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Britannica Online Library Edition

Britannica Online Library

Britannica Online Student

Britannica online Student

Britannica Online Junior

Britannica Online Junior

Who Next...? Who Next...?

When children ask: “Who can I read next?” or “Who writes like my favorite author?”, the answers are here in 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 Else Writes Like...? Who Else Writes Like...?

Answers the perennial question "I've read all the books by my favourite authors, who shall I read next?"

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Digital Reference Library

Available in the Library and at home

Darlington Library members can enjoy the benefits of FREE access to the following online Information sources from home even when the libraries are closed.

To use a resource, click on the icon and at the 'Library Card Login' type your 10 digit number from your Library card, into the box

Library membership is free

Driving Theory Test Driving Theory Test

Theory Test Pro in partnership with Darlington Library

Unlimited access to all the official test questions from the DVSA.


  • Online version of the Highway Code
  • Realistic hazard perception video simulations
  • Access to test banks for car, motorcycle, passenger carrying vehicle and heavy goods vehicle catagories
  • Machine translation in over 40 different languages
  • Speech-enabled tests, so you can listen to questions


Local History Resources Local History Resources

Darlington Centre for Local Studies Resources

See some of the local history resources that are available in the Darlington Centre for Local Studies at Crown Street Library

Transparent Language Online Transparent Language Online



Use your library card to sign up to Transparent Language Online and start learning a new language online today. From Afrikaans to Zulu, choose from over a hundred languages to improve your language skills for business or pleasure.

Newsbank Newsbank


NewsBank holds current and archive editions of all UK national and regional newspapers and selected business journals.

Artistworks Artistworks

Use your library card to get FREE, online music & art lessons with our new service Artistworks For Libraries

Artistworks For Libraries courtesy of The Corner Bequest.

Road to IELTS Road to IELTS

International English Language Testing System - preparation and practice

Reading, writing, speaking and listening to English, includes test questions

Universal Skills Universal Skills

Universal Skills



An easy to use step by step guide to:

Universal Jobmatch, Employability and Job Skills and Universal Credit.

Also help with Basic Computer Skills, CV Writing, Interview Techniques and much more...

Oxford Art online Oxford Art online

Oxford Art onlineThe authority on all aspects of the visual art from prehistory to the present day.

Oxford Music online Oxford Music online

Oxford music onlineCharts the history and culture of music and musicians from around the world.

Oxford English Dictionary Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford English dictionary

The definitive record of the English language.

Oxford reference Oxford reference

Oxford reference

A vast collection of subject dictionaries and encyclopedias offering millions of facts and definitions

Oxford Dictionaries - Premium Oxford Dictionaries - Premium

A one stop resource for practical help with using today’s English in work, studies, school and leisure.

Oxford DNB Oxford DNB

Dictionary of National Biography

The people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond.

British Citizenship British Citizenship

An online study resource for candidates preparing for the Life in the UK test or British citizenship test.

Digital Reference Library

Available within Darlington Libraries only

Academic Journals Academic Journals

Discover a world of published academic research at your local library.

Product reviews and expert advice Product reviews and expert advice

Which? Online

Compare reviews with impartial and expert advice on 1000's of tested products with Which? Online

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Available on PCs in the Centre for Local Studies Available on PCs in the Centre for Local Studies



Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular online genealogy resource to your library.


Find My Past

Trace your ancestry and build a family tree by researching extensive birth records, census data, obituaries and more with Findmypast.



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