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e-Reference: Free Online Reference Sources 

Below is a list of FREE online Reference Sources available to members of Kildare County Library service

You will be asked for your library card number to use these services.

If you are not a member of Kildare Library and Arts Service see Membership on how to join. If you have lost your ticket, contact your local branch.

To access these eReference sources please click on the links:


Britannica Encyclopaedia

Britannica Adult Britannica Library
- Age 18+
Britannica Student

Britannica Library

- Age 12 - 18

Britannica Junior Britannica Library
– Age 5 - 11


Oxford Dictionaries/Quick Reference - Access is available from home (or anywhere with Internet access!) to our members

Oxford Dictionaries Oxford Dictionaries
Oxford Quick Reference Oxford Quick Reference
Oxford DNB Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

The following free online resources are available on computers in the library only.
To access these resources you should go to on a public access computer in one of our branch libraries look for link Information Services and proceed from there.


 Irish Times Logo Irish Times Archive - exact reproductions of all articles published by the Irish Times since 1859
 Ordance Survey Logo Ordnance Survey Ireland - archive of historic Ordnance Survey Maps and Lewis' Topographical Dictionary
 Griffiths Valuation riffiths Valuation - The primary genealogical source for 19th century Ireland
 JSTOR logo JSTOR - Academic irish journals in arts, humanities and science from the 1700s to the present