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About Remote Eresources

Remote Eresources allows registered Reader Pass holders, with a valid photographic pass, to access remote electronic resources normally only available in the British Library's reading rooms.

This service provides access to a small number of our electronic resources. These resources are made available subject to conditions:

  • The British Library does not guarantee the availability of this service.
  • UK copyright and intellectual property law applies and additionally the publishers of these resources may have stipulated further conditions which will be available from links adjacent to the resource listing.

If you breach these conditions your Reader Pass will be suspended, or cancelled; the rights owner might also seek legal sanctions.

Resources available

  • Biblioboard
  • British Online Archives all collections including:
    • BBC Handbooks and Listener Research
    • Colonial and Missionary records
    • Communist Party of Great Britain
    • Political History
  • Credo Reference
  • The following Readex collections:
    • African American Newspapers Series 1, 1827-1998
    • Caribbean Newspapers 1718-1876
    • Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans 1639-1800
    • Early American Newspapers, Series 1
    • Foreign Broadcast Information Service 1974-1996
    • Latin American Newspapers Series 1, 1805-1922
    • US Congressional Serial Set
    • World newspaper Archive: African Newspapers, 1800-1922

Technical compatibility


Remote Eresources has been tested with the browsers listed below, it may work with with others but its functionality cannot be guaranteed. Where the service is acting as a portal to a publisher's web site, that site may cite a preferred browser:

  • Internet Explorer version 7 or above
  • Firefox version 3.5 or above
  • Safari version 4.0 or above
  • Google Chrome
  • Opera version 9.6.0 or above.

NB: There may be some functionality or display issues with some browsers.


Remote Eresources requires JavaScript. See instructions for enabling JavaScript in principal browsers.


For comments about this service: Feedback form

For enquiries about British Library resources: British Library Reference Team