Online reference library

Cambridgeshire Libraries online reference library provides access to a range of information resources. Including online dictionaries, family history, biographies, and newspapers. Online resources are free to access with your library membership and are available in libraries across Cambridgeshire. Some online resources are also available outside of library buildings, you will need to use your library card and PIN to login. Information on how to access individual resources can be found in the information below.

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How to access the information/databases

Access from outside of libraries

Some of these resources can be accessed from home by logging in with your Cambridgeshire Libraries card number. You will need to join Cambridgeshire Libraries - you can do this online. The number is on the back of your card - for example DD123456789000.

Access in libraries

Some resources are only available from within a library building. You will need to book a library computer using your Cambridgeshire Libraries card number.