Find out about other websites that the library service subscribes to and that you can access free.
Remember - to access these resources online, click one of the logos below and type in your Sefton Library ticket number (where needed). If you are not already a member of Sefton Libraries, you can join online or in any Sefton Library.
Your ancestors become more than a name. Search the Ancestry Library Edition website in any Sefton Library. Access it by clicking on the logo on the left.
Find My Past
Where will your past take you? Search the Find My Past Library Edition website in any Sefton Library. Access it by clicking on the logo on the left.
The British Newspaper Archive
The British Newspaper Archive - search over 300 years of history on this digitised archive of British and Irish newspapers. Access it by clicking on the logo on the left.
The Sefton Directory provides comprehensive online information about a full range of opportunities and services across Sefton. This includes activities for children and young people as well as information about what’s available for adults within the local community. Access it by clicking on the logo on the left.
Which? online service from the famous consumer rights group with reviews and advice on a wide range of products. Please note that full access to this service is only available via computers in Sefton libraries, and login can only be provided by staff. Access it by clicking on the logo on the left.
An easy-to-use Oxford dictionary which includes a thesaurus, and help with grammar, spelling and punctuation. Also gives access to a users’ forum and a blog. Access it by clicking on the logo on the left.
BDSLite can help you find out more about the books you love such as publication dates, in / out of print information, publisher details, descriptions, author notes, book jackets and much more. Access it by clicking on the logo on the left.
Access to Research
Access to Research is a free database with academic articles on a wide range of subjects and these include art, architecture, business, engineering, history, languages, politics, philosophy, mathematics, and the sciences. (NB: Users can only use the publications for their own personal use, e.g., non-commercial research and private study). Access it by clicking on the logo on the left.
Sefton Looking Back
It is said that a picture tells a thousand words, and Sefton Looking Back is a beautifully tinted window into the colourful past of Sefton and its communities. A must for anyone with a passion for local history, photography or simply a love of nostalgia, this digital archive is the most comprehensive of its kind in the borough.