Online reference library

We provide a range of electronic reference resources for you to use at home or using one of our library computers.

If you’re in a library, just click on titles to access them. To access them from home, log in to your library account with your library card number and PIN.

Theory Test Pro

A highly realistic online simulation of the UK’s driving theory tests, for all vehicle categories. It contains all the official test questions licensed from the DSA. You need to ‘sign up’ to use Theory Test Pro, and provide your email address.


An online study resource for candidates preparing for the Life in the UK test or British citizenship test. It includes an online version of the latest official study materials licensed from the Home Office, and hundreds of practice test questions. You need to ‘sign up’ to use Go Citizen, and provide your email address.

The British Way Of Life

The British Way of Life is a program to help all asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in getting used to British Life as quickly as possible. It covers many essential topics and subjects, with links to government, NHS and other useful websites to find out invaluable information to succeed in “The British Way of Life”

Road to IELTS – International English Language Testing System

An online study resource for candidates preparing for IELTS which assesses all of their English skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking. The qualification is accepted by over 7,000 organisations worldwide, including schools, universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies.

Note: It may take a few minutes for the page to load.

Access to Research

Discover a world of published academic research at your local library. The Access to Research site has over 1.5 million academic articles which are available free of charge.

Note: You can access Access to Research from any library in Peterborough, but not from home.

Who Else Writes Like …?

‘I’ve read all the books by my favourite authors. Who shall I read next?’ Here’s how you find the answer…

Who Next …?

Lists the names of hundreds of children’s fiction writers. Each name suggests other authors who write in a similar way. The idea is that you look up one of your favourite children’s authors, then try reading a book by one of the other authors suggested underneath.

Find census, birth, marriage, and death records, and trace your family’s history and roots. Note: You can access from any library in Peterborough, but not from home.