Our E- Reference Library is available anyone who has a Lewisham library card. Most of them can be accessed remotely.

Type your enquiry into the search boxes or follow the links and enter your library card number when prompted.

Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection is a vast online reference library of over 212 titles available 24x7. It combines in-depth content offered by titles in the acclaimed Oxford Companions series with authoritative, quick-reference coverage of the full subject range.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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The Oxford DNB contains 50,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2004.

Who was born in Lewisham?
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ancestry library edition


Search for your ancestors on the library edition of Ancestry.com.

All the UK censuses from 1841 to 1901, plus births, marriages and deaths.  Available in Lewisham Libraries only.