Tag Archives: Online Resources

Hammersmith Means Business

Francis Serjeant , our Tri-Borough Reference Librarian, has opened the eyes of Hammersmith & Fulham residents to the potential of local libraries helping local businesses… “The “Hammersmith Means Business” event, which took place on Thursday 17th March, was organised to bring local businesses and … Continue reading

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Family history and Hammersmith Library

On Tuesday the 19th of January I was joined by a very of enthusiastic group of genealogists. They wanted to delve further into their family’s pasts and I was just as determined to show them how they could do so … Continue reading

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(Advanced) Searching the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Warning! searching our online resource the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (DNB) can be addictive as, to quote the popular phrase, “all human life is here”. Most people use this dictionary to search for a specific individual. However you may … Continue reading

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Book Prize round up

Have you seen our Book Awards page? We’ve gathered all the contenders and winners of the UK’s most popular literary awards in one place! So if you’re keen to read a whole shortlist, want to know what all the fuss … Continue reading

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Fulham Library is getting a makeover!

As part of the refurbishment of Fulham Library, the reference library is getting a much-needed makeover. As a listed building, the original fixtures and fittings will stay, but a splosh of paint and some new carpet will give a much … Continue reading

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Feeling Clever? Quiz Yourself at Encyclopaedia Britannica

This month we laughed at politicians getting names wrong or being scared to do their times tables on air. What about us? How do we stack up? One fun way of testing ourselves is by taking on one of these … Continue reading

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Happy National Libraries Day!

Today, 7 February is National Libraries Day – are you coming to the library today? We’d love to see you. If you haven’t been to the library for a while, pick your nearest one and come and find out what … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Our Digital Library is open even when the library buildings are closed – you can search the catalogue, reserve and renew books, download e-books and e-audiobooks and use our great online reference library to help you solve those fiendish Christmas and New Year quizzes! Continue reading

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The Great War and your ancestors

2014 marks 100 years since the outbreak of World War I. This centenary anniversary has made remembrance even more poignant. Remembrance Sunday in November helped mark the event which brought an end to this conflict. There is more we can do … Continue reading

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Access to Research – in your local library

‘Accessibility, sustainability, excellence: how to expand access to research publications’. There’s a snazzy title for a document that I’m sure all of you have pored over. Or maybe you know it better as the Finch Report. Or maybe you don’t know it at … Continue reading

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