Free online resources for library members

Access a range of reading materials, reference resources, databases and articles with our free online resources for library members. You can also learn and practice with e-learning tools and explore history and genealogy.

To access our online resources, you may need to sign up and could need your library membership card number and/or PIN.

Some of our online resources - Access to Research, The British Newspaper Archive and Which - are accessible only from inside a Hillingdon library.

How to join the library

If you need any help, please refer to our user guides or ask a member of our library team.
Temporary access via the library catalogue - courtesy of Proquest/Ancestry.
eBooks and eAudiobooks
Contains Encyclopedia Britannica, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, and more
For young and enquiring minds
Curriculum-mapped content for secondary school students
More than 1,000 reference titles from more than 100 highly-regarded publishers
Study resource for the British Citizenship test or Life in the UK test, with hundreds of practice test questions
A fun, easy-to-use language-learning programme for young learners
Tutorials and tips for our online library resources and support to develop digital, social media and research skills.
Digital books.
Online newspaper and magazine kiosk
Practice online for your driving theory test
More than 100 languages courses to choose from
Online courses, available 24/7, with qualified instructors offering guidance and support
A reader's guide to adult fiction authors
A guide to children's authors
Interactive stories for children
Online resources that are accessible only from inside a Hillingdon library.