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 eLibraryCard here.
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!
We have even more eAudiobooks for you at https://walsall.rbdigitalglobal.com/home - or download the RBDigital App for Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire. You can get eMagazines, eComics and eAudiobooks all on the same app.
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.
Download full digital copies of more than 60 current, top-selling magazines – from the Radio Times, New Scientist and Economist to Autocar, Woman and Hello – all free of charge.
You can even have your magazines checked out automatically when new issues come out.
You can download the RBDigital App for Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire. You can get eMagazines, eComics and eAudiobooks all on the same app - or online from https://walsall.rbdigitalglobal.com/home.
RBDigital Comics and Graphic Novels
Comics and graphic novels from Marvel and other major brands and series, appealing to all ages.
Download the RBDigital App for Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire. You can get eMagazines, eComics and eAudiobooks all on the same app - or online from https://walsall.rbdigitalglobal.com/home.
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.
COBRA (The Complete Business Refererence Adviser)
If you're a business start-up or SME, COBRA is an ideal source of practical information and ideas or to help research a market.
Online study resource for people preparing for the Life in the UK test or British citizenship test.
Theory Test Pro
Practice for the driving theory test, with lots of sample tests for you to try.
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 now access Ancestry Library Edition remotely while libraries are closed. Just log into your Walsall Libraries account here.
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.
Up-to-date Which? Reports, plus a two-year archive. Only available in libraries which receive Which? reports.
Username and password needed – ask staff for details.