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Virtual Library
Our Free virtual library contains hundreds of information and reference books, maps, illustrations and interesting facts, great for general interest, homework and study.
Online reference
Oxford Reference Online
Oxford Reference Online
Search across 175 dictionaries and reference books.
Oxford English Dictionary
Oxford English Dictionary
Click through to the easy to search, comprehensive, dictionary.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Over 50,000 biographies of key people born or linked to Great Britain.
Encyclopaedias
Encyclopaedia Britannica (Library Edition)
Encyclopaedia Britannica (Library Edition) Encyclopaedia Britannica Online - the world's best known encyclopaedia. Ages 18 .
Britannica Junior Edition
Britannica Junior Edition
Britannica Junior - for ages 5-11.
Britannica Student Edition
Britannica Student Edition
Britannica Student - for ages 12-18.
Family history
Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com
Only available in libraries. An extensive assortment of family history and genealogy resources.
Newspaper and magazines
Times Digital Archives
Times Digital Archives
The full content of the Times Newspaper from 1785 to 1985 in facsimile. A remarkable source of information for social and political history.
The John Johnson Collection
The John Johnson Collection
This collection provides access to thousands of items selected from the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, offering unique insights into the changing nature of everyday life in Britain in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Categories include Nineteenth-Century Entertainment, the Booktrade, Popular Prints, Crimes, Murders and Executions, and Advertising.
UK Newsstand
UK Newsstand
UK Newsstand, online newspaper resource - all newspapers fully indexed.
Illustrated London News Historical Archive
Illustrated London News Historical Archive
The Illustrated London News Historical Archive gives students and researchers unprecedented online access to the entire run of the ILN from its first publication on 14 May 1842 to its last in 2003. Each page has been digitally reproduced in full colour and every article and caption is full-text searchable with hit-term highlighting and links to corresponding illustrations. Facsimilies of articles and illustrations can be viewed, printed and saved either individually or in the context of the page in which they appear.
Business Resources
Business Resources
There is a free business information service based at Chatham Community Hub. This service is for people at all stages of business development, from starting up a business to expanding it.
Complete Business Reference Advisor (COBRA), The Economist online and Which? are available to access at Chatham Community Hub free of charge. They are not available from computers outside of Chatham library.
For further information on Medway Libraries' business information service please call 01634 337799.

Medway resources
Local resources for Medway residents
Archives & local studies centre The place to visit for anyone interested in researching the history, geography and people of Medway.
Library links A subject guide to the internet - links to websites that have been quality checked by a Medway librarian.
CityArk CityArk is the online catalogue of the Medway Council Archives Service.
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Contact us
Email
Send us an email at chatham.library@medway.gov.uk.

Telephone:
01634 337799

Postal Address
Chatham Library,
Gun Wharf
Dock Road
Chatham
Kent ME4 4TX