Online reference library
We provide a wide 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.
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.
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.
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.
‘I’ve read all the books by my favourite authors. Who shall I read next?’ Here’s how you find the answer…
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.
Note: You’ll need to login with your library card number (DD followed by 12 numbers) to access this website.
The ultimate archive of music journalism… thousands of classic articles spanning 50 years, by rock’s finest writers.
Find census, birth, marriage, and death records, and trace your family’s history and roots. Note: You can access Ancestry.com from any library in Peterborough, but not from home.