24 hour library

Your Idea Store card gives you free 24 hour access to an exciting range of online services

Books, magazines and newspapers


Download music free and legally with Idea Store Freegal. Discover easy access to millions of songs, including Sony Music's catalogue of legendary artists and music from 28,000 labels, with music originating from over 80 countries.

There is no software to download and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Once downloaded, the track is yours to keep.

Stingray Qello is the only place to watch over 1,500 of the most amazing live moments in music. It is the world's largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand.

To access this exciting range of concerts and documentaries, just visit our RBdigital site and register.

Online courses

Go Citizen

GoCitizen is an online study resource for candidates preparing for the Life in the UK Test or British citizenship test. It is the online version of the latest official study materials licensed from the Home Office.

With hundreds of practise test questions in the same format as the official test and additional interactive learning resources and teaching aids.

Theory Test Pro

Theory Test Pro is a highly realistic online simulation of the UK's driving theory tests for all vehicle categories. It contains all the official test questions licensed from the DSA, with unlimited access to all the official questions in the same format as the official test.

The Great courses

Become a lifelong learner, stream hundreds of videos on subjects ranging from photography to physics, astronomy to art, history to health, and more with Idea Store and The Great Courses. To access The Great Courses, just visit our RBdigital site and register.

Download the Idea Store App

To search the catalogue, renew your loans, place reservations and access online services from your smartphone, download the Idea Store App

Small business information

COBRA offers easy to understand and comprehensive factsheets and guides for anyone thinking about starting a small business or working in one.

Idea Store Online Directory

Search for up-to-date information about health services and local groups, clubs and organisations in Tower Hamlets.

If you provide local services, why not register and get an account that will enable you to be listed on the directory? You will also be able to return and keep your listing up-to-date. This is a free service.