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Online reference

Online reference

Accessing online reference material

We offer free online access for library members to the online resources below. If you are using a library computer you will have automatic access. If you access the site use your library card number to access the service.

  • Ancestry Online website - is a family history website with access to census records, births, marriages and deaths records, and much more. Available at Wokingham, Woodley and Lower Earley libraries. You must be at the library to use this website.
  • Universal Skills website - gives information and advice on registering for Universal Credit, the necessary steps for job-seeking, and useful skills, such as preparing for interviews. Use your library card number to access from home or in the library.
  • Access to Research website - gives access to publicly-funded academic research, e-Journals, and conference papers. Available at Wokingham, Woodley, Lower Earley, Spencers Wood, Twyford, Wargrave and Finchampstead libraries. You must be at the library to use this website.

Which? magazine

Which? magazine is the online version of the consumer magazine, with up-to-date product tests and reviews. Our subscription also allows access to Which? Local and Which? Trusted Traders, giving over 125,000 reviews for a range of local businesses. There's also an archive of all Which? magazine reports since January 2005. You can access Which Online at any of our libraries. Ask a member of staff if you want to use it.

More information

Expand the 'Useful websites' box, below, for a list of useful websites, covering law, health, finance and many other topics.






Education and careers

Home and family


Information resources

Telephone directories

  • Phone Book website – online version of the phone book - you can search for an individual or a business
  • Yellow Pages website – online yellow pages - find contact details for businesses in a particular area
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