Looking to learn a new skill, further your knowledge or do some research as part of your hobby or school, college or university project? We've a wide range of resources available to help you.
We have a fantastic collection of non-fiction books, language courses and special collections to borrow or use in libraries. We offer activities and events at libraries including workshops that you can take part in. Most of these are free!
Our online resources include encyclopaedias, academic journals, family history and genealogy tools and much more. Access to these resources is free! The library pays for a subscription on your behalf. Some resources are available to use at home and require you to log in with a library membership others are restricted to use from a library computer.
- Free access to subscription websites From newspapers and encyclopaedias to researching your family history we subscribe to online information services and elearning for you to use free of charge in the library and in most cases, also from home
- Job searching and careers advice Resources for job seekers and help with careers
- Driving theory test help - with Theory Test Pro Register with your library membership number for this realistic online simulation of the UK's driving theory test including video clips and the Highway Code
- Study for your British citizenship test with GoCitizen Use your library membership to access this resource for people taking the Life in the UK Test or British citizenship test
- Community information New to Brighton? Looking to join a club or society? Search ESCIS (East Sussex Community Information Service), to find local groups and organisations
- Information4living Are you struggling to find reliable sources of information to support critical aspects of your life – such as your health and wellbeing, money, benefits or work? Public librarians have brought together some of their preferred and trusted websites for these topics to help you find the information or services that you need in Brighton & Hove.
- Improve your English, maths and IT skills Find out how libraries can help you with your essential skills