Online reference library
Struggling to find good quality,
reliable information for research, study or general interest
on the Internet? No need to visit a library building to
do so; you can now access your very own virtual reference
collection direct to your desktop anywhere in the world from
All resources can be accessed free of
quiz and you could win an iPod Shuffle!
To access the resources
just pick an option below or in the side menu, click on
your selected product and enter your Kent Libraries membership card
number when prompted (this varies from product to product).
Please note: For licensing reasons, if you register for
library membership online you will need to confirm your
registration in a library before accessing online
Our topic pages give additional information about each product,
details of complementary free internet sites and links to some
user guides. If you need help finding your way round any of the
products, contact Ask a Kent
- A to Z of online resources (for
- Dawsonera eBook collection -
particularly suited to students, researchers
and users interested in a particular subject. If you've
never used it please check the information on our eBooks and eAudiobooks page first.
- Signpost - to
other sections on this site that provide links to free and
reliable, local and national websites that complement our
range of online subscriptions, aiming to help you get to the
information you need in relation to running a business, finding a
job, managing your money etc.
Access by topic
"Can I just say how much I value the online resources you
provide. They are streets ahead of the offerings from other library
authorities and complement nicely the stock strengths of the
service. NML (Naxos Music Online) is a god-send to
"Just wanted to give some excellent feedback on the services
offered by the Online Reference Library. I'm a student and
it's extraordinarily useful for all kinds of research and
interest. A lot of people aren't aware of it though".
"Just some feedback to say what a brilliant resource your online
reference library is. I have just used the children's Britannica
(both age groups) to help my daughter research some homework. My
daughter has learning difficulties and last year it was very
difficult for me finding the right level of information online. Now
I can access secondary school subjects at primary school
"level" using the junior Britannica. It's also great that we are
allowed to print stuff out, as my daughter finds that a lot easier
to read than on-screen".
Mrs M. Robson