Libraries and archives

Libraries and archives

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Coronavirus: library information

Information on what libraries are open and what services are available.

Join the library

Find out how to join the library online

Library online resources

Resources to learn English, practice your driving theory test or educate yourself in the best of classical music.

Online newspapers and magazines

Find out how to access free digital versions of 7,000 UK and international newspapers and magazines, as well as 1000s of graphic novels and comics.

eBooks and eAudio

Find out how to use our eBook and eAudiobook service.

Local and family history

Find out how to get temporary home access to Ancestry.

Find a library

Search for your closest library, find out the opening times and the services available

Library catalogue

Magazines, newspapers, audiobooks, art and drama.

Central Library

Reference library, exhibitions, business resources, activities and events, services for disabled people.

Services for children and young people

Find out about online activities we are offering while our libraries are closed

Archives and local history

Resources to help you find information on local history and family history.

Help create your future library service

Find out about our ideas events and how you can tell us your suggestions.

Case studies about libraries

Links to case studies to help you come up with suitable ideas and how they could work.

Ask to hold your own event or activity at a library

What to do if you want to hold an event or activity at one of our libraries.