The library service subscribes to a number of online services, bringing information to your door! You can also practice for your driving theory test and Life in the UK Citizenship test online too. You can access any of these services using your Barking and Dagenham library card number from any internet connected computer. Scroll down this page to find and log in to all the services available.

These services are free to Barking and Dagenham library members, so to access them just type in your full library card number at the library card login option on each site and begin searching. The services available are:

E-Resources available 24/7

Credo Reference Credo Reference

Over 500 reference books are available from our Credo Reference service. If you are looking for information on the arts, business, geography, medicine and social sciences this is a good site to use. The subject coverage is similar to Oxford Reference but includes most other major publishers. It can also link your search to our online catalogue. Credo titles available.

Oxford English Dictionary Oxford English Dictionary

The full Oxford English Dictionary. It is known as the most comprehensive dictionary of English in the world. Just enter LBBD then your library bar code number in the library log in box.

Issues Issues

Issues A comprehensive reference source with articles addressing contemporary social issues, e.g. rights and discrimination, drugs, crime and the environment. Very useful for school projects and general interest.

Oxford Dictionaries Oxford Dictionaries

Oxford Dictionaries

Oxford dictionaries This site has up-to-date online dictionaries, thesauruses, and language reference resources. It offers quick search access to definitions of words and phrases, with guidance on style and usage, grammar, and spelling; plus specialist guides for legal and technical writing

Newsbank Newsbank

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Newsbank provides online access to UK national, local and regional newspapers and also 120 international titles from around the world. There is access to current and archived editions of newspapers and news services of the titles available. Searches can be made from a single newspaper or a combination of titles, or by date.

Computer and IT Training Computer and IT Training

Computers and IT Training

The ComputerSchool provides up to date IT-based lessons and tutorials categorised into one user friendly Computer & Technology Training Directory.

Choose from:

  • Computer Basics
  • Technology Basics
  • Tablets and Mobile Devices
  • Microsoft
  • Apple
  • Samsung
  • Android
  • Google
  • Social Media and Networking
  • Digital Photography
  • Photoshop
  • Dreamweaver

and much more.

All content is presented in easy-to-follow "quick lesson" formats with clear, precise, step-by-step instructions guiding you all the way from Beginner to an Advanced level of understanding, or anywhere in between!

Quick lesson education for the most commonly used computer and technology programs, devices and applications.


Free access with your Barking and Dagenham library card  
Oxford Reference Online Oxford Reference Online

Oxford ref online

Oxford Reference Online – Premium - The premium collection contains over 200 reference titles including dictionary, language reference, encyclopaedia and the Oxford Companion series of books searchable online. Everything from Art to Zoology.  New and revised titles are added regularly.

To search just enter your library bar code number in the library log in box. If your card starts with 28069 you will need to type in lbbd before the number. (See a
List of books available and Subjects covered)


Oxford Dictionary - National Biography Oxford Dictionary - National Biography

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography website has biographies of 50,000 people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond from earliest times to the year 2002. Just enter LBBD then your library bar code number in the library log in box.

Oxford Language Dictionaries Oxford Language Dictionaries

Oxford Language Dictionaries

Oxford Language Dictionaries contains bilingual language content in a range of languages. Currently these are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. The language web feature allows translation in a further 5 languages - Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Polish and Portuguese.

Oxford Short Introductions Oxford Short Introductions


Oxford Short Introductions Series.  Our online library allows you to access short introductions to a variety of scientific and social science subjects.  All the guides are produced by Oxford University Press.

You will be able to access the Science and Mathematics collection and the Social Science collection.  These include introductions to The brain, chemistry, climate, accountancy, citizenship, advertising and many more.!  

Cobra - business adviser Cobra - business adviser
COBRA - Complete business reference adviser is a comprehensive, practical and continually updated database for anyone who wants to start a business.  Information includes how to write a business or marketing plan, or research into new markets. 
ZipTales ZipTales

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Ziptales helps to make reading fun!

The online library consists of over 550 interactive stories and activities with:

  • voice overs
  • animations
  • quizzes
  • games

and more for children aged 4 – 12+ years.

Based on National Curriculum and suitable for Key Stages 1 and 2 and the International Baccalaureate (IB).