Go Citizen is an online study resources for candidates preparing for the Life in the UK or British Citizenship test.
This is a comprehensive and proven study package. It includes an online version of the latest official study materials, licensed from the Home Office, the people who write the handbook plus hundreds of practice test questions in the same format as the official test. (You have to register a username and password linked to your library card)
On March 1st (the start of meteorological Spring) the Weather Watchers site will be turning ‘spring-green' and we will be launching ‘geolocation', meaning Weather Watchers will be able to upload weather photos fromwherever they are in the UK (as opposed to being tied to one home reporting site as now). We're doing this because lots of our Weather Watchers have told us they want to be able to report the weather when they're away from home.
So, from March 1st Weather Watchers will be able to post reports wherever they are in the UK: up a mountain, by the sea, on a country stroll – if you spot a UK weather scene you'd like to add to Weather Watchers, you can now snap and share wherever you are.
We will be doing a lot of coverage on TV and Radio about this new functionality, and have also encouraged presenters to use the following line: ‘If you want to join in go to bbc.co.uk/weatherwatchers - if you're not online at home or you'd like a hand signing up, your local library will be able to help you out.'
The Library Service subscribes to a number of online information resources which we offer you free to access both at home and in the library.
Library only Resources: Ancestry and Access to Research
If you are learning to drive a car or a bike, Theory Test Pro is a highly realistic online simlulation of the UK's driving theory test. It contains the entire official test question bank, hazard perception video clips and an online version of the Highway Code.
All this material is licensed from the Driving Standards Agency (DSA,) the people who sets the test. It's free to try, so sign up now and find out how to pass your test on your first attempt. (This is linked to your library card and you need to register a username and password.)
If the system asks you to sign in to access Oxford Reference material please type your card number without the KTP.
Oxford Art Online (formerly Grove Art Online) - find information on artists and art movements world wide from prehistory to the present day
Oxford Music Online - this up-to-date major encyclopaedia offers information on music and musicians through the ages
From a library computer simply follow the links from this Online Resources page. You do not need to use the Arena login on the right handside of this page.
Britannica Online for adults - search four of Britannica's encyclopaedias including the most up to date multi volume set (Use 11 character borrower number outside a library)
Britannica online for students 12 - 18 - specifically for students (Use 11 character borrower number) outside a library
Britannica online for Juniors 5 - 11 - tailored for juniors (Use 11 character borrower number outside a library)
If there are any issues following the links please click on the Britannica icons instead