Online Resources and Information Services

We subscribe to a wide range of online resources, most of which you access for free on any library computer or from the comfort of your own home or workplace

Libraries are a brilliant source of information but if you can't get into the library, we can help you with free access to a number of online reference resources, including access to the Oxford English Dictionary, Encyclopedia Britannica and Find My Past.

You can access these online reference resources from your home or workplace or from any library. All you will need is your library card number (e.g. D12345678) and PIN number.

If you are not already a member you can join the library online.

We also offer a number of other online services. These include:

Use the reference guide to search by topic - there are 1,000s of topics covered, from Aachen to Zurich, Abdication to Zoology, Absolutism to Zionism.

Special Resources and Information Services

Newspapers and Magazines

City libraries offer a wide range of popular and specialist newspapers and magazines with something for everyone, including children's, teenage, BME and general interest magazines and newspapers. Back copies of some titles are also available for research, reference and borrow. We also provide access to online newspapers and magazines

A range of local newspapers are available on microfilm in the Local Studies Library; a complete run of The Times and a period of The Guardian are available on microfilm on Floor 3 of Nottingham Central Library.

Get help using a computer to apply for a VISA

UK Visas and Immigration offers a UK-wide Assisted Digital service to support customers who need digital help to complete their immigration application online.

Our library staff  can help people with

  • getting access to a computer
  • getting access to the internet
  • searching on GOV.UK

Please note our support is limited to digital support only and we cannot give advice on individual applications.

Contact us for information and about booking in for a 121 sessions by calling  0115 876 2828 or emailing enquiryline@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Further guidance on Assisted Digital: UK Visas and Immigration Service can be found here:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/assisted-digital-uk-visas-and-immigration/assisted-digital-uk-visas-and-immigration


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