Online information and learning services

Information resources

You can access all resources from your local library, your PC at home or at work and on mobile devices.

Access from home is available 24/7 and you will need to type in your library membership card number as identification.

Information links
LinkDescription
COBRA Complete Business Reference Advisor
Credo Credo Reference collection
Newsbank  Access UK, Ireland and the world newspapers
World Book World Book Encyclopedia online
19th Century Newspapers 19th century British library newspapers
Zinio e-Magazines

Business information resources

If you need information on starting and running your own business you can follow the business information links.

Business links
LinkDescription
AAB Ask About business website
Blackpool Unlimited Blackpool Unlimited website (Business)
COBRA  Complete Business Reference Advisor

Employment and welfare resources

With changes to the welfare and employment legislation, libraries will provide access to the gov.uk website, Universal Job Search and benefits and the Blackpool Council discretionary support scheme.

Employment and welfare links
LinkDescription
Discretionary Fund Blackpool discretionary support scheme
Gov.uk Gov.uk website

Learn at your library

Whatever your age or interests your local library is a fantastic place for you to visit to learn and discover new things. You can study using the wide range of materials and resources, both in-house and online, which are available free to library customers.  

Learning links
LinkDescription
BBC  BBC learning portal
British Library British library learning portal
Learn My Way Basic ICT learning course
Digital Unite Digital Unite ICT learning resources