Free access to the latest and most up to date information available!

Most eResources are available both from Hampshire Libraries or from your own computer using your library card number to log in.
You may be prompted to enter your Hampshire library card number when accessing the different eResources.

Some eResources are only licensed for use in libraries and some are restricted to specific libraries - please check the 'Available in libraries' tab for details."


  • GoCitizen - preparing for the Life in the UK test or British citizenship test
  • Citizens Advice Notes Service (Available in libraries)
  • Which? Online (Available in libraries)


Books and Literature

Business and Law


Driving Theory Test


Family and Local History




  • Latitude Ordnance Survey Mapping  (Available in libraries)


Newspapers & magazines


eResources only available in libraries

Please check details - not all eResources are available in all libraries.


Where available


Access to research All libraries  
Ancestry All libraries  
British Newspaper Archive All libraries - 25 concurrent users You need to register on the website with a valid email address
Encyclopaedia Britannica  
Find My Past- All libraries  
Latitude Ordnance Survey Mapping Winchester Discovery Centre
Fleet Library
Charges apply.
You may need to book an appointment.
Please ask for more information
ShipIndex Gosport Discovery Centre. Ask staff to log on
National Talking Newspapers & Magazines All libraries Ask staff to log on
Which? Online All libraries Ask staff to log on

About eResources

What does it cost?

Most eResources are free to use - we pay so you don't have to!
Printing charges apply when using printers in Libraries and Discovery Centres

Staff research time

  • £30 an hour (first half hour free

Why do I need to login?

The library eResources are generally premium databases for which we pay a subscription fee. The terms of subscription normally specify that they be made available to library members or personal visitors to the library only.

Do copyright restrictions apply to eResources?

Yes. Most sites will have a link to a legal notices or similar page which should give you more information about such restrictions.
Usually it won't be permissible to make multiple copies of extracts or use any copies for commercial purposes.

I can't log-in to the eBook service

If you have recently joined the library your details may not yet have been passed to OverDrive, the library software supplier - this can take up to five working days.

I can't download my eBooks

The eBook provider OverDrive has their own extensive support page which should be able to help.

Why aren't eBooks available for Kindle?

Amazon Kindle is not a supported device in UK libraries. This is due to different Digital Rights Management requirements by publishers of eBooks which are sold to libraries and other download providers.