Very Short Introductions in UK Public Libraries

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Read Very Short Introductions online with your library card

The Very Short Introductions online resource provides the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. You can search across several titles at once, consider study options, embark on a new topic, or revise a particular subject.

Many public libraries in the UK and Ireland give you access to ten Very Short Introductions digital eBooks for free. Simply log in with your library card and click on the books below to start reading.

Does my library have access? Check by downloading this spread sheet.


         Twentieth-Century Britain         British Politics         Drugs         Contemporary Art         History

         Management         Mathematics         Nutrition         The Earth         Planets

What else can I access from Oxford University Press?

90% of all UK Public Libraries have access to the Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford Dictionaries, Oxford Reference, and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Find out what your library has access to by downloading this spread sheet or visit our public libraries hub, A Library in Your Living Room, to find out more.

For librarians

For help promoting Very Short Introductions, visit A Library in Your Living Room, our public libraries hub, or contact us. To set up your access, or for any technical issues or queries, please contact our Customer Services team.