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.
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.
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.
Local resources for Medway residents
The place to visit for anyone interested in researching the history, geography and people of Medway.