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Credo is a giant online reference library that provides you with access to a selection of 504 reference books.It includes encyclopaedias, dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations, not to mention a range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to accountancy and literature to law.
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This is the online version of the famous encyclopaedia. With a world atlas, timelines, comparative country data, international news feeds, and much more. There are sections for students and children.


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Young people's services

Looking for a book? Want to watch a film? Need help with your course work? Want to find out what's happening near you? Look no further than your local library.

Join the library

Joining the library is simple and free. You don't even need to live in Lewisham.

Join online here or ask at your local library.

If you're under 16 you'll need a parent or guardian to sign as well.

Why join?

With your library card you can:

Borrow books, language courses, CDs, DVD and Playstation games

More about what you can borrow

Access free online databases for homework help

Use your library card to get free access, on your phone or tablet to get access to our online encyclopaedias, dictionaries, news stories and other reference tools.

  • Free reservations - if you're under 14 you can reserve items that are on loan or at another library, absolutely free.

  • No fines - likewise, for under 14s there are no late fees.

Get online with free internet access and wi-fi

All Lewisham's libraries have computers you can use for free.

Events and activities

See our list of family events or search by branch library.

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Access a vast online reference library containing over 212 titles on a variety of topics including science, history and the arts. 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 Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

The Oxford DNB contains over 60,000 biographies, 11,000 portraits of significant, influential or notorious figures who shaped British history of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond. Dating  from the earliest times to the present.




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