For licensing reasons,
some of our resources are only accessible from computers in
Online (all libraries, no remote access)
Grants access to the full-text of most British Standards and
some European and International equivalents.
A detailed and
practical summary of the laws of England, Wales, and Scotland.
Updated weekly by a team of lawyers.
This resource provides
details of grants and funding available for community groups
Practical advice and support after the death of a relative or
friend. This service is provided by Kent Libraries, Registration
& Archives in partnership with Simplify.
Lexis Nexis Butterworth
databases (Kent History and Library Centre
- All England Case Search - A comprehensive
archive of case records, dating from 1502, which provides
procedural history, annotations, keywords and summaries.
- Halsbury's Laws of England - Full text of the
Halsbury's Laws of England series.
- Legislation - Enables searching and
viewing of the full text of current UK legislation(UK Parliament
Acts and UK Parliament Statutory Instruments amongst others).
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.
Public Information Online contains all material from 2006/07
Parliamentary session onwards. The site is updated daily with fully
searchable PDFs that are available on the day of publication. It
also includes non Parliamentary material from 2009 onwards
including official departmental reports, technical papers ,
research reports, annual reports and statistical research.
The following links will lead you to details of your local
You can also find out more about the legislative process.
An informal alliance of over 30 civil society organisations and
community education providers aiming to promote learning
for democracy, citizenship, participation and practical politics,
particularly among people who have least power in society.
Gateway to central Government information (replaces
Direct.gov.uk from 17 October 2012).
Full text of Health and Safety Executive publications, including
their regulations, is now available to download free from their
website as PDF documents. Search by keyword, click on the
publication title and then on "free PDF download available" to
Information about Legal Aid and advice.
Search the database of registered solicitors, and find further
guidance about paying for legal services, specialist solicitors,
lawyers for businesses, complaints, directories and etc.
To find a solicitor, barrister, expert witness or other supplier
of legal expertise and services
The official portal to the full text of
- all legislation from 1988 to the present day (Note:
There are no secondary legislation items - e.g Statutory
Instruments - available before 1988 as they are not available
in a web-publishable format)
- most pre-1988 primary legislation is available on this site
(see the website 'Help' section for exceptions).
Apply for or check planning applications, and read/
download full text of the current and previous versions of the
building regulations 'Approved documents'.
A charitable service which helps people access the money
available to them – through welfare benefits, grants and other
Access details of the text of the Houses of Commons and
Lords daily debates (Hansard) current and historical,
tresearch materials on various topics, contact details for members
of the two Houses and much more.