Encyclopædia Britannica: your reputation precedes you

There are some reputations that are deserved in this world. When I say Britannica everyone tends to sit up straighter in their chairs. We librarians respect scholarly excellence and want to provide trustworthy information to you - so we have made sure you can access not only the print version of this resource but its magnificent electronic versions too!

  • Britannica Library Kids: Aimed at primary school kids. Lots of pictures, video and articles that can be read aloud.  Stegosaurus is "Animal of the day"!
  • Britannica Library Teens: Great for homework with plenty of interactivity that will keep them entertained as they learn.  Eero Saarinen is "Biography of the day". You don't know who he is? That would make two of us. Thank heavens for Britannica!
  • Britannica Library Adults: For the grown ups. Covers every subject known to (wo)man and a few others besides. If you think life is depressing at the moment then use the "Country Comparison" to compare New Zealand to Somalia. Their life expectancy for women is 51! Eeek!

The library has a multitude of online resources for you to access in libraries or from home  24/7 all you need is your library card number and password/PIN.

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