Links to External Websites
External links are selected and reviewed when the page is published. However, Bexley Libraries are not responsible for the content of external websites. This is because:
1) Bexley Libraries do not produce them or maintain/update them
2) Bexley Libraries cannot change them
3) They can be changed without Bexley Libraries knowledge or agreement
Some of our external links may be to websites which also offer commercial services, such as online purchases. The inclusion of a link to an external website from the Bexley Library website should not be understood to be an endorsement of that website or the site's owners (or their products/services).
Useful Web Links
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News and General Interest:-
The online newspaper directory for the world.
The BBC's main news page.
View the world via webcams across the globe.
The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.
Videos and Broadcasters:-
Catch up with BBC programmes online.
The main website for videos, music, sport, games, education, films and more.
Your favourite ITV programmes on demand.
On-demand television from Channel 4.
A directory of radio stations from around the world, including those that stream programmes direct to your PC.
Staying in touch:-
Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life.
Online social networking tool using messages of 140 characters or less.
Free weblog publishing tool from Google, for sharing text, photos and video.
Stay in touch with your family and friends for free on Skype.
This guide explains the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to help organisations comply with its requirements.
Library services and books:-
The website for online resources from Bexley Libraries, all you need is your library ticket number to get started.
Your local library offers so much more than books – look here to find out more.
Book reviews, recommendations and discussion.
Online bookstore that sells thousands of other items too.
Parents, families and children:-
Networking website for mothers.
Aimed at pre-school children who can learn as they play.
Find out how to stay safe online.
Computers and the Internet:-
This short online course will help you get to grips with online forms, as well as giving you the chance to complete some example forms.
Introductory YouTube videos from Learn My Way on using the internet.
A guide to the features typically found on online forms.
Use this to practice submitting an online form.
Making the most of being online.
Online learning made easy.
This package will help you get to grips with using computers and the internet.
Free online courses that have been designed to make sure you're confident with everything you might need to do on the internet.
The BBC's guide to the internet for computer novices with useful tips for all.
Whether you're an independent learner or a Digital Champion look here for everything you need to improve your computer skills and boost your digital confidence.
The many ways you can make your keyboard and mouse, Windows, the internet and your favourite applications suit you and your needs.
Provides accessibility help, enabling computer users to make the most of the internet whatever their ability or disability.
Government video on Assisted Digital services.
Windows 10 Troubleshooting Guide
Main Government website for Public Information:-
The best place to find government services and information.
Quick video and guide to the www.gov.uk website.
The official record of the government, including information on Awards, Insolvency and Published Wills.
A short online course on how to use Universal Jobmatch
Find a job using Universal Jobmatch
Careers advice: open a free Lifelong Learning Account to store information and your own CV
Websites to help with Volunteering Opportunities:-
A place to find varied volunteering opportunities
Advice for people who wish to volunteer
A guide to how using digital options can help with community projects
Scams and Staying Safe Online:-
Top ten tips from the BBC to avoid sharing too much on Social Media.
Learn My Way guide to staying safe online.
Advice on how to avoid online fraud.
Are you scam-aware? Take the Citizens Advice Bureau quiz and find out!
Videos and handy tips on how to spot a scam.
Help and advice on ransomware, the malware that can lock your computer and demand payment.
HMRC warns against rebate phishing scams.
Man jailed for part in £1.5 million student loan scam.
Fake job adverts on Jobmatch website.
BBC article on concerns over copycat websites.
Money and Finance:-
Consumer site for financial products and advice.
Free and impartial money advice, set up by government.
Financial advice website founded and edited by Martin Lewis.
Government information on workplace and personal pensions.
Apply online for help with finance for tuition fee loans, maintenance loans and maintenance grants.
Welfare and Benefits including Universal Credit:-
Information on benefits and tax credits from the Citizens Advice Bureau.
Government website about entitlement and general information on benefits.
Child Benefit information.
Universal Credit fact sheet.
How to get ready for the Universal Credit.
Video on the Universal Credit from the Department of Work and Pensions.
Helps people in financial hardship access benefits, grants and support.
Information on NHS services, health conditions, care and support and how to live well (with built-in Google Translate to convert to over 50 languages)
Health and Social Care digital service – see "Egbot's World" video, an animation about what NHS England is doing in digital health and care.
Embarrassing bodies health checker.
How the internet can help you keep healthy.
Citizens' Advice Bureau and Consumer Advice Sites:-
Free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.
Free and impartial money advice, set up by government.
Cooking and Gardening:-
The Delia Online Cookery School website.
Baking tips and recipes.
From the Gardeners' World team.
Sharing the best in gardening.
Sport, Leisure and Entertainment:-
All the sports news and results from the BBC.
Official website for Manchester United.
Interested in films, television programmes or videogames? This online directory will give you all the facts.
Other Useful Links:-
Genealogy and family history with access to 1 billion searchable family records.
Popular street map, satellite image and directions website.
Organisation that campaigns for the interests of the self-employed and the owners of small firms.
Up-to-date train time and ticket information so you can plan your journey.
A guide for those who have day-to-day responsibility for data protection.
Government website for data protection.
Quarterly updates for people who have ever used the internet or never used it, (ceased publication 20 Aug 14).
Ofcom's annual statistical survey of developments in the communications sector; also quarterly updates setting out the latest public facts and figures.
This strategy sets out how government will redesign its digital services.