Spitfire in flight

Welcome to your 24-hour library.

Everyone can use Derbyshire libraries by visiting one of our network of branch and mobile libraries or by using our online services.

Battle of Britain

It's 75 years since the Battle of Britain when the Royal Air Force defended Britain against the German Luftwaffe. What happened? How did people cope?

You can find out more about the time from our historical resources available free online 24 hours per day. You just need a library card.

  • Newspaper archives from the Times and the Guardian newspapers with contemporary articles and photographs.
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica has video clips and images for adults and children.
  • Dictionaries, companions and guides to military history on Oxford Reference.
  • Find out about intelligence officers, aircraft designers and many others from the Dictionary of National Biography.

Just go to our 24 hour library, follow the instructions to access each different site and enjoy searching!

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