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Library Resources

Dictionaries and online reference books

Library members have access to a wide range of online reference sources including dictionaries, and other information sources. Some of these resources are only available within the library, while others require a library card login.

Accessible only in a Library

  • Access to Research – Free access to millions of articles in thousands of academic journals and a variety of topics
  • Which? – Independent consumer information and product reviews (please ask for access at the information desk)
  • Ancestry UK – Birth, Marriage, Death, and other government records.
  • FindMyPast – Birth, Marriage, Death, and other government records.
  • British Newspaper Archive – Hundreds of historic newspapers from all over Britain and Ireland

Accessible from home with library card

eBooks, Audiobooks, newspapers and magazines

Oldham Libraries has a large collection that you can access via apps on Android and Apple devices and from your web browser.

Free eBooks, Audiobooks, magazines and newspapers from  BorrowBox

Additional eBooks and Audiobooks are available from  ULibrary

Once you’ve installed the app (or clicked the link), search for Oldham Libraries in the ‘Library’ field, and log in using your library membership card number and 4-digit PIN.

If you’ve forgotten your pin, you can reset it:

Search the library catalogue

You can search the library catalogue and renew or reserve.

Access the catalogue here.