Whether you are at primary or secondary school, use the library to find the information you need to do your homework. Our online information service is also available 24/7.
An ideal place to study
Study in a comfortable library environment, surrounded by helpful resources.
You can book and use a computer for one hour every day or take advantage of the free WiFi service on your own device.
Many libraries are open after school and at weekends.
Learn from hundreds of topics and a wide range of GCSE, AS and A Level study and revision guides. If the books you need are not on the shelf in your library use the library catalogue to reserve them, or use the free reference library online.
If you don’t have a library card join online.
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If you have a question and need to contact us, we're available 24/7.
Reference Library Online
The library service subscribes to a wide range of online resources that you can use free of charge with your Essex Libraries card.
You can use many of them from home and they include encyclopaedias, dictionaries, current affairs and historical newspapers.
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Britannica Study Guides
If you are a secondary school student and need help with essay writing, research, presentations, avoiding plagiarism and taking part in debates, the Britannica Study Guides can help you develop those skills. Using Encyclopaedia Britannica articles and specially designed activities you’ll be an expert in no time