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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.

eBooks and eAudiobooks 


A wide range of eBooks and eAudiobooks, ideal for mobile phones and tablets - and all in one simple app you can download:

  • For apple devices: Just visit the iTunes App store and search for ‘BorrowBox’. It will appear as ‘BorrowBox library’
  • For android devices: Search for ‘BorrowBox’ in the Google Play store.

Just install the free app, and start to type 'Walsall' in the ‘library’ box. It will come up with ‘Walsall library service’. Then you just log in with your library card or eLibraryCard number and PIN – and you’re in!

eNewspapers, eMagazines and eComics


Over 7,000 publications in 60 languages. Read newspapers and magazines online, or download to read offline for 30 days on your device. Have your daily or Sunday paper delivered directly to your device each morning - all free of charge.

Libby by OverDrive

We have even more magazines you can view at Libby or download the Libby App for Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire. You can get eMagazines, eComics and eAudiobooks all on the same App.

Study resources

Access to research

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

Go Citizen

Online study resource for people preparing for the Life in the UK test or British citizenship test. View GoCitizen

Theory Test Pro

Practice for the driving theory test, with lots of sample tests for you to try. View Theory Test Pro

For use on library PCs only

Ancestry Library Edition 

A very useful source of UK and international resources to help you research your family tree.

Ancestry 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; 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. You can view Ancestry Library Edition in the library.

Find My Past

​A wealth of family history records, including: the 1911 census for England & Wales; overseas indexes to births, marriages and deaths 1961-1994; lists of ships’ passengers leaving the UK 1890-1960. View Find My Past


Up-to-date Which? reports, plus a two-year archive. Only available in libraries which receive Which? reports. You will need a username and password before you can login, so ask staff for details. View Which? extra

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