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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.)