

You can find more web sites where we pay the subscription so they are free for you to use at www.birmingham.gov.uk/websubs

Please note We are not responsible for the content of other organisations' websites.

Websites available in Birmingham Libraries