Very Short Introductions in UK Public Libraries

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Discover Very Short Introductions with your library card

Very Short Introductions are the perfect way to become an expert in a new subject, fast. With this online resource, you can search across several titles at once, consider study options, embark on a new topic, or revise a topic with ease.

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

     Twentieth-Century Britain     British Politics    Drugs     Contemporary Art      History

     Management     Mathematics     Nutrition     The Earth     Planets

Does my library have access?

You can check to see if you have access to Very Short Introductions online through your local library by downloading this spread sheet and finding your library authority in the list.

What else can I access from Oxford University Press?

The majority of public libraries in the UK 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, and visit the hub, A Library in Your Living Room, to find out more about the online resources available via public libraries.

For librarians

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