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Information resources

We've made some changes to the online resources we offer.

The following free resources are recommended or provided by Suffolk Libraries.

Please be aware that you will need your library card and PIN to access some of them.

Available from any Suffolk Library

Access to Research

Millions of academic research papers and journals covering art, architecture, business, engineering, history, languages, politics, philosophy, mathematics and the sciences.


Library version of the popular family history website.

Find My Past

Library edition of the popular ancestry site.

Available from any location

BFI Screen Online

Film and television clips from a vast archive.


Three sites in one, each with age-appropriate material:

British Library Catalogue

Search the full British Library catalogue.

Collins Dictionary, Thesaurus and Translator

The home of living English, with more than 722,000 words, meanings and phrases.

Funding Central

Help with funding for projects and services from a huge range of resources.

Internet Library of Early Journals

Digital library of 18th and 19th century journals.

The John Johnson Collection

Printed primary sources from the 19th and 20th centuries. John Johnson collected printed ephemera from playbills to records of crime and punishment, advertisement posters to maps.


Illustrated encyclopaedia for children.

Suffolk Archives

Interactive catalogue of photographs and documents from Suffolk Record Office.

Suffolk Observatory

Social and economic statistics for Suffolk, including full Census details.

World Digital Library

Historical and international primary resources including books, maps, manuscripts, newspapers, journals, prints and photographs. Available in 7 languages.