Information resources

Registered members of Newport Libraries have access to trusted online resources to help with personal research and homework. 

Select one of the services below and when prompted enter your reader number from your library card.  

All logins are case sensitive so remember to use a capital letter for the alpha prefix and that all 0 are zeros.


Britannica Junior - encyclopaedia for students aged  5-10 years

Britannica Student - encyclopaedia for students aged 10-14 years

Encyclopaedia Britannica - advanced comprehensive encyclopaedia

Oxford Dictionaries - language reference from the experts

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - people who shaped the British Isles and beyond

Oxford English Dictionary - definitive record of the English language

Oxford Reference Online - the best of the OUP reference titles

Learn My Way - free online courses to develop digital skills.

Resources for life

Law and Rights - answering legal queries in a simple way

Theory Test Pro - help to pass the driving theory test 

Library Subscriptions

Available in libraries only

Ancestry Library Edition - search census data, vital records, directories, photos and more.  This is available at home until December 2021. Log in to your LION account to access it.

Which - expert testing, reviews and advice.