Online services at our libraries

Some services, like those listed on this page, are only available via the computers at our library branches. They are not available to access at home. 

For more information, please ask our library staff for more details. 

Research materials

You can access a wide range of published academic research covering a number of subjects, including medicine, art, history and the sciences. 

Materials can only be used for specific purposes, so please read the terms and conditions carefully.

Research your family history

Ancestry library edition

You can use Ancestry for free in libraries to research your family history.

Find My Past

You can now research parts of your family history for free on Find My Past at the North Somerset Studies Library.


The Which? website allows you to read product reviews in full before you buy. You can access the Which? website by asking a member of library staff to log you on.

This resource is only available on library computers and not through library Wi-Fi. It can only be accessed during staffed hours.

BFI Replay

60 years of screen stories, digitised and preserved for you. 

BFI Replay is a free video on demand service with thousands of digitised videos and television programmes. These are sourced from the collections of the BFI National Archive and the UK Regions and Nations Film Archives. 

Free online learning