Free journals, databases and ebooks

Courtyard closures

As part of the Library's Vision 2020 redevelopment work, the Family History & Newspapers and Arts reading rooms will be closed from Friday 24 August to Thursday 20 September.

During this time, collection material, equipment and desks in these rooms will be unavailable. In many cases, alternative online or onsite access is available. For full details, see our research guide.

The reading rooms will reopen on Friday 21 September in beautiful new spaces in the Library's redeveloped eastern galleries.

Free eresources

Our Victorian Library members enjoy free online access to our extensive range of subscription ejournals, databases, ebooks and other eresources. Chill out to music from Naxos, download an ebook, read today's newspaper or explore Gale NewsVault's 400 years of news stories from yesteryear. You can also find that all-important journal article on JSTOR or browse the American Vogue Archive.

Browse by subject area or go to our full listing of A–Z Databases.

Become a Library member for free – register online and receive free access to our eresources from home (terms and conditions of use apply).

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Choose a subject area to explore our databases, magazine and newspaper archives and ebooks or go directly to our full listing of A-Z Databases.

Looking for a particular ejournal? Use the eJournals A-Z listing to find ejournals and newspapers included in our databases. Alternatively, use the Library catalogue to find all of our eresources, including ebooks.