You can get free access to online encyclopedias and dictionaries are part of our reference library. They can be accessed on computers in your local library or on your home computer.
Access online editions of Encyclopedia Britannica:
- Encyclopaedia Britannica Junior Edition - for ages 5 to 11
- Encyclopaedia Britannica Student Edition - for ages 12 to 18
- Encyclopaedia Britannica Library Edition - for ages 18 and over
Dictionaries and references
Login to Oxford dictionaries and references by typing the letters THUR followed by your library card number within the 'Library Card Login' box.
- Very Short Introductions - research journeys across subjects
- Oxford Dictionaries - language guides
- Oxford English Dictionary - English language guide
- Oxford Bibliographies - authoritative research guides
- Oxford Reference Premium Collection - specialist reference works
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - life stories of historic people