Your stay at home library of things to do

Visit your stay at home library for learning resources and fun ideas for everyone.

Stay At Home Library


Our library members can access online eResources free of charge. To access these services, click on any of the links below and then enter all of the characters on your library card omitting any spaces (any letters on the card should be typed in upper case).

  • BorrowBox - download eBooks and eAudiobooks for free with no charges to renew and reserve, and no overdue fines
  • COBRA (Complete Business Reference Advisor) - search COBRA to explore business sectors, find business support, events and legal information
  • Go Citizen - prepare for your British Citizenship test using this self study course (includes mock tests)
  • Kanopy - free film streaming service including classic cinema, world cinema, indie film, and top documentaries
  • Press Reader - free access to the most popular newspapers and magazines from the UK and internationally
  • Overdrive - read a wide range of free eMagazines including New Scientist, Diva, Gardeners’ World, Marie Claire and The Economist. Download the Libby app to access them on your mobile device
  • Theory Test Pro - online simulation of the UK's driving theory test, containing official test questions and hazard perception video clips

Family history resources

  • Ancestry library edition - offers free access to key records for family research. To access it, log in to your Southwark Libraries account and then follow the link that appears on our catalogue homepage 
  • Find my past - a searchable online archive of over 10 billion records, covering everything from parish and school records to migration and military collections from across the globe. Also includes access to the 1939 Register and the British Newspaper Archive. To access it, log in to your Southwark Libraries account and then use the log-in details that appear on our catalogue homepage 

Page last updated: 29 April 2021

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