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Contact Us
Email
Email us at library@southend.gov.uk

Telephone
To renew your books by phone, please call 01702 215011. You will need the number on your library card to use this service.

Postal Address
The Library
The Forum Southend on Sea
Elmer Square
Southend on Sea
SS1 1NS

News and Events
Latest Events
Latest EventsThere's a whole range of exciting events coming up at The Forum.
E-learning
Need to learn or learning just for fun?
Go CitizenAn online study resource for candidates preparing for the Life in the UK test or British citizenship test.
Transparent Language OnlineTransparent Language Online has over 80 free language courses.
Learn My Way We make getting online easy.
Universal ClassLearn something new today! Over 500 online non-credit Continuing Education Courses
Theory Test ProOnline simulation of the UK driving theory test
Online Library

We subscribe to a number of online databases for use by our customers. To use them you will need to type in your library ticket number.

Dictionaries & Encyclopaedias
Encyclopaedia Britannica
Encyclopaedia Britannica
The online edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Remote access to Britannica Online is restricted to public library staff and members for personal use only. Access for institutional or other non-personal use is not permitted.
Britannica Student
Britannica Student
The online edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Remote access to Britannica Online is restricted to public library staff and members for personal use only. Access for institutional or other non-personal use is not permitted.
Oxford English Dictionary
Oxford English Dictionary
The fully updated online edition of the multi-volume Oxford English Dictionary.
Oxford Dictionaries
Oxford Dictionaries A combination of a dictionary, thesaurus and grammar resource. Now includes French, German, Italian and Spanish dictionaries.
E-audio
One Click Digital
One Click Digital
OneClickdigital provides access to more than 4000 always available audiobook titles published by Recorded Books.
General Reference
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles.
Oxford Reference Online
Oxford Reference Online
A wide ranging collection of reference works from literature to science, encyclopaedias and bilingual dictionaries.
Who
Who's Who & Who Was Who
The 2014 online edition of Who's Who and Who Was Who.
Newspapers & Magazines
EBSCO MasterFile
EBSCO MasterFile
An electronic database of thousands of magazines. Articles are either available in full text or as an abstract.
Newsbank
Newsbank
Full text newspaper articles from national and Essex newspapers.
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