Being a member of the library gives you access to over 50 online subscriptions free of charge. When you follow the links below you will be asked for your library card number. For licensing reasons, some of our resources are not available remotely and can only be accessed on computers in particular libraries, therefore no link is given. Ask your local library for more details.
British way of life
Provides all new arrivals into the UK with the necessary information to make it easier for them to get used to their new home, to integrate and to become personally resilient.
Visit the British way of life website.
Learn My Way
Step-by-step online basic computer courses: learn to use a keyboard and mouse, create an email account, search the Internet and much more (e.g. job hunting and shopping online).
Please note: You will need your local library's UK Online centre code to register for the 'Online Basics' modules. Ask for details of our IT support sessions, our volunteers will be glad to assist you.
Visit the Learn My Way website.
Life in Great Britain
This online course provides access to course material from chapters 2 to 6 of "Life in the United Kingdom: a journey into Citizenship" published by the Home Office. It also includes speech, a glossary, revision tests at the end of each section and full practice tests to prepare you for UK Citizenship test.
Please note: This product was designed for computers and doesn't work properly on iPad or Android mobile devices. Users can explore and read all the content, but they cannot currently access any audio files.
Visit the Life in Great Britain website.
This resource offers advice on all aspects of looking for and securing a job. it will scan thousands of job boards for you, walk you through finding out the skills you have and help you create great CVs. You can attend expert-led webinars or view bite-sized video guides. If you are claiming unemployment benefits you can also set up MyWorkSearch to keep your Jobcentre Plus advisor informed of your job-search activities.To access the service you first need to:
- create a personal account via a library public computer or by calling Ask a Kent Librarian on 03000 41 64 38.
- click the link in your account activation email
- log in with your username and password from any internet-connected computer or device
- log in to your activated account if you already have one.
Theory Test Pro
Theory Test Pro is a highly realistic online simulation of the UK's driving theory test. It contains the entire official test question bank, hazard perception video clips and an online version of the Highway Code. All this material is licensed from the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), the people who set the tests.
How to sign up for Theory Test Pro
When you first use Theory Test Pro, you will need to register with your name, email address and password. This information allows Theory Test Pro to save your test scores so you can follow your progress as you practise for the test. If you sign up from anywhere other than a library, you will also need your library card number.
Visit the Theory Test Pro website.
Other useful websites
Guidance and advice on careers and courses, also details of their online courses.
Visit the Learndirect website.