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New digital technology for Walsall Libraries as part of borough-wide improvements

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Libraries in Walsall have been future-proofed thanks to investment in their digital infrastructure.   

Lichfield Street Hub Library exterior

The borough’s seven libraries, mobile library and archives service have been updated, thanks to a £202,349 grant from the Arts Council England Libraries Improvement Fund. 

Improvements have included various furniture pieces that create flexible work and study spaces, as well as new tables and chairs for children’s groups and activities. All libraries have also been installed with wireless cloud printing which enables residents to print from their own devices whilst in any of the borough’s libraries.  

“ These improvements offer residents a better user experience, create flexible work and study spaces, and help combat digital exclusion across the borough.

“Libraries are at the heart of communities, and I am proud that this investment will help future proof our services and improve access to IT facilities for our residents “

Councillor Garry Perry, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Resilient Communities at Walsall Council

For more information about Walsall Libraries, visit   

Notes to editors:   

The Libraries Improvement Fund 

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) funds The Libraries Improvement Fund (LIF), which is administered by Arts Council England. 


Walsall Libraries 

Walsall’s seven libraries are: 

  • Aldridge Community Library 

  • Bloxwich Community Library 

  • Brownhills Community Library 

  • Darlaston Community Library 

  • Lichfield Street Hub (Walsall Archives)

  • Streetly Community Library 

  • Willenhall Community Library 


The Mobile Library service timetable can be found here:  

Walsall Library members can access over 8,000 bestselling eAudiobooks and eBooks and a wide range of national magazines or daily or Sunday papers free of charge through the BorrowBox and PressReader apps. 

Those with Walsall Library memberships also have access to a number of free digital services. These include Ancestry Library Edition and Find My Past, Access to Research, the Go Citizen study resource, sample driving exams on Theory Test Pro, and Which? Extra, detailing the latest reports for consumers. 

To find out more about Walsall’s 24/7 online library services, visit: 



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