Library resources online

Covid-19 update

We have enabled home access to library members for many of the online resources that were previously accessible only by using a library PC, including Ancestry and Find My Past.

To access these resources, log in to your online library account. If you have forgotten your PIN code please call us on 01254 661221 or email us at – make sure you have your library card to hand before you do.

Resources available to library members

Access to research

Discover academic research on multiple topics including health, business and the sciences. Free access to millions of papers published in thousands of journals via a "click in and out" service, with one article printable per search. Terms and conditions apply. Available in all libraries.


Research your family history online at all our libraries.

Britannica online

Research your subject at three levels: junior, student and adult.

Credo reference

This is a giant online reference library that includes encyclopaedias, dictionaries, thesauri and books of quotations.

Find My Past

Find My Past is a UK-based, family history website that includes rare specialist records and millions of parish records dating back as far as 1538.

Life in Britain

Learn practice and revise for the British Citizenship Test.

The British way of life

Understand the British way of life. There are over 400 pages of knowledge with links to key websites.

Theory test pro

Practise your driving Theory test online.

Who else writes like?

Help to find your next book when you have read all the books by your favourite authors and want to know who to read next.

Resources available to all

Cotton Town

Explore Blackburn and Darwen's history with photographs, maps, posters and newspaper articles. This is available at the library or remotely using your library card.


Find out what's happening at your library and book related news.

NHS Choices

Information from the National Health Service on conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living.


Find out about reading groups and much more.