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The following free resources are recommended or provided by Suffolk Libraries.
Unless otherwise stated, they are available from any location. Please be aware that you will need your library card and PIN to access some of them.
Genealogy and history
Library version of the popular family history website. Only available to use in a library.
Library edition of the popular ancestry site. Only available to use in a library.
Digital library of 18th and 19th century journals.
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.
Historical and international primary resources including books, maps, manuscripts, newspapers, journals, prints and photographs. Available in 7 languages.
Colourful, interactive and age-appropriate version of the popular online encyclopaedia.
Edition of the popular encyclopaedia aimed at older children and young teens, featuring topical articles, images and videos, biographies and primary sources across a range of topics.
Illustrated encyclopaedia for children.
Millions of academic research papers and journals covering art, architecture, business, engineering, history, languages, politics, philosophy, mathematics and the sciences.
Biographies, articles, primary sources and much more on a range of topics.
Search the full British Library catalogue.
The home of living English, with more than 722,000 words, meanings and phrases.
Film and media
Film and television clips from a vast archive.
Local studies and data
Interactive catalogue of photographs and documents from Suffolk Record Office.
Social and economic statistics for Suffolk, including full Census details.
Citizens and consumers
Help with funding for projects and services from a huge range of resources.
The following libraries subscribe to Which?. You can view hard copies of the magazine or ask staff to log you in to the Which? website.
- Aldeburgh Library
- Beccles Library
- Brandon Library
- Broomhill Library
- Bungay Library
- Bury St Edmunds Library - also has Which? Travel
- Chantry Library
- Eye Library
- Felixstowe Library
- Gainsborough Community Library
- Hadleigh Library
- Halesworth Library
- Haverhill Library
- Ipswich County Library - also has Which? Travel
- Leiston Library
- Lowestoft Library
- Mildenhall Library
- Newmarket Library
- Rosehill Library
- Saxmundham Library
- Southwold Library
- Stowmarket Library
- Sudbury Library
- Wickham Market Library
- Woodbridge Library