24/7 eLibrary Services

Welcome to the Hounslow e-Library page. These online resources are available 24/7, 365 days a year ! You may need to enter your Library Card number to access some of these resources from home.
Community information can be displayed in the libraries. Here is a policy that outlines the criteria used when deciding what information can be displayed.
 

Explore this section

Comics Plus

• Access thousands of digital graphic novels and comics with Comics Plus using any PC or device with an internet connection. • You will need your library card number and email address to set up your account. If you already have an account for our Zinio magazine collection you do not need to join again. You can use your existing Zinio login details to access Comics Plus. • Items are loaned for one week and can be renewed as many times as you wish. • A ComicsPlus Library Edition app is available (here) for iOS. An Android app is in development. • Parental guidance: graphic novels and comics on ComicsPlus are suitable for under 18s but some material may be more appropriate for young people aged 13+. Age guidance is available for each magazine

Find out more

The British Way of Life

The British Way of Life is a comprehensive resource containing all the basic facts and information needed to help new arrivals understand, and succeed in, British life.

Find out more

Ziptales

Ziptales is a fun on-line resource that uses stories, quizzes and games to make reading a pleasure for children. It includes: - 500 + interactive levelled stories and curriculum aligned English lessons. - Voice overs, animations, videos, follow up comprehension quizzes and much more. - Over 1500 printable worksheets to follow up each story/lesson. - A fun and SAFE online learning environment. - Use in small groups, or individual use at the library AND at home. - Access online anywhere from any device including computer, laptop, iPads, tablets and more.

Find out more

Digital Library Audio & E-Books

24/7 access to e-books and e-audio books. You can now borrow books by using the Hounslow digital library even when your local library is closed.

Find out more

European Newsstream

Search and access information from UK national and regional newspapers, and also European newspapers. Each issue of each newspaper is indexed thoroughly to enable you to find top news stories and also information contained in the various sections of the papers.

Find out more

COOCS – Community Open Learning Courses

COOCs have been developed to help people from all walks of life to share learning and create opportunities for personal development.

Find out more

Free Online Courses

Have you thought about expanding your knowledge by taking some courses? There are several colleges and other website that offer free online courses, certificate programs, some degree programs and education resources.

Find out more

Access to Research

The Access to Research service is a new initiative to give free, walk-in access to a wide range of academic articles and research in public libraries across the UK. *Available from library PCs only.*

Find out more

London Business Portal

London Business Portal offers information and support for people wanting to start their own business and for those who are running a business. Training and networking events are promoted here

Find out more

COBRA

The Complete Business Reference Adviser COBRA is a comprehensive and continually updated online encyclopaedia and reference resource for anyone looking to start a business, write a business or marketing plan, or conduct research into a new market. Relentlessly updated, COBRA provides critical business facts, compliance and trading details covering hundreds of the most common small business trades, sectors and professions.

Find out more

Universal Skills

Universal skills is a guide to help with Universal JobMatch and Universal Credit. It includes information on job hunting from CVs/covering letters to interviews and starting work. There is also help with improving basic IT skills.

Find out more

Digital Unite: Computer & Internet Guides

Getting started with computers and the Internet can be difficult. To help you on your way, here are links to useful guides produced by Digital Unite. Whether you want help with setting up Skype, online shopping or email, there’s something here for you.

Find out more

eBooks & Magazines

Explore Hounslow Libraries eBooks, other eBook resources and online versions of your favourite magazines from Zinio here. You can now download a range of eBooks and magazines from this page.

Find out more

Encyclopedia Britannica Library Edition

Britannica Online Library Edition contains comprehensive content for everyone – from primary, secondary and college students to business professionals and leisurely learners. Extensive and thorough yet intuitive and fast, this powerful collection delivers trustworthy information that library users need.

Find out more

IELTS

Hounslow Libraries is proud to offer library members a new online IELTS preparation course designed by the British Council: Road to IELTS. This service is currently available remotely or via wi-fi in libraries. It will be available on library computers once they have been upgraded.

Find out more

Bookmark Your Library

FABLibraries catalogue: more than 150 UK public library catalogues in one place | Ask a Librarian 24/7 Online Enquiry Service | Find a library - find a library near you | Links to advice on benefits, finance, health and work | All at: www.BookmarkYourLibrary.org.uk

Find out more

Start searching for family history records online

A free service provided by your library. Find your long lost relatives... (Available from all Hounslow Libraries computers)

Find out more

Authoritative online resources from OUP

Definitive reference works including: The Oxford English Dictionary, Who's Who, Foreign Language Dictionaries, and the Dictionary of National Biography.

Find out more

Coursera - Education for Everyone

Courses available online from top American & British Universities and all FREE. Learn, Interact, Achieve. Take the World's Best Courses, Online, For Free.

Find out more

Life in Great Britain - citizenship course

Prepare for your Citizenship test with this free study resource or just browse for help with your school or college work.

Find out more

Driving Theory Test - Learn & Practice

Theory Test Pro is a highly realistic online simulation of the UK's driving theory test. It contains the entire official test question bank, hazard perception video clips and an online version of the Highway Code.

Find out more

Hounslow Libraries Online Catalogue

Check your personal records, search the catalogue, renew items or make reservations.

Find out more

If you haven't found what you are looking for please visit the following websites: