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Public Libraries

If you have a public library card, you have a world of free digital and audio books at your fingertips. Two main apps allow you to log in and borrow a digital copy of your favourite novel, magazine, audiobook or even graphic novel!  

Libby (download to your phone or tablet; register with your library card and enjoy!)

RB Digital (London Library Consortium) 




Online Libraries

Many national libraries give access to their catalogues for free and allow you to view most of their collection online.

Other platforms give free access to copyright free collections. 

Here is a non exhaustive list.

The Digital Transgender Archive (an online hub for digitized historical materials, born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings throughout the world.)

The British Library - for direct access to their LGBT collection click here

The Open Library (The ultimate goal of the Open Library is to make all the published works of humankind available to everyone in the world.)

The Bodleian Library (access to archived websites, organised by topic - a gold mine!)

The National Library of Scotland

The National Library of Wales

Audio Books and Oral History

The Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony

Librivox - free public domain audiobooks, read by volunteers