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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 for you at - or download the Libby App for Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire. You can get eMagazines, eComics and eAudiobooks all on the same App.

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.

Go Citizen

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

Theory Test Pro

Theory test pro logoPractice 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.

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.

Which? Extra

Which? logoUp-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.