Online reference library

We have a range of online resources available to help you with your homework or research. You can use all of these at your local library, and you can also use some of them from home. Some websites will ask you to log in with your membership number – this is the number on your library card.

Click on the headings below to find out more about each online resource and how to use them. 

Access to Research

The Access to Research service is a new initiative to give free, walk-in access to a wide range of academic articles and research in public libraries across the UK. Subjects include art, architecture, business, engineering, history, languages, politics, philosophy, mathematics and the sciences. You can use this service free in any Denbighshire library.

Access to Research

Learn my way (free online courses)

Learn My Way is a website of free online courses for beginners, helping you develop digital skills to make the most of the online world. Learn how to use the internet with these free courses on using a computer, browsing the web, sending an email and finding work online.

Visit the Learn My Way website

Oxford Reference

A comprehensive online resource containing dictionaries and reference material on subjects including history, languages, medicine, literature, art, architecture, food and drink, politics, social science and more.

Oxford Reference

BFI Screenonline

An online encyclopaedia of British film and television, with video clips, interviews, articles, stills and posters.

BFI Screenonline

Ancestry (library edition)

Search thousands of documents online such as census, parish, military, birth, marriage and death records, to help you trace your family tree. You can use this service for free in any Denbighshire library.

Ancestry: library edition 

Who Else Writes Like...?

Use this website to discover new authors whose work is similar to authors you already like.

Who Else Writes Like...?           

Who Next?

When children ask 'Who can I read next?' or 'Who writes like my favourite author?' the answers are here on 'Who Next?'  Writers of children's fiction are listed with suggestions of other authors who write in a similar way, together with key book and series titles.

Who Next?  

If you are a member of the library, you can download e-magazines for free.  You can download e-magazines via the internet, but to read them offline you will need to download the RBdigital Magazines app to your PC or device.

Find out more about e-magazines
National Library of Wales e-resources
As a Denbighshire library member, you can get free remote access to all the National Library's electronic resources provided through Shibboleth, as long as you live in Wales and have a Welsh postcode.  Apply for a reader's ticket here.

National Library of Wales
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. All this material is licensed from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), the people who set the tests. Access to Theory Test Pro is completely free for residents who call in to any library in Denbighshire. Members of Denbighshire Libraries can also access Theory Test Pro from outside the libraries using their library card number.

How to sign up for Theory Test Pro

When you first use Theory Test Pro, you will need to register with your name, email address and password. There is no charge for this. This information allows Theory Test Pro to save your test scores so you can follow your progress as you practise for the test.

If you sign up from home or anywhere else outside of the library, you will also need a valid library card number. If you’re not already a member of the library you can join here.

Click here to sign up for Theory Test Pro


Contemporary and archived newspapers from Wales and the UK. Free access as long as you live in Wales and have a Welsh postcode – please create your account here.

Newspapers - Libraries Wales