About our online resources
Poole Libraries have taken out subscriptions to a number of quality information sites which are all available on this page for you to use for free.
If you are in a library you have direct access (no password required). Elsewhere your Poole library card number is your password, so just enter it when asked. All except Ancestry, Access to Research, Which online, the British Newspaper Archive and the John Johnson Collection are available for you to use in this way. These are only available if you are in a library - either on your own computer or smartphone using the library's Wi-Fi, or on one of the library's free computers.
If you are not a member, it is easy to join - you can even join online.
You have free access to online newspapers (not just today's, but going back years), a major encyclopaedia and other trusted and reliable reference sources.
Please also see our Audiobooks and eBooks pages.
Important update about our online resources
As of 14th March 2017 we will no longer be subscribing to Times Digital Archive and Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers. As of 1st April 2017 we will no longer be subscribing to Newsbank and Credo Reference.
If you are a member of Bournemouth Libraries you will still be able to access Times Digital Archive, Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers and Newsbank by visiting their website.
If you are a member of Dorset Libraries you will still be able to access Times Digital Archive and Newsbank by visiting their website.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these changes to our service. If you have any queries please contact Nell O'Hora at email@example.com