Online resources in libraries

Find out about other websites that the library service subscribes to and that you can access free. 

Remember - to access these resources online, use one of the links 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. Here are some of our favourites:



  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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 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).


  • Cobra is a complete business reference advisor offering detailed information to support new and existing enterprises.


Last Updated on Monday, November 7, 2022

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