Language, learning and citizenship

Support for driving theory, Life in the UK tests, learning English and digital skills.

Reference Online is available 24 hours a day, all year round and contains information on a variety of subjects from encyclopaedias to music, biography, news and art. All you need to do is enter your library membership number - the nine-digit number without spaces - after clicking on each title. If you are not already a member you can join the library online.

See a full list of reference online titles.

Tense Buster

Practise and improve your English language skills with this eLearning course.

Tense Buster can test your level and help build confidence in your vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation.

You can create a simple account to keep track of your progress, or just practise.

Access at home or in libraries

Go Citizen

Prepare for the Life in the UK Test or British citizenship test with official study materials plus hundreds of practice test questions in the same format as the official test. To track your progress create an account here.

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Theory Test Pro

Theory Test Pro is a highly realistic online simulation of the UK's driving theory test. It contains the official practice test question bank, hazard perception video clips and an online version of the Highway Code. Create an account to use the resource.

Access at home or in libraries.

Learn my way

Free courses on using a computer, browsing the web, sending an email and finding work online. 

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Digital Unite

A range of over 400 how-to guides covers a whole host of digital topics.

Access at home or in libraries

Essential sites

These sites are key resources for people living in the UK. They are available for free online and you do not need a library card to access them.


The UK Government website. Key services include benefits, job search, information on births, marriage and deaths, passport applications, booking driving tests and tax services.


Office for National Statistics

The ONS is the UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics. It collects and publishes statistics on the economy, population and society at national, regional and local levels.

Visit the ONS website