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Libraries update:

Like many other council services, Essex County Council has begun a phased approach to re-open libraries in line with government guidelines. Initially, sixteen sites are open from Monday 6 July 2020.

Find out more in our news story. Frequently asked questions.

Art, literature and music

Discovering Literature: Romantics and Victorians

A wealth of the British Library's greatest literary treasures, including original manuscripts, first editions and rare illustrations plus a rich variety of contextual material.

Naxos Music Library

Information about music and musicians with the opportunity to listen online to excerpts or complete works.

Oxford Art Online

Includes Grove Art Online, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists and other reference works with many images.

Oxford Music Online

Brings together the Grove Dictionary of Music and other titles to give a wide coverage of all music genres and history.

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