ComicsPlus is an online streamed service offering a wide range of unabridged Comics and Graphic Novels.
The service offers unlimited simultaneous 24/7 access to over 19,000 titles from 93 publishers, with content to suit all ages including Manga titles.
Learn My Way offers courses on a wide range of digital skills. For complete beginners, the Getting Started and Online Basics courses cover learning how to use a mouse and keyboard, using email, finding online information, staying safe online and using public services online. Learners may also do a more advanced course on using health information online. Use the centre code 3454560 when you create a Learn My Way account.
Provides hours of recordings across all musical genres. Search the whole collection or component parts: Jazz Music Library, Contemporary World Music, Classical Music Library, American Song and the Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries. Also features selected free downloads, record covers, liner notes, biographies, and related materials.
One of the world's most authoritative reference works. Provides information on Art, History, Geography, Science and many other subjects, supplemented by links to magazine articles and websites. It's also a good source of related illustrations and video content.
Library members can access a choice of three age-specific sections: Junior, Student or Adult.
Browse the Manchester Evening News 1868-1917, Manchester Courier 1825-1916, Manchester Mercury 1752-1830 and Manchester Times 1828-1900 and many other Lancashire newspapers by registering with your own email address. Only available in Manchester City Council libraries.
Is a rich series of records which give details about how Manchester ancestors lived, particularly in the Victorian period. It includes apprenticeship records, private cemetery records, industrial school records, prison registers, school admission registers and workhouse records.
The burial registers of Manchester General Cemetery, Harpurhey; Southern Cemetery, Philips Park Cemetery, Gorton Cemetery, Blackley Cemetery and Blackley Crematorium are available on-line. Free access to this service is available in the Manchester Room at City Library. Please ask staff to log you on.
The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland is an ultimate reference work on family names of the UK, covering English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, and immigrant surnames. It includes every surname with more than 100 bearers, or more than 20 bearers in the 1881 census.
Each records includes the different spellings of the name, an explanation of its origins and how the meanings have changed throughout history, lists of early bearers showing evidence for how it formed and continued down to the 19th century, geographical distribution.