Free online resources

Some of the free online resources you can use from home include eBooks, eAudiobooks, eNewpapers, eMagazines and eComics.

Visit the eBorrowing page on the website for more information on eBooks.  Visit the Online resources page for more info on other electronic resources.

Online resources

Britannica Library has trusted information on thousands of subjects to help you with your school work and studies. You can access both Junior which is aimed at children age 5 to 11 years old, and Student which is aimed at people age 12 to 18 years old. There is no need to log in with your library card.

Explore online resources from home including family history tool Findmypast-World and the Times Digital Archive.

Watch free recordings of classical performances including music, ballet and operas from around the world on Medici.TV.

Business and IP Centre

Brighton & Hove Libraries are joining the Business and IP Centre Network. Find out how you can use our free business databases including FAME, COBRA and IBISWorld.  

You can also find local and national business support.

Information service

Contact our information service if you need help using any of the online resources or if you need more information. 

You can send an email to libraries@brighton-hove.gov.uk or phone 01273 290 800.

Get free one-to-one remote digital support

Digital Brighton & Hove offer one-to-one digital support. Phone the Digital Helpline on 0808 196 5883 and get help from one of our volunteer Digital Champions. Please leave a message with your name, telephone number and what help you need.

AbilityNet also provide free one-to-one remote support for anyone who needs help to get online during the pandemic. This could include setting up a new device, keeping in touch with family, online shopping and staying safe online. Phone 0800 048 7642 to get some help now.

What's on-events & activities in libraries   

All libraries events and activities are currently taking place online. Join in and catch up on Brighton & Hove Libraries Facebook page.

Children and Families

Children can borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks from Brighton and Hove libraries.