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24/7 Online library

Using our online library

You can enjoy our online library services free of charge any time, anywhere, from any PC or online device. All you need is your Walsall library card or eLibraryCard number, plus your PIN. If you don't have a Walsall library card, it's easy to get an eLibrary card.

How to borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines

Find out how to access eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines free from your library.

Study resources

Go Citizen

GoCitizen is an online study resource for people preparing for the Life in the UK test or British citizenship test.

Theory Test Pro

Theory Test Pro has lots of sample tests for you to try when you're practicing for the driving theory test.

Online resources you can use in our libraries

You can use the following resources on library PCs only.

Access to research

Access to research gives you free access to over 10 million academic articles, including many of the world’s best academic papers, from leading publishers who have made their journal content available free of charge.

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition is a useful source of UK and international resources to help you research your family tree. You can use in the library.

It includes:

  • census returns 1841-1911 for England, Wales, Scotland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
  • indexes to births, marriages and deaths in England and Wales 1837-2005
  • First World War service records, pension records and medal rolls
  • lists of ships’ passengers arriving in the UK 1890-1960
  • indexes to wills 1861-1941

Find My Past

Find My Past has a wealth of family history records, including:

  • the 1921 census for England and Wales
  • overseas indexes to births, marriages and deaths 1961-1994
  • lists of ships’ passengers leaving the UK 1890-1960

Which? Extra

Which? Extra has up-to-date Which? reports, plus a two-year archive. It's only available in libraries that receive Which? reports. You will need a username and password before you can login, so ask staff for details.