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Online information and learning services


Whatever your age or interests your local library is a fantastic place for you to visit to learn and discover new things.

There are various courses available in libraries, find out about the courses run by Adult and Family Learning.

Learning links
Access to Research Discover a world of published academic articles and journals on a wide range of subjects.
British Library Workshops, activities and resources for schools, teachers and learners of all ages.
Learn My Way Free online courses for beginners, helping you develop digital skills to make the most of the online world.
Digital Unite Digital skills training and support for aspiring and experienced Digital Champions.

Family history

You can trace your family tree at your local library.

Family history links
Ancestry Discover your family history and build a family tree with the world’s largest genealogy website. Free access is available in the library when using a public computer.

General information

You can access the following resources at your local library, at home, at work or on the move, 24/7.

Information links
World Book Online encyclopedia learning tool for all ages including Early world of learning and Discover.

Business information

The library provides support and information for new and established businesses.

Business links
Ask About Business Online support and information for pre-start and new businesses, job seekers, consumers, inventors and business students.
Blackpool Unlimited A central gateway for local businesses offering business support and information.
COBRA - Complete Business Reference Advisor

Find all the information you need to turn your idea into a business.

Frost & Sullivan

Information and business growth. Available at Central Library only.


Find finance and funding for your UK business.


In-depth market analysis and consumer opinions that tell you what you need to know about brands, companies, and consumers. Available at Central Library only.


Business data platform, includes statistics and market reports. Available at Central Library only.